Monday, March 05, 2007
Yesterday was the Tour of Anchorage. It is the 2nd largest ski marathon in the country. D and I had registered for the 25K, and we managed to talk our husbands into doing the same. Originally the boys were going to carry a keg in a backpack for the whole race. Welllll, it was frozen before the race even started so they had to ditch it. It was chilly in the morning but once we got going it warmed up nicely. About 1/2 through we thought, hmm, we should be close to being done now. Nope, we were exactly 1/2 way. The race turned out to be much longer than we expected. It was fun though and the views were gorgeous! It's a nice trail that takes the racers through the parks in the city, around the coastal trail and back into Kincaid park. It was a clear day so the mountains were beautiful. We did see a moose snoozing off to the side of the trail. I was too much of a chicken to stop and take a picture. It was also amazing to watch all those talented racers go whizzing by. It was definitely worth doing and I'm not nearly as sore as I thought I would be today. Next time I think I will consider training!