For more than a week Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race mushers face grueling conditions, including subzero temperatures, blizzards and even the occasional wolf or bear. My race through this Sports Illustrated blurb about the Iditarod lasted less than a minute, though I too encountered rough sledding before I reached the finish line.
As I neared the final checkpoint on this unforgiving trail, I spotted something unbecoming — and it materialized right after becoming. Visibility was low, but the Alaskan whiteout didn’t prevent me from noticing a word we need to white out. What’s up with him? Let’s send him packing and return to our pack of 12 to 16 mixed-breed huskies. The race continues. Mush!