|Pre-trot chatter and smack talk, between the dogs ofcourse|
I also laid out the ground rules, which were basically to have fun, and not get hit by a truck on Route 201. I also reminded everyone what direction we were doing the loop and pointed out the "short cuts" if anyone wanted to bag out early (and yes, there was a penalty for that. I don't know what it was, but I just told them there would be a penalty).
|Checking out the start/finish line flagging|
One car stopped and ask us about the "Road Race" that was going on, and wondered if the road was closed for the race and if he could get through to the "other side of town." After some laughing, we told him no, the road wasn't closed, but that we were looking for a pace car to notify spectators of the winning runners.
He looked at us blankly for a second then burst out laughing. Then we invited him to participate, he politely declined, wished us a Happy Thanksgiving, and drove off.
Without further delay, we started the race. My friend Cindy and I just said, "OK!! Ready? Set! GO GO GO!" and then we were off.
|The start, just before a few more people showed up|
|Note the paparazzi on the right (it is a guy with a camera). This is turning into a big event!|
|Coming down the town hill (where I do my hill repeats) for the final stretch|
|Heather, Tommy (the mighty biker), and Tucker at the finish|
|Happy boys, post race. Ready for some turkey!|
|Bailey was the winning dog, of course, since I make the rules.|
I hope everyone had an awesome day yesterday!