I’m doing one more push for the Atlanta 2 Day Walk for Breast Cancer. I’ve created some special shirts just for the walk to raise a little more money for my human. He’ll be walking the 30 miles while I lounge around the house. It seems he thinks 20 miles in a day is too much for these little leg. I’ve done 12 miles. He also said that with 1000 people on the sidewalks of downtown Atlanta I just might get stepped on. I agree, so I’ll be staying home.
BUT, you can help me by ordering one or two of my special Pet My Wiener T-Shirts and I’ll donate $6.00 to the Atlanta 2 Day for every shirt sold and delivered. Six bucks a shirt, if I sell 50 shirts that’s 300 bucks to save the ta tas. Let get this kicked off. Even is you don’t buy a shirt, share this post with your friends and family. Someone is sure to enjoy one of my special Pet My Wiener shirts.
Go to my store and reserve your shirt now. They’ll not be printed until the end of the campaign at the end of October (which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month).
There are 4 styles available for men and woman and several awesome colors.
Come to Atlanta and help cheer on all the 2 Day Walkers
Do the 2! Join the Atlanta 2-Day Walk and be a part of the fight against breast cancer. This 30 mile, 2-Day Walk is the flagship event of It’s The Journey, Inc., and consists of a 20 mile walk on Saturday and a 10 mile walk on Sunday.
In 13 years, the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer has raised $12 million to fund 271 grants that provide breast cancer education, screening, early detection, support services, and continuing care for Georgians.
October 15-16, 2016
Well he did it. He went and got those crazy plates for the car. This would make it official my human is completely and totally crazy. BUT I must say I like his style.
Yes this has nothing to do with running or dachshunds for that matter but a lot of my friends wanted to see how I get to the running trails. Well I get there rather quickly thank you!
WOW! Early start and we hit the Greenway. It’s so nice to get back out with my human again. It seems like the knee is doing OK. I’m not a doctor, heck I’m not human but I knew I was in for a real workout when we blew right past the 5k turn around spot. We didn’t go a whole lot further but with 4 inch legs every step is important.
We did a 4 mile walk/run and I just gotta say I was one tired puppy. :–) Here’s an action shot of me. Note the ears are in the flipped back racer mode.
I was going to post a cool video of this morning’s run but the human had the Contour Roam camera in hi-def 1080p mode. When the camera bounces as much as I make it bounce all that great resolution just makes it jumpy and jittery. It’s so bad it could cause some people to have a kanipshun. Next trip out we will have the camera in sport mode at 720p and 60 frames a sec and be able to post some good video clips of my most awesome running style. For today, I’ve posted a capture from the cool shot of the early morning sun to our back.
And one more picture of me getting pretty close as I did my famous (and annoying) rear crossover. It was a great morning. We both had fun, shed a few excess calories and made a few people smile and wave.
One note for all my friends on the Forsyth County Greenway. If you bring your dog out for a walk or run and they find it necessary to take a dump!!! Pick that shit up. There are bags and trash cans on the trail for you. It really is nasty to be running along minding my own business (at 4 inches off the ground) and suddenly find my nose 3 inches from a pile of Labrador poo large enough to get lost in. I know you had to stop to do that, so tell your human to clean it up.
Now for a couple human tracking bits for all the stats junkies out there. Remember this was not a run! This was a walk/run (mostly walk for now) we both need to get back into top shape before either one of use do a full on run.
And yes the splits get better. We are stating out slow to make sure nothing gets bent out of position, all the joints are warm and lubricated and everything is functioning as expected. The human seems a little tentative in his step… :–) but hey I can’t blame him, that time off was horrible and neither one of us want that again.
Until next time, happy running and remember life is completely different from down here.
It’s taken five months for the humans knee to heal. He’s made 3 trips to the greenway in 7 days and one trip to the treadmill. 4 miles each time. Looks like we’re going to be getting back into moving around a lot more. Look for new posts starting next week with your favorite running dachshund!! Scarlett! .
What a day. It was cold… freezing cold but we went out walking this morning. I got a purple puppy sweater on, my Hug-A-Dog Harness and of course my newly upgraded ContourROAM1+ One plus because we upgraded the firmware and made it into a almost ROAM2 which means for the video junkies out there, we got 60fps so now you can see my massive camera wobble a lot better. On a side note that also means we can get better screen grabs to post a few stills from the walks. Which is just what we did below so you can see things out on the Greenway. Maybe my daddy will get a short video edited this weekend to post. The raw footage looks real good with the camera upgraded.
The walk was great. We went all the way to Fowler Park from Bethelview in just a bit under 1 hour. It’s 3.85 miles so we were just a hair under a four mile an hour pace. Not bad for the first long walk in about 4 months. I got picked up at the park by my mommy and rode back home with her. Daddy walked back to Bethelview so he did 7.7 miles and did it in 2 hours. Pretty good for an old human.
So here is what the human sees of me when we are on the trail.
Of course what I see is totally different. You see when you’re only about 4 inches off the pavement everything is different.
Hopefully we can get in another walk this weekend but it’s looking like a lot of rain. We’ll see.