Well, today I was finally able to try out my new skate-skis (a Christmas present from the saints at Trinity Church.) Wow. What a hoot! Skate skis utilize cross-country-esque skis propelled forward with an ice-skating-esque stride. Very fun actually. Ellen, aided by the Nordic blood flowing thickly in her veins, did quite well, and was very soon zooming around the track. I love that woman!