The Mayor's Marathon was on Saturday and we agreed to take it nice and easy and shoot for 4:15-4:20. Our actual time was 4:17:10. The course was pretty boring, mostly on bike paths and we had to run 9 miles off-road on a trail that was covered with loose rocks. The weather was perfect, 55 degrees with light rain.
Have you ever been to Alaska?? HOLY CRAP, you have to go. Everything about it was breath taking! We had an amazing time and squeezed SO much into 1 week. We were both very sad to leave and Bethany actually cried a bit as the plane took off. It was so sad to leave such a wonderful place. We said it was a once in a lifetime trip but after going we both agree that we MUST go back again!!!
Here are a few pictures from our week. Please pardon the same clothes in every picture, it was chilly and we could only pack so much...
Portage Glacier kiss. We took a short boat ride out to see a glacier.
Saw this moose on the side of the road, pic taken from our car. We saw a total of 10 moose throughout the week.
Just arriving at the starting area race morning.
Alaskan Husky puppy and future Iditarod runner
Another Alaskan Husky/future Iditarod runner, soon after this pic the puppy fell asleep in my arms.
We hiked out to this glacier, freakin' amazing!
Panning for gold. Bethany got 1 little piece and her dad got about 4 pieces.
This picture was taken around 11:00pm.
HUGE mountains EVERYWHERE!!!
The pictures on Ryan's camera are MUCH better. Look for more pictures and a race report soon!