AdventuresWendy Devent

Mushing Fun Run

AdventuresWendy Devent
Mushing Fun Run

Summit and I don't do a lot of mushing in the winter.  Our weather swings from freakishly cold, to freakishly warm with strong winds so it seems like the conditions are never right.  But there was a fun run being hosted up in Didsbury this past weekend so we decided to go.  A friend let me borrow her kicksled and we opted to do the 3 mile course.

It was fun!  But I can't steer or stop which can be a bit of an issue.  Thankfully the course was pretty flat with nice wide corners so I only fell a few times when I went off course.  :)  He was pretty tired by the end. I realized that we don't often run for 5 km straight - we usually stop at least half way for a break.  He was pretty thirsty by the end too and was trying to eat snow from the course as he ran.  I need to try to get more fluids into him before we go.  

But I sure love seeing all the happy dogs raring to go.  It's pretty rare to see an uncomfortable sled dog - at least at the events I seem to go to.