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Monday, March 10, 2014

ID: This Is It!

Aliy, Quito, Waylon, Nacho, Chica, Willie, Clyde, Pud, Olivia, Boondocks, Mac and Sissy left White Mountain 4.00pm.



Right now is when they need YOU! For the next 10-odd hours scream, holler, pray, send good vibes, cross your fingers - do whatever you can to help get our Red Team friends here swiftly and safely.

The trail is reportedly (unsurprisingly) hard and fast with little snow and lots of glare ice. It will be technically and physically challenging for them all and, as we all know in mushing: anything can happen.

Aliy will know you're all watching and willing her on and that will give her a boost as she gives it everything she has. Let's give it everything we have! GO TEAM!

64 comments:

soul said...

I've been screaming and sending my "fast footed vibes" toward red team since the start! Go Aily!! Go pups!!

Anonymous said...

We would jump up and down till she got there, if it would help.
We're efinitely praying.

Dawn E said...

OMG....We know she feels us routing for her! Top priority is a safe run for the team as they slide around Jeff and take the win!

Cal OSME said...

Have been yelling in my head to cheer them on, prayed for Aliy and the team on my way home from work and have talked up the Red Team to all my friends anc coworkers since returning from AK last Monday, (I think they are tired of me), but we are ALL cheeering you on. GO, GO, GO!!!!!!

Heidi Phillips said...

Go Aliy!! Go Team!! Sending good vibes and thoughts Aliy's way… will be running, and ski poling in-between hitting the refresh button…

NCLepper said...

Been cheering since the start and will continue until Aliy and team reach Nome.

JCW said...

Eyes, fingers, toes crossed! Screaming, yelling, rooting. Running, skipoling...drinking lots of wine...eyes glued to my laptop. No sleep tonight. GO ALIY...GO TEAM!
PS. Thanks for the great dog log. You guys are awesome. :-)

Anonymous said...

Stay safe everyone! Will keep everything crossed for you!!!

Karla, AUS

JCW said...

Eyes, fingers, toes crossed! Screaming, yelling, rooting. Running, skipoling...drinking lots of wine...eyes glued to my laptop. No sleep tonight. GO ALIY...GO TEAM!
PS. Thanks for the great dog log. You guys are awesome. :-)

Meg Sisk said...

I am on the edge of my seat sending only good vibes Aliy's way! Hi to everyone from Meg Fitzgerald-Sisk!

JudyGee said...

I'm yelling, screaming, hollering, praying,, keeping fingers (and toes) crossed, and sending positive thoughts and vibes into the universe for Aliy and her team. No matter the outcome, I think Aliy has run an incredible race in less than ideal condition and in record time, and I have a lot of respect for that.

Thank you SP Kennels for your wonderful updates. You've definitely kept us "in the loop" and we love you for it!

So..."live from the East Coast," , go Aliy, go. May Quinto's nose cross the finish line FIRST!

LynneNY said...

SO would like to see Aily and her team win this year. Im an old Susan Butcher fan...been watching this race from way off...for 20 years.

Marmee said...

Rooting and praying for you here in Charlotte, NC, Aliy!!!!

Lourdes, VT said...

Oh man, I'm praying as I post this for Aliy and her beautiful team to get to Nome first, and to do so safely!!!!!
I've never wanted somebody to win anything as I want Aliy and the Red Team to win!!!!
Lots of prayers and good thoughts to Aliy and her dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!'n

Ingrid said...

Absolutely, GO RED TEAM!!!

I swear I have gained 5 pounds because of sitting at the computer for the last week.
Obviously, no sleep in this house
tonight.
Thanks again for all the great coverage and the Biggest wishes and Hugs to Aliy and dogs for a safe run to Nome. Winning it would be the icing on the cake. They will already break the current record.
Cheers,
Ingrid and Russ, Canada

Judi said...

Foxy, Katie, Kasey and even Sombra (the cat) and I are soooooo on board with a win for SPK. Go, Aliy!!!!! Go, Doggies!!!!!!!!

Charlotte said...

We are cheering the team on from Alabama? Go Red Team... And especially PUD!!!!!!!
the SP Kennel Red team has been amazing!!!! What a super race by Aliy and by all the dogs !!!

Fay Wenger said...

