Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Big Window Into Your Soul

Looks like the mushers are well into the end of the race now. Looks like it will be a race between Jeff King, Doug Swingley, DeeDee Jonrowe and Paul Gebhardt. They definitely have set the pace for the race this year.

Martin Buser continues to run well behind the leading teams in 26th position. He is running eleven dogs now. ADN continues to provide very good coverage with lots to read. I enjoyed listening to their AM Audio this morning. Buser and others spoke about wha it is like to continue on racing with sleep deprivation and fatigue which the mushers will battle until the end of the race. Martin Buser said pushing yourself beyond exhaustion can be very revealing and frightening.

"It's [exhaustion, hallucinations] a big window into your soul, I think. People that don't like what they are seeing they don't run the Iditarod from year to year." Martin Buser

Jonrowe says she is just trying to maintain the position she is at right now.

Scratches remain at eleven.

Three dogs have died.

It's blowing and cold here. Yuck! I am happy to have a lot of wood and a warm fire in the stove.

"I will both lie down in peace and sleep; for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety." Psalms 4:8

...and that's not referring to Safety on the Iditarod Trail. :-)

1 comment:

akeskileut said...

We checked the standings last night and hubby checked againg this morning on the race. I finally posted on my site.:-)