2018

Races

KNIK 200 Joe Redington Senior Memorial Race (Bib #7)

This was the first race with solid dogs (no puppies!) and a chance to do well!  We ended up scratching at the half way point due to me having severe back and muscle spasms!! Ugh. Dogs looked amazing, ran amazing and if they could have driven the sled would have done well.  Full race recap is HERE

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2017

Races

2016

Races

2017 was a good year!  I learned a lot and even moved the team full time to Willow, Alaska, which is the self named capital of dog sledding!  It was an amazing, horrifying and eye opening experience but totally worth it! We signed up and ran parts of the Willow 300 Inaugural race (we finished 150 miles of it before I scratched) and the Tug 150 (in which I got horribly lost and ended up running more than 150 miles, but learned a lot none the less).  

2016

Races

I ran the 2016 John Beargrease as my first 300 mile Iditarod qualifer as a rookie.  I had been a volunteer for the Beargrease since 2003 and this was my first year on the runners.  It is just as amazing as I was expecting.  The volunteers, the media, the trail, the atmosphere was just amazing.  I finished which was my first goal, I did pass my qualifier and got a trophy to take home by being the red lantern!  This was a mental and a physically tough race as I was injured about 70 miles into the race and had to pretty much do the entire race with one arm!  A poorly landed crash severely brusied my left shoulder and left me one handed (thank goodness it was my right I was able to use!) but with the help of my handlers and ibuprofen I made it through!