Welcome to Nenana Tripod Days. This weekend I'm heading down to Nenana for the annual Ice Classic dog sled race. It's two days of 40 miles each day, although I'm hearing now it's actually only 30 miles a day but they say 40 to keep the sprinters away. Either way it'll be a fun training race. Sam's got the weekend off, but isn't coming as there's lots of paperwork to be done at the cabin.
I'm hoping that we'll have a good showing, but if we're at the back again, I'm OK with that. It's strange because I'm very competitive by nature, but when it has come to my first racing season, I've been good at taking it slow and easy to make the experience as fun as possible for the dogs and, ultimately, myself.
Anyway, wish us luck.