The Iditarod starts today and all we’re thinking about is “our” team – Snowhook! – and the lucky Plunderers (a wonderful group of readers who gather at this blog) who have made the journey to Alaska and are on the scene (see below). We’ll have frequent updates from Rebecca, CEO of Snowhook. Yesterday was the ceremonial start and here’s what Rebecca had to say about that:
The Ceremonial Start is an eleven mile blur that runs through the streets of Anchorage with fans, chatter, and photographs before, during and after the run. As part of the chatter we were able to share that our race was dedicated to our dear friend, Melanie.
Upon arriving home, AJ set to making minor repairs to his sled. The name of the game for musher and dogs the night before the restart is rest. This is the first year AJ will go into the race rested and not running in a deficit of sleep.
As I type this email the starting line up has been drafted, yet won’t be finalized until he loads the dogs in the truck before heading to the starting line. It is the last slot on the roster that is always difficult to fill. What is not difficult is knowing that we have the Plunderers on the trail with us in spirit.
Welcome new friends Habi (chewing Spanish moss – from Louisiana, maybe?) and Bunny.
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