Tag Archive for Iditarod Invitational

Cue up the Tom Petty

I thought I was handling my Achilles injury pretty well.   Even though March and April are my favorite months to ski in Alaska, I haven’t been too depressed.   Maybe the fact that volcanic ash has slightly tarnished the snow conditions has helped me from being disappointed.  But I’ve been focusing on doing what…

2009 ITI Is Done

Let’s say that you’ve just completed the “hardest race in the world.” What do you do next? Well, you go to sleep. On the floor of a bank ATM lobby. Until you get picked up by the police.

The Iditarod Trail Invitational was many things. Easy was not one of them.

I am back home now after successfully completing the 2009 Iditarod Trail Invitational race to McGrath. It was an incredible race, and I am still in slight disbelief that it played out the way that it did. Somehow I managed to finish, despite broken equipment, faulty race strategy, nagging injuries, and the worst trail conditions…