Thursday, January 28
Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Father’s Day at Sloth-Hill: The Tortoise and the Hare


Five bright-eyed Pax, including YHC were there to help launch the opening of Sloth-Hill (Slow Runners Club) on a beautiful Sunday morning. The idea behind this was the joint brainchild of Sunshine and myself and was meant to give us SRC members an opportunity to put some miles in without becoming completely exhausted trying to keep up with those that obviously were absent the day that Aesop’s greatest of all fables, the Tortoise and the Hare was presented in class and fail to acknowledge the true benefits of a true MOSEY (slow and steady). Mentos was given provisional SRC membership yesterday at Stinkhill provided he was properly handicapped with his 40lb rucksack but is now on probationary status for fartsacking on launch day. Regardless, the true SRC members: Sunshine, Gandolf, and myself showed up along with two non-handicapped rabbits ( Dreamliner and Screendoor) who obviously must post somewhere if there is an AO on that day anywhere in their vicinity. They were of course a welcome addition to the group but their hare-like tendencies could not be hidden… in more ways than one as we will soon find out.


30 Side Straddle Hops IC
20 Hillbilly Walkers IC
30 Merkins OMC
20 Heel Raises IC


The Pax were directed on a mosey around the lake at your own pace and our two rabbits of course wasted no time and took off… In the WRONG direction. Doesn’t everyone know that races are run in a COUNTER-clockwise direction? Everyone but those headstrong hares I guess. When the SRC members finally met up again with the two misguided hares (about 1/3 of the way around the lake), YHC didn’t have the heart to inform them of their mistake and instead gifted them (and ourselves) with:

30 Merkins OMC
30 Burpees IC

Once complete, the two groups continued onward in their predetermined directions until we met again at just over 2/3 of the way thru the circuit and promptly knocked out:

30 Big Boy Sit-ups
30 Merkins

The SRC once again continued slowly and steadily onward to the finish line at the base of Stinkhill as the hares took off at their (recklessly) breakneck pace. As expected for those familiar with that wise old fable, we of the tortoise-persuasion easily bested the hares and were rewarded with several victory laps to the top of Stinkhill and back to revel in our “victory” and wait for those overly-zealous hares to “catch up” (never mind that the hares completed two laps of the lake in nearly the same time that the SRC completed one).

The Pax then headed back to the flag as a group for a quick Counterama and Namerama before heading off to church. Thanks to all for the successful launch of Sloth-Hill and Happy Father’s Day!


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  1. Way to step up and start this Scully. Enjoyed the run despite my pit stop on lap two. As a wise man (Priorities) once pointed out, never trust a methane gas release while running. I should have listened.

  2. Ahhh… So much like the ill-fated hare in the fable, you thought you had enough of a lead to take a pit stop!

    Sloth-Hill may be just the AO needed to EH a few of my tortoise-like friends, get them hooked, and then chuckle to myself when I finally introduce them to Stinkhill. Misery loves company!

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