The Iditarod National Historic Trail in Alaska encompasses a 1,500-mile system of winter trails that first connected ancient Alaska Native villages, opened up Alaska for the gold rush and now plays a vital role for travel and recreation. Maintained by the Bureau of Land Management, the trail is now mostly closely identified with the famous annual sled dog race. The race, which started this weekend, challenges the racer and the 21 dog team with harsh conditions across rugged, but beautiful terrain. Photo by Kevin Keeler, Bureau of Land Management (@mypubliclands).
With 20 mph projected winds from the west today and tomorrow…. the story of my first tri of the season will be a good one. And for those of you keeping track, this is race #3 that I’ll be racing with Tumblr friend @txcannon.
TriWaco 15,16, maybe 17
Baylor Tom Landry 17
And don’t tell anyone. I think I’m signing up for my first ever adventure race.
Imagine a happy Skywalker family AU where Anakin and Padme get to see Luke and Leia grow up
Leia and Luke love playing in sandboxes and love building
sandcastles. They always ask Anakin to build sandcastles with them which he doesn’t want to do but he helps anyway since it makes them so happy.
They have family game night. Leia loves playing strategy games.
Padme and Anakin are both good at the games and love to play. Padme lets Luke
win whenever just the two of them play so he will be at least a little
interested in playing with the family. Leia gets to be so good at the game that
she can beat her parents. Anakin feels annoyed and great pride at this.
Anakin and Padme take Luke to pod races on the weekend. They
eventually let him join the races. They go to every race dressed in head-to-toe gear with Luke’s name on it. They cheer super loudly whenever he wins.
Leia goes with her mother for take-your-child to work day and
listens to Padme in the Senate. She decides she wants to be involved in politics
when she is older. She enjoys talking politics with Padme and Obi Wan the most.
Padme forces Anakin to change out of his Jedi robes on the
weekend so they can be washed. Anakin walks around in his boxer shorts while
they are in the laundry.
Anakin makes pancakes for the whole family on the weekend
(often in just his boxers). He often carries Luke and Leia grabs onto his leg. He
tries to make the pancakes into different shapes and designs. He has learned how
to make pancakes in the shape of R2D2, C-3PO, a lightsaber, and Luke and Leia’s faces.
Padme loves making flower crowns and brings a number of
flowers back from Naboo for the house. She has made flower crowns for the whole
family which Luke and Leia love. Anakin secretly loves to wear them since they make Padme happy.
Modern au Sprace headcanon that Race works weekends in a supermarket and Spot plays the game where you try to freak out the cashier by buying a really weird selection of things, like duct tape, cable ties and High School Musical on Blu Ray and nothing else. At first Race is vaguely terrified but he catches on after a couple of weeks and usually just laughs at whatever Spot comes up with.
But then one week Spot’s had enough of borderline flirting with Race so he puts nothing but a box of extra-large condoms and a bottle of lube on the till and says ‘sorry but I can’t seem to find where you keep your number’
There’s a beat of silence before Race laughs so hard someone has to take over his till whilst he has a break
He gives Spot his number, though
This past weekend I raced steeple for the first time of the season! (Peep the new spikes😏) it was a great start to the season considering that I hardly had any practice going over hurdles so far, had not been able to work on my water jumps, and had to run the whole race by myself because there wasn’t any competition.
While I didn’t run the time that I wanted, I have to keep reminding myself that this is only my first race of the season and that it is 25 seconds faster than where I started last year. I know that with more practice, I will be able to do great things.
BMW Team Schnitzer can look back on an impressive history at the Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER). Team principal Charly Lamm’s (GER) crew has won the endurance classic in the Eifel Mountains five times in the past. To mark the team’s return to the “Green Hell” this season, the number 43 BMW M6 GT3 will sport a special, historic design.
My God I miss F1 so much and I miss seeing new pictures of drivers and tweets and race weekends and live blogging the sessions and everyone being online and the reaction gifs everywhere and all of us melting down together I NEED MELBOURNE NOW
Was waffling on the idea of racing this weekend, but found out yesterday that it’s my friend’s first triathlon. That made it a no doubter. Won’t be breaking any land-speed records but, by a technicality, it will be a PR at THIS sprint distance.
First of all, I got this idea from the book To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. I read the whole thing this weekend. The book itself was good, nothing life-altering, but I LOVED the concept of it. Second, this is set next weekend (April 8th/9th) when James is racing in Long Beach (very close to LA). Third, this is way longer than most things I write, but I couldn’t not post the whole thing at once. Fourth, you’re welcome and I’m sorry.
It was James’ idea.
Sunday night. Just you and me. Reminiscing and what not.
Sharna smiled when she saw his message. She knew he would be in the area over the weekend and had hoped she would get a chance to see him.
Will you have time? she sent back. She didn’t want to take him away from his own things.
As long as I don’t impale myself on a piece of the car, I’ll be free later that night.
A little funny. So what do you say?
Deal. My place. What time? Camera blocking during the day, but I can get away later for a special occasion.
You flatter me. Maybe like 9ish. Is that too late?
Not at all. 9ish it is.
I’ll keep you updated on my circles.
Sharna laughed. This had become an inside joke with them very early on when she confessed to him that she had never really gotten into racing. “It’s just… circles,” she told him apologetically. But he laughed at this and told her he would only ever call it that again.