|(missing from this photo: Ozzie (wandering off somewhere) and me (taking the picture)|
The three little tortoises -- Victor, Ozzie, and I -- were far behind the others, but that's okay: we made up a fun workout for the event, hiking the flats and downhills and charging every uphill, no matter how short. Every time the trail inclined upward, we shouted, "Up! Up! Up!" and Victor and Ozzie bounded with poles, while I ran up with quick little feet as fast as I could, trying to grow myself some fast-twitch muscles.
It was an awesome day; as Ozzie pointed out, our trail system is perfect for training and it's a lot more fun to do it with your friends! With any luck, Rune will organize another one of these events before the snow falls and we're back on skis.
A big big THANK YOU to Rune, for coming up with this idea and making it happen,
and to chief timer Augustina and assistant timer Joan for herding all the cats and tracking their times.
Not enough eye candy yet? Here are more photos Augustina took: