All posts by Cindy

Only The Best for the Dogs!

NOTHING BUT THE BEST FOR THE DOGGIES: I just picked up 1700 pounds of human-grade salmon, beef heart, ground turkey, ground pork, and boneless chicken breasts and legs. A big THANKS goes toThree Bears Alaska – they sponsored the meat for my 2019 Iditarod. I tell people that those dogs eat better than most people – and they do!

New Iditarod Sponsor

I just received another sponsorALASKAN TOUR GUIDES. They are an Alaskan owned and operated tour company who strives to make  every traveler’s Alaska dream vacation come true.  

NORD: Patient Advocacy

MY VIDEO WAS SELECTED: “On August 1, NORD launched 35 Years and Growing: Personal Stories from the New Era of Patient Advocacy in which rare disease advocates shared their personal reflections on rare disease advocacy through self-recorded video. We were thrilled to see so many submissions come in for this campaign, and in honor of our 35th Anniversary, we have selected 35 submissions to be featured on our Youtube channel.”

I will continue to work to get the word out. (Remember this is self-recorded on my cell phone after a long day of work – so I look a little tired – because I was.)

New Family Member

We have been busy with the transition into fall training AND we have a new family member! Four weeks ago, someone abandoned a 5-week old kitten in the woods near our house.  We named him Mocha and he is doing well.


Running the 2019 Iditarod

Deciding to run the 1000-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race is not one I take lightly. However, after much thought and discussion with my husband, I will travel the trail one final time in 2019. I will be 60 years young and this a great way to finish my Iditarod racing career.

If you would like to help with the expenses of running The Last Great Race, please use the Support Cindy button on the Home Page. It will take you to a PayPal link.


Red Lantern Trophy

Went to Iditarod Headquarters yesterday with friends visiting from California. They are pointing out the two years where my name is on the Red Lantern Trophy: 2015 (age 56) and 2017 (age 58). Life just keeps getting better.

Love Those Dogs!

Love those dogs! This is leaving the yard with the Big Banana and Manley in lead. Look at 50 Below (in wheel) – he looks all mean (but he is a big love). What he is reacting to is Barge, who is checking him out. Barge is an Iditarod veteran and 50 Below an up-and-coming race dog. Barge just wants to make sure that 50 knows his place Photo by Laurent Dick    

The 2018 Iditarod

Iditarod 2018 has begun! It feels strange to be standing on the outside of the starting chute. At least I got a hug from Joanne Potts, one of the most dedicated people behind the scences of The Last Great Race.