Monday, January 5, 2009

Run Completed!!!

Knik 200 Finish - 7:20 am January 5, 2009
Finishing putting everything away after arriving at 7:20am


On the Yetna River - 7pm with Newman in the sled taking a snooze

After 200 miles, 30 hours outside in the negative weather (I think the warmest was -20 degrees), 2-3 hours of sleep, frigid temperatures reaching at least -48, a frost-bitten big toe, and finishing with 11 dogs out of the 12 I started with, I finally made it in this morning at 7:20. I am amazed that I felt fairly awake and not too sore. After getting up after 5 hours of rest, I am feeling a bit hazy. I just wanted to let you all know that I finished, and I will try to get some photos up today or after I return home to Ketchikan tomorrow. (Check out starting photos below)

14 comments:

Brandi said...

Yea!!! That's so exciting. I can't wait to hear stories! It's been about as cold here, but then again I had more of an option when it came to being outside. ha

Bev said...

Angie, sooooo glad you are back safe and sound! Congratulations!!!! Looking forward to hearing all about it after you are rested.

Love,
Bev and Jack

Tiffany said...

Wow! Great job Angie!... it sure doesn't sound easy, though. I hope you get some rest and I can't wait for details.

Terri McNellis said...

Alright, Angie!! That's super! You made it, girl. Segment one of a "dream come true"! I'm sure you have lessons and ideas to make the next race smoother yet. Learning process! (But so is our Christian life!!!) If I was a few years younger, I might have gone with you.:) I think it would be great if you and Kelly took teams out the same year. But then, you guys, have always been my favorite handlers! Love ya, Terri

Brenda said...

Congratulations Angie!
We're so proud of you - what an amazing accomplishment. Way to Go! Can't wait to hear more of your stories.
Brenda

Tricia said...

Angie....so happy you are safe and survived the extreme cold ..Congratulations!!
Looking forward to stories and pics, thank you for letting me come along with you on this great adventure from the comfort of my couch here in WA

Tricia

Barbara said...

We are SO proud of you!

We checked until late last night and sure were praying when there still wasn't anything at 1 AM. Guess you can tackle anything now!

Love you,
Barb Coate

Lois Ellen said...

Big congratulations, AngieGirl! You DID it! Can't wait for the inside scoop. Gypsy thinks you're really cool, too!

Michelle said...

Woo Hoo! YOU DID IT! Can't wait to see you and hear about your adventures. Hope you get some rest! We are all so proud of you!

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Harpalaska said...

What an adventure! I can't wait to talk to you about your race. You're awesome.
Anita

slppam said...

Congratulations Angie on completing the Knik 200!! Way to mush away!! We are looking forward to hearing your stories!

EP's Family said...

LOve ya Ang! YOu are living your dreams and we're proud of you! Isn't God awesome?

R, K, E & O

lagniappekennel said...

Way to go, Angie. Keep up the hard work!