Suddenly I feel the need for some serious calorie burning exercise, so this morning we stopped into Crosby Clinic to see Shelly, the administrator of the NorthWest Dakota Fitness Center.
Snow is melting, skiing and snow shoeing time is curtailed.
It's relatively warm, 40F (4C), but the wind is sliding past the barren trees and curling round the collar of my down jacket leaving me with the shivers. Better to exercise inside than outside for the next few weeks.
So - What does the fitness center have to do with the FUN RUN in the advert above this blog post?
The flyer was front and center in the Clinic waiting room bulletin board.
'They'll be running in the slush, on ice. Isn't that dangerous,' I asked.
The reply - 'Oh no, not running, snow mobiling and 4-wheeling. It's lots of fun. We start at the Dam and stop at each of the bars listed at the top of the flyer to eat and play poker. The couple with the best poker hand at the end of the competition wins.'
Brand new concept to me - snowmobiling to the local pub and then on to the next one and the next one. The Aussies have nothing on the Nordacotans. Reminds me a bit of the 'dunny' races in Winton.
If you want more info, click on the title to today's blog post and you will go directly to the Stony Run Gentleman's Association Facebook page where there's lots of detail on the expectations of the day.