August and the first part of September were focused on work, marathon training and events, and family affairs. We competed in the Anchorage RunFest Half Marathon on Aug. 20th, pleased with taking 14th and 15th of 74 in our Female 30-34 category. In late September, we stopped for a quick visit with our mom in northern Wisconsin before heading to Curtis, Michigan, for the 2016 Midwest Sled Dog Symposium. It was a fun event and we were honored to be featured as the event's Keynote Speakers.
After the symposium, we carved out a few days to visit sister Kat in Toronto, seeing the sights and also giving a brief presentation to employees at new sponsor Polar Asset Management Partners. We weren't back in Knik long before competing in the Zombie Fun Run and Half Marathon October 8th.
With increased snow sightings and decreasing temps, our training with the dogs ramped up, taking up much of our time as fall turned to winter. We competed in our first sled dog event of the season (check out our Mid-Distance Race Blog next!) in early December, and our final dogless event on December 17th with the Willow Winter Solstice Half Marathon.
Enjoy a few pictures and final look at our dogless events of 2016.
Anna & Kristy
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