Tag Archives: Iditarod

Serum Run Boot Camp 2012: Hot to Trot. Part 1

If one phase can sum up the 2012 Serum Run Boot Camp it would have to be: Too Hot to Trot It was unseasonably warm this past weekend and it played havoc on our plans for the serum run boot camp. Well not really. We all had a great time. The organizers will be the first to tell you that …

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30 Days About Me. Day 19: Special Talent

I am participating in a blog challenge this month. It is 30 Days About Me from the blog, a Daily Dose of Toni. In the past few weeks we have discussed wedding talk, our favorite songs, quotes and artists, and places we would like to visit. Today topic is a talent or hobby that I have.  I am involved in …

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Mushing Capital of the World Trip on Gowalla

On the location service application for iPhone (and other smart-phones), Gowalla, you can create unique trips to share with your friends. Since I am living and training in the Mushing Capital of the World: Willow, Alaska I thought it would be cool to make a trip on Gowalla to share. In Willow we have more mushers per square mile than …

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Fortos Fort: A year in the life

Forto’s Fort July 3, 2010 It was July 3, 2010 at about 3 pm when my daughter, Nicole and I landed in Alaska on a cool and very rainy Saturday afternoon and we pulled into the driveway to meet realtor and friend, Dave. We had pretty much bought the cabin sight unseen in mid-June on the condition that it was …

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Freshly pressed, hopes and dreams…

I can’t say how grateful I am for the opportunity to be Freshly Pressed on WordPress.com yesterday. The post was just a short piece about my first training run of the summer with my sled dog team up in Alaska. I didn’t think much of it when I wrote it. I just wanted to share the experience with my readers. …

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Never forget your dreams…

“Never Forget Your Dreams” –Korczak Kiolkowski It was a decade ago with a dog truck full of a rag-tag team of rescued Siberian Huskies, three kids barely old enough to be in school and a dream that was just begining. Michele, the kids and I were heading to the Black Hills Race to the Gold sled dog race in Hill …

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Iditarod 2011: Know when to fold ’em

The buzz around Fourth Avenue in Anchorage at the ceremonial start for this year’s Iditarod is that musher number 34 Paul Gebhardt would give Lance Mackey a run for his money. Gebhardt’s dog truck was sitting right next to us at the staging area for the start, one that he shared with Kristy Berington (#7) and the talk amongst the …

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Iditarod 2011: Leased teams and rookie mistakes

On yesterday’s episode of Mush! You Huskies we spoke about a little known fact about the Iditarod. Leased teams. While leasing a team to run The Last Great Race, is not new and has been around for years, it is something that the casual fan doesn’t know much about. According to our Iditarod expert on Mush! You Huskies, 7-time Iditarod …

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