Kristy drew bib #26 and Anna drew bib #10. Anna joked that of course she would be the one to run in bib 10 when it’s actually Kristy’s 10th Iditarod. Then again, by the time Anna drew her number from the first half of the field, only 8 (and it’s her 8th Iditarod) and 10 were left. I feel some sort of twin mojo magic at work here...
All that aside, the twins are generally happy with their numbers, and the 32 minutes that will separate them off the start will disappear pretty darn quick on the trail, I have no doubt.
Speaking of trail, now that your Mad Blogger has beaten her own long path from Toronto to Anchorage, I can confirm the latest on trail condition reports. And, in short, they’re good! Snow base is still ample, temps aren’t expected to get too ridiculously cold, and reroutes to address ice concerns are still minimal.
I only saw the twins briefly tonight, treating myself to a comfy night in a hotel bed before heading out to the kennel for the next couple nights. I'm already catching wind of some interesting and ambitious race plans from the girls for this year - more on that as we go along. The dogs all sound well, and I cannot wait to see them all tomorrow!
Next up: a behind the scenes look at the kennel and the dog team bios!