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Iron Paws Week 3 Challenge

Since our crash on Sunday I have not been able to do much and now it is getting very cold (-20C and even colder in the evenings) so I doesn’t look like we will get much if any sledding or canicross in this week.  But we rocked this week’s challenge.  We had to take pictures of our team catching popcorn….now this is our kind of challenge!!!

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Wipeout(s)

Kicksledding this winter has been fun but painful.  I’ve had a few spectacular wipeouts.  First run of the season…I made it through the entire run without wiping out.  Got to the parking lot and the dogs took a sharp corner to get to Don and I ended up with one ski caught on a snow pile covering a curb and flipped on my right side. Don was so busy laughing and videoing that he forgot to catch the dogs and the sled as they ran by.

 

Today was my best wipeout ever.  We were 1/2 way through the 4km run at Blackfoot. During a steep downhill run, Spirit stopped to gobble up a frozen ‘poop-sicle” on the trail. The sled caught up to her and was going to hit her so I bailed. Got the tow rope and one of the sled skis tangled around my ankle as the dogs took off running again. Big boo boo and fat ankle. Hope this won’t end my Iron Paws season 💔😟 (and yes that is dog hair all over my socks….can’t vacuum with a boo boo right?! 😂). I am hoping that at least I can get some sympathy points…maybe some spoiling and extra attention from the skinny guy.  A girl can dream?!??!?

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Iron Paws Week 2

This week’s Howliday fun challenge was to play One-eyed-Jack-is-wild virtual poker game.  You have to answer 5 questions and your answers are decoded into poker cards.  Let’s just say we aren’t going to win the game.  You can tell by the dogs’ expressions that we have a really crappy poker hand.

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2019 Iron Paws

Just for a little winter fun and motivation, I have signed up for the 2019 Iron Paws Stage Race.  It is a 6 week virtual sled dog race.  The whole idea is to get you and your dogs out and active and meeting up with local like minded people.  It also includes some fun challenges that you must do each week.

For our first week we have been challenged to create a magazine cover featuring our team.  This is what I came up with:

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We accumulate points by participating in races, going on group training runs and participating in regional events.  As long as we do at least one run per week we should earn a medal at the end of the 6 week program. The real reward is the time spent and memories made with your dogs.

Sometimes it can be hard to keep motivated during a cold Alberta winter so I am hoping this virtual race and meeting up with other Kicksled/canicross/skijor/bikejor teams will keep us going out and about.

To start our New Year off on the right foot and accumulate our first points, the dogs and I did the Running Room 5km Resolution run as a canicross team.

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We got SDDA mail

We received two new official titles in the mail today. Brodie got his SD-MACH (Sporting Detection Master Champion) and Spirit got her silver level SD-E (Sporting Detection Excellent Title).  They sure love this sniffing game. So proud of my “kids”.
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We Got CKC Mail

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My handsome boy got his CKC Novice Sprinter title in the mail. Only 6 weeks from the day he actually earned his title, that’s really good for CKC.

 

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MACH Photoshoot

pic-27This fall I made myself a promise that if we were lucky enough to earn our Sporting Detection Master Champion title,  I would book a photo session with an amazing local photographer Bev Holoboff Photography   Brodie proved to be a bit of a challenge.  He wasn’t comfortable posing on top of the table so he was just panting like crazy.  Nearly every picture she took, either his tongue was hanging out or his ears were back and he looked nervous. We decided we would try getting some actions shots by throwing a bunch of his scent detection ribbons in the air. Not sure that Brodie found it as funny as we did.

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