Good evening everyone, if you’re in the Midwest then it’s 3:30 in Alaska it’s 12:30, on the east coast 4:30...and I can’t do any other math than that.
I don’t think I know the person that set out walking his bike two days ago. I’m in Moose Creek Cabin now, what a 40 miles it has been.
At some point today, whiny me was bitching about the snowmobiles that came behind the trail breakers and ruined what would have been an otherwise amazing trail. By the end of the day I thanked them, because they provided the challenge I needed to truly test myself.
Oh that’s just not fair...My sister Angi had an idea for these call ins that I call her cell phone, and leave a voicemail, and she had a wonderful idea to have my mom and my sister be the voicemail that I hear and she has others lined up as well...Whew...It’s a little misty inside my goggles...
Well, no one ever said that watching a blue dot for a thousand miles would be exciting all the time. Believe me I wish I was making it move sooner. I’m on an indescribable patch of earth. These tussock fields, they’re like these little boulders with chia hair on top of them. And there just hasn’t been any snow in this section, and so I’m just pushing my bike from one boulder over another over another. They’re like eight inches out of the ground and they just go on forever...
But, it’s beautiful sunny blue skies, it’s great to see the sun and I am completely in my element right here in this place. One step at a time, I know I’m on the homestretch now, this has been damn near an 80 mile walk from Ophir, and I have to be well within 10 miles of Iditarod where I’ll see civilization again.
And I can feel those damn dogs, running me down like a felon getting out of Shawshank lol. I can’t wait to see them, and to imagine how they get a sled over what I can barely walk...I am in awe. I’m in awe of everything.
I hope today, whatever your challenge is, that you can find a way to put one foot in front of the other, and when everybody else would frown, you smile knowing that you’ll be better for taking it down. Because that’s where I am, I can feel you all through the tracker and all of your messages that I’ve yet to see, but I know they’re there.
Together, Onwards! To Iditarod!