Outdoor Running Adventures

Running in northern BC with my dog Kobi

My Foot, Some Biking, and a Surprise Gift

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

 

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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! 🙂

    ~Carl~

  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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