Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The more I listen, the more things sound the same

Hey y'all! I'm still in Big Lake/Willow training the dogs. It's cold here, about 20 below, but it's still 40 to 45 below in Fairbanks, so I'm not complaining too badly. I just really need to keep up with training before my next race and I can't (won't) train when it's colder than about 35 to 40 below. Plus it's hard to keep weight on the dogs when it's that cold. Thanks to Sam for being oh, so understanding and holding down the fort whilst I am away. I'm not sure how long I'll be down here, I guess that's up to ol' Jack Frost...stupid fucker...
I'm feeling good about the Quest 300, which starts on February 14 in Whitehorse. The dogs are excited about running again, with the exception of old Bully. He did really well in the Gin Gin, but it took a few days for him to get his enthusiasm back, so he's officially a couch dog. I'm glad he could be there with me on my first 200.
Anyway, I promised photos, so here are some from, well, from this winter. I hope you're all well and had a lovely holiday.

Training on Fish Creek in November.

How many puppies can fit in this house? Six!

Time to start the race. Rich's sled at the start of the Sheep Mountain 150.

Iditarod Queen DeeDee Jonrowe asleep under the Christmas tree at the Sheep Mountain 150.

Me on the home stretch of the GinGin 200. Notice the bare pavement.


bea's blog said...

What great pix - thanx for sharing!
Greetings from Germany
Beatrice ♥

SH -ic said...

hello well

yes i like to read your blog cant get enough ..
i dreamt doing this one day .. but i lost the dream .ilearned to konw beas blog and saw your blog ..simce that i am happy about every andrea

Anonymous said...

Hey I realize I accidentally posted this on an entry from last I am reposting it in case you didn't get it the first time....

Hey Jillian,

I got your Christmas card. Thanks for thinking of us. I wish I was that organized. Your blog has really developed since I last visited it. It's beautiful with your photography.

Sorry I didn't get to see you again before you left Skagway. Sounds like you enjoyed it enough to come back again next summer. Or no?

I started a blog as well. I don't have a passion like dog mushing to write about, but facebook became to unhealthy for me, so I started a site for my family to keep up with my life. I hope to just keep writing for the sake of writing and hopefully over time I will get better. Check it out:

K, take care, happy new year, happy mushing, happy fucking forty below!!!!!!!!


Ms. ~K said...

Enjoyed my visit to your blog!!!
I'll be on 4th Ave. the first Sat. on March...a long time dream...
Take care,