Number one: Double checking cold weather gear – it’s warm compared to what the dogs in the race experience but I’m a weak, untrained country girl by comparison. Number two: Finished reading Gary Paulsen’s Winterdance on the plane, then shared it with another traveller. Wow! Amazing! Scary! I cried from laughing and I cried from sorrow. I can’t even imagine but now I have a taste. Would I want to run the race? To experience being dog – yes. Could I do it? Nope, I’d scratch in 10 minutes! Maybe 8.number three: Snacks! Don’t want to miss anything, can’t be foraging for food. Bring snacks.
Tomorrow? The mushers banquet. Then the race starts Saturday – downtown anchorage. Can you imagine? Downtown!!