I'm not bitter. I'm not complaining, and I give the guy a lot of credit for his accomplishments... it's just getting kinda old. Although, I must say, last I checked Martin Buser was ahead - that makes me happy. :) I like Buser. I don't even know why, other than he named his son Rohn and I think that's awesome. Rohn is a checkpoint along the Iditarod trail. (someday I'm gonna name a dog Rohn - not after Rohn Buser, after the city)
There's another race going on. One in Minnesota that I found out about by following the blog of a wonderful musher couple who dropped everything and moved out to the middle of nowhere to chase a dream. They, along with another couple, started a charity race called "Mush for a Cure" in 2008. The event has grown exponentially. I don't even know how to describe it, but the community of Mushers just oozes friendliness. Some day I would love to be a part of this race.
Please, go check out the website and consider donating.
Then... go check out the Mushers. See #35? WooooHHOooooo! A Samoyed team! Candice has some beautiful dogs! She's also super nice and has offered to let me come train with her team when Mendel is ready to start pulling. I really wish I had some extra time and money so I could go watch the race this year. Next year I'm going to have to plan better.