After careful research, She found one that starts on NEW YEARS DAY! The Catch..is it is in Minnesota. Cold, dark, Viking Infested….Minnesota. Did I mention it is cold? With a serious wind-chill!
However, The weather man said that it would be a “balmy” 23 degrees with hints of sunshine. We decided to take a chance, risk life and Subaru to travel tot he far distant icy plains of the Twin Cities to take a first crack at this race. And, while we are there, why not enjoy the same places we found pleasant the last time we were there.
So we booked a room at the same hotel we visited on the last episode of “ICE TRUCKERS” ( see the march blog post 2014) Luckily, the roads were dry and the weather pleasant…but still cold. With Wind…..
While waiting, we checked out the various states that were represented in the race. Pretty cool that Alaska and Hawaii were both present….As well as Yours Truly…the Iowa Duo!
So the race began. Some took it seriously, others…not so much. I guess the main thing about this race is not so much the distance or the course, but the weather! Lucky for us, the temps held out and even warmed a bit. A considerable improvement over last year…from what I gather.
82 out of 1478 women over all.
Over all, It was a good time! Even though I did not run, I felt quite happy to be the hidden eye behind the camera. I am almost as excited as Cheryl to try this again in a different location. And who knows? Maybe a bike event might pop up that I can participate in and Cheryl can play camera man for me. ( camera woman, perhaps?) We shall see. Happy NEW YEAR EVERYONE! Lets hope 2015 is a great year!