Outdoor Running Adventures

Running in northern BC with my dog Kobi

Spring Hasn’t Sprung

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I’ve been thinking of posting for months and then came to the realization that winter would be over by the time I got around to it.  Turns out I was wrong.  It is officially spring and has been for a bit now (at least according to the calendar), but winter hasn’t let go yet.

Rather than writing about my adventures since December, which would take at least 5,000 words, I shall summarize my most memorable moments since my last post in photos.  I’ve had some epic moments this winter too.  Perhaps I just attract epic adventure much like James Bond attracts gorgeous women.  It’s more probable that it’s just a natural consequence of running in the middle of nowhere with wild animals (I’ve had about 3 adventures with wild caribou alone).  One very memorable run involved a 95 lb golden retriever colliding into the side of my friends knee.  Now I know what bones cracking sound like.   She ended up with a compound fracture on her tibial plateau and will be a in a cast for 12 weeks.  Lesson learned from this, be careful when running with dogs.

Okay, now onto the photos…

7 caribou encountered on this run

Quick trip to the mountains

A little mountain trip

Just out running on the lake

Can you tell we like winter?

Out on the lake again (that’s Zola with us)

Kobi is keeping it real (and I’m trying to look all cool)

Our pack out in the middle of nowhere (a week before the knee break)

Kobi really likes the mountains

Girl power

Okay, that’s enough photo enjoyment.

I have no races planned (except Emperor’s Challenge – if I can get in).  My feelings towards races have evolved since my somewhat dysfunctional year and a half long relationship with Wolverine (recall my heel spur), but that’s an entirely separate post (or series of posts).

As I was closing this post, Kobi showed up at the door with a part of a white tail deer (it’s tail of all things).  I suspect some larger predators had a meal at the expense of the poor deer.  Life in the wild is harsh.  See, I do live an exciting life.

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Cricket is suggesting I not let that in the house

Has spring sprung where you are or is that still up for debate?

Should I have let Kobi in with the body part?  

Which photo is your favourite?

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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.

13 thoughts on “Spring Hasn’t Sprung

  1. Another super blog – thanks, Angie and Kobi! Every one of those photos (well, maybe not the very last one) is a potential photo contest winner. Makes me want to move up to Fort Nelson (well, maybe …). But really – well done and thanks for the inspiration! xx

    • Thanks so much for the kind comments Jane!!! I mostly like my cat Cricket’s expression on the last photo, ‘you’re not going to let her in with that are you?’ I truly believe you can find beautiful places everywhere and I feel lucky that I don’t have to go very far to find them up here.

  2. You capture the beauty of the north and show how fun winter can be. Your photos are amazing! It is officially spring here…even the trails are almost dried up. No complaints as I hate mud. However, don’t be too jealous because Spring = Ticks! I love insects but hate those evil disease carriers. Enjoy what is left of winter, i miss it already.

    • My favourite photo is the one of you and Kobi on the mountain. My second fav is the one where Kobi is mugging for the camera with her tongue hanging and you’re being the serious runner. 🙂

      Rural Rule #1 — Never, ever let the critters or the kids bring in dead animal parts. Because there is a high probability of it ending up in someone’s bed.

      • I do like that one where Kobi has goofy face and I’m all serious. I love her reality checks. That is really good advice about dead animal parts. That’s the last thing I want on my pillow when I wake up is a body part that likely has mites or some other critter on it too. Yuck! Thanks for reading my friend!!

    • The road was muddy on our afternoon walk today so we may now be heading into spring. Mud lasts a while here though. I hate mud, but I hate ticks more. I bought tick tweezers for Kobi so I can be prepared as those evil disease carriers are making their way north.

  3. Thank you Ange & Kobi, I love your posts!!! Your adventures in the north are inspiring and although I have not had the chance or the energy to enjoy what you have, please continue these for the rest of us to enjoy. ❤❤❤

    • Thank you Carol! I’m so happy you like them. I really owe it to Kobi. She inspires me to explore! I’m pretty grateful to have her in my life! Thank you for following us!

  4. I love the photos! The Girl Power one is great! Although I’m not a winter person (I grew up in the mountains and have grown to not like cold weather at all as an adult), your photos show how much fun you and Kobi have in the snow.

    • Thanks so much! I like how we’re an all girl team (even the dogs and even the two that are out with injuries right now). In all honesty, I’m cold from October to May. It’s an excuse for me to buy lots of cool gear. Kobi loves it, she’s a snow dog so it’s easier when your partner loves the season.

  5. There is still a fair amount of snow in my part of Ontario Angie, which is quite unseasonable. Except for a serious storm last week, we have not had a lot of new snow the past month. Just not melting, as the temperatures still are chilly.

    I do enjoy the weather these days however. Great for running, and so wonderful to have lots of daylight now after I get home from work. I’m pretty laid back, so sure Kobi could come in with the deer tail.

    Your photos are always so gorgeous Angie. I am curious what you use for a camera. Hard to pick a favourite, but I would go for the silhouette photo with your caption, “A Little Mountain Trip”. The photo seems to capture the mountain wilderness. In my part of Ontario sometimes it is hard to get that “remote feeling”. You may be all alone in the woods on a trail, but you often hear traffic in the distance, or planes flying over.

    A beautiful post Angie. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    • That’s the same for us. We had a pile of snow and it’s just not melting. The extra daylight is the best though. I also love being able to run in the light after work.

      I did let the ‘tail’ inside but there was hair everywhere so it’s back on the deck. She watches it from inside now.

      I use a GoPro for a camera. Great little camera. Watching the sunrise in the mountains that morning was pretty nice. The colours were stunning. You are very much alone out there too. It’s kind of cool.

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting Carl!

      • What the Go Pro captures in quality is so stunning Angie. Your pictures always seem to have that edge (or it could be the photographer…lol! Have a tremendous week ahead! 🙂

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