Here’s what I will never understand… the lure of racing dogs 1000 miles in freezing cold weather with no amenities. Don’t get me wrong. I love the race. I love the cold most days. But I rarely get up on a day when its below zero and think this would be the perfect day to run 1000 miles. Usually I just think it would be a great day for a SHORT walk and then a BIG blaze in the fireplace with a warm cocoa.

I guess it takes all kinds.

Long distance mushers have my absolute respect… if only because I think they must all be a little nuts.