Alaska

October 27, 2009 at 8:27 pm (Fun Stuff, Travel) (, , , )

A couple years ago when I was in Alaska for the first time, I got to go snorkeling.  Yep, snorkeling in 43 degree water.  It was really fun.  I got to see all sorts of fish and pet a jelly fish underwater (there were a ton of them!).

Since it’s been several years, you may be wondering why I bring this up.  Well, tonight I went running.  My right (bad) knee was a little sore, and my left shin seems to be developing shin splints ( 😦 ).  Well one option was getting ice, but the pool looked much more tempting.

Now, I’m sure you’re thinking a pool in Phoenix can’t be that cold, well, in a cold snap in October after the sun has gone down, that water gets cold!  It wasn’t quite 43 degrees, but it was cold!!!

 

 

speaking of which… it is definitely time to go back to Alaska…

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Iditarod Update

March 16, 2009 at 4:59 pm (Fun Stuff) (, , )

Baring a storm (which did happen in 95), it looks like Lance Mackey is on his way to a third win. He has fewer than 170 miles left.

1 Lance Mackey out of Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick), 960 miles from Anchorage

2 Sebastian Schnuelle out if Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet), 902 miles form Anchorage

3 Jeff King out if Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet), 902 miles form Anchorage

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Iditarod XXXVII

March 9, 2009 at 9:12 pm (Fun Stuff) (, , , )

On Saturday, the 37th Iditarod began in Anchorage, AK.

67 teams left Anchorage on their way for Nome.  As of this writing, all 67 teams are still in the race, and two-time defending champion, Lance Mackey, is in first place in Rainy Pass.  This is 224 miles outside Anchorage, and 907 from Nome.

Current standings can be seen here.

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