Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pineland part 2, and Miss Bethany's Elbow-Licking

So here's part 2 of our Pineland Farms write-up. Today we'll be blogging about one of Ryan's favorite parts of the weekend. The trail running festival also had an event called the Canicross, an event that Ryan wishes he could do. The canicross is the sport of cross-country running while hitched to a dog. The dogs had little harnesses on that were attached to their human's waist. At this event there were dogs of all shapes and sizes, some that looked like they could run forever, and others that looked like they were just little lap dogs. However, all the dogs (and humans) did great, and it was quite an event to watch. Ryan's already recruiting a dog to run with at the next one. 

Here's the team that ended up winning, coming in under 20 minutes.

I love the dogs' enthusiasm.

Another action shot.

And now here's the pic you've all been waiting for. . . . Miss Bethany licking her elbow:

16 comments:

Denise said...

thanks for the picture. so talented!! :-)

Marlene said...

OMG, how funny are you!!!!!!!!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

very impressive skill there Bethany! i just tried it and not even close...LOL! What a neat run you all did with the dogs. I've never seen anything like that before.

Meg said...

nnnn-iiiiiii-cccccc-eeee !!!!
I love the pictures of the dogs pulling the runners, that must be SO helpful. I'd recruit a dog too, Ryan!

Amanda said...

Dogs are awesome to run with, but mine would kill me in a race :)!

Very interesting talent - licking your elbow!

Jennifer said...

I love the dog race, how cool is that! Of course, like every one else who read this post, I tried to lick my elbow, most impossible for me! Sorry I missed your last post about the ultra!!! Awesome!!

Johann said...

Awesome pictures! I love dogs, that is really cool.
I can't lick my elbow...not even close!

Tricia said...

great pics!

Steel Springs said...

Haha. Great post. I love the pic. I'm impressed!

Katye said...

now that's real talent...hate to say I ever doubted it could be done

Katie A. said...

I would love to run a race with my dog! Unfortunately, her little Corgi legs crap out every half mile! LOL!
That pic is awesome!

LMC said...

Elbow licking, pretty darn funny! I have to confess that I tried to do that and, it is amazingly difficult and, NO, I can't do it. You are talented! Great race pics too. Thanks for sharing!

Colleen said...

How have I not commented on this yet? Bethany - you are soooo talented and Ryan is a lucky guy! But for real, you must have really short arms and a really long tongue because I am like 6 inches away from my elbow when I try to do that!!!

misszippy said...

I could seriously see falling on one's face when doing that event! Did everyone stay upright? Pretty cool.

Rose said...

How much fun, running with your dog...I'd recruit a small dog lol just to give myslef a chance lol Beth so whats your secret short arms or long tongue? I think you the only person on the planet that can lick their elbow - is it not a google fact that humans can not do it?????

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