Outdoor Running Adventures

Running in northern BC with my dog Kobi

My Foot, Some Biking, and a Surprise Gift


Spring has sprung, meaning we have mud, snow, ice and dust.


Running is still on hold.  Wolverine (recall my heel spur’s name) is still cranky and because misery loves company, he found a little friend to share his crankiness with.  I’ve had some medial ankle pain for a while and was originally convinced it was nothing until it hurt so bad I could hardly walk.  Thanks to Google, I was convinced I had Tarsel Tunnel Syndrome, which is a compressed nerve which can be very bad and if you Google the surgery, it’s really really bad.


Just a cool shot of Kobi with her besty Zola.  I walked, they ran.

Because Kobi was due for her vaccines I decided to hit the road and head south (400km) to get ourselves all fixed up, or at least properly diagnosed.  Turns out I don’t have Tarsel Tunnel Syndrome, I have tendonitis.  I think at some level I was wanting to diagnose myself with something horrible in order to be wrong so that a less bad diagnosis would be better.  Does that make any sense?

I have some exercises and hopefully in a few more weeks I can attempt to run again.  Kobi is also all vaccinated up and good to go.  That’s what we call a win win.


April weather has been typical:  melting snow, mud, then more snow, then more melting snow and more mud.  April likes to embrace all the seasons.  I did manage to squeeze in some biking with Kobi so she could get some decent mileage in.


She also gets covered in mud, but we’ve got this nifty little travel shower from Kurgo that I can use to rinse her off outside and make her all sparkly clean again.  I just love this product.


Just attach it to a pop bottle and voila!  Clean dog.  Thank you Kurgo!!

On a really cool note, I received some delicious goodies that came all the way from New York!  The totally cool runner, traveller, blogger A Fasted Paced Life sent me a box full of Pipcorn.  Thank you so much!!  You can read about it here.  It is so good!!  I’ve already polished off a bag – by myself.  If you can get your hands on this stuff by all means buy some!


Kobi approves!

I hope you’re all having a lovely April and perhaps one day I’ll run again as I’m sure you’re all getting a bit bored with my walking adventures and totally random blog posts.

Standby for the first bear and mosquito sightings!


Author: Angie

I live in northern British Columbia, Canada. I found my dog Kobi in 2011 when she was only 5 weeks old and we've been having running adventures ever since.

12 thoughts on “My Foot, Some Biking, and a Surprise Gift

  1. Hahaha, Bandit loves Pipcorn too. She lurks around to hoover any crumbs. Pipcorn or otherwise.

    I can’t google symptoms. If I do, I’m always convinced that I have a horrible disease and will die in a few months. My mother and Ben have had to talk me out of thinking that life was over a few times.

    • Hoover dogs are handy! That’s funny about Googling symptoms. Google is awesome, but also dangerous. This is not the first time I was convinced I had something pretty serious.

  2. I use the shower attachment from Kurgo too! love it! Glad to catch up on your blog, I’ve been away for a while.

  3. So THAT is what I need for my dog! This crazy april mud makes me not want to take him anywhere! Hope to see you running soon!

    • You totally need one! It has changed our lives! Baths are such a pain and she would need one every day without this! And thanks, I hope to be running soon too 😊

  4. I have done that myself Angie…diagnose something for myself that is far worse than I actually have….lol! 🙂

    It has been a long haul for you with your “wolverine.” Your blog posts are still very interesting reads. I appreciate your honesty. We all have our set backs.

    Saw my 1st mosquito a week ago. It hit an unseasonal +22C, I was doing some trail running that day, there was still some snow patches around, and it was the strangest thing to see this creature. 🙂

    Hope you continue to heal my friend! 🙂


  5. I don’t know how you disappeared from my reader but thanks to Elle for posting about you, I got you back! Your dog is just about the cutest thing ever. Hoping that with the new diagnosis, you get yourself a quick recovery. I am never a very good person when I am injured and can’t run. 😦

    • I’m happy you’ve found me again! I would agree that Kobi is pretty cute! Injuries are the worst and I’m getting impatient with this one but making slow progress! I’ll take it though!

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