Let's GO team! Aliy and team have the spirit for this. We are the wind behind you- do it for all of us - we are there with the team - mush -Aliy like you've never mushed before.

Nessmuk said...

Hooooowwwwlllll!! We all went outside and Howled into the snowy Adirondack darkness with our 4 German Shepherds....Shanti, Trico, Willow and Whiskey!! Maybe Aliy heard us in the wind...safe travels to all the Red Team Members....swift and safe travels to a long rest and lots of attention in Nome! We are up all night for Aliy here in the "Dacks"!

tonia said...

Run like the wind Olivia...tell your dog team buddies there are big steaks waiting for them in Nome!
xoxo
Tonia, Herb, Sascha and Mia

Anonymous said...

All across the globe there is cheering for Aliy and the Red Team, I can 'hear' it!! and praying and believing ! Go Red Team ! :)You are the best.

rain1031 said...

Go Aliy GO!!!Girl power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rain1031 said...

GO Aliy go!!! girl power!!!!!!!!!!

darcy stanley said...

You should be able to hear us all the way from Minnesota! You got this!

Anonymous said...

Been cheering loudly and praying all the way. Aliy can do it !!!!!!!
Go Aliy and dog Team !!!!!!!!
Will be refreshing and cheering all 77 miles, way to go Aliy !!!!!!!!!!!
Maureen from Comox, BC

Harry W. said...

Go Aliy and Red team!! What a race, no matter the outcome they are all winners. I can't imagine taking the pounding they have for 1,000 miles.

We will be rooting for you all the way!!

tmcaleer said...

Go Aliy Goooo! Go Dawgs Gooooo!

We have everything crossed down her in CA, my dogs have everything crossed, and I am crossing my crosses ... willing that this year Aliy and the dogs get the break that they need. I am sending my fast safe vibes, to magically push you to first and right into Nome.

It is Aliy's time to win after all this hard work and determination to go through bad trail this year.

Best wishes, speedy and safe journey!

Trish McAleer

Mountaineer said...

GO! GO! GO!
FAST! FAST! FAST!
Make us all,
HAPPY! HAPPY! HAPPY!

This former Alaskan is pulling for you!

dragonfly domain said...

Praying for Safety and God Speed! GO Aliy, Quito, Waylon, Nacho, Chica, Willie, Clyde, Pud, Olivia, Boondocks, Mac and Sissy !!!!!!!!!

All of us in Kenai are jumping screaming and praying.

MaggieMae said...

Go, go, go!!!!!!!!!! And Godspeed!!

Linda C said...

Prayers are going up and all best wishes and safe travels heading northwest from Alexandria, Virginia! If I could, I'd be the wind beneath your wings, Aliy! Go SP Kennel dogs! Go Aliy!

Domminique said...

Our class has been following Aliy and the team, step by step. 23 of us rooting them on!!

Cheryl, Cabot, Arkansas said...

Go, Red, Go! Go, Red, GO!!

Anonymous said...

Go Jeff King!

Phillipa Ferguson said...

GO RED TEAM GO!!!!!

Lisa B said...

Count me in for sending screams, hollers, prayers and infinite good vibes towards the Red Team. Of course it's a little hard to type this message of support with my fingers crossed...

Go Red Team!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Cheering the Red Team on!!!! Been glued to the computer watching things unfold. Go Aily go!!!!!!!!

Fred and Red said...

Sending wishes, energy, prayers, hopes, and I promise I will dance under the moonlight tonight to ask Grandmother Moon to speed you on your way.

Teresa said...

Aliy- you and all those pups are simply amazing. I'm proud to know you and be a very small part of your team. I'm sad to not be in Alaska right now, but even from the east coast sending all my good thoughts/vibes/strength. Have fun and be swift!!!!

Teresa said...

Aliy- you and all those pups are simply amazing. I'm proud to know you and be a very small part of your team. I'm sad to not be in Alaska right now, but even from the east coast sending all my good thoughts/vibes/strength. Have fun and be swift!!!!

Anonymous said...

OK - I just used my special whistle (no fingers)that is so penetrating that it can and has stopped taxi cabs in NYC in all four directions at a 4-way intersection!!!

Let's go Red Team - bring it home!!!

--Margaret



marilyn cozzens said...

Aliy & team travel swiftly & safely to Nome. Am doing all that I can to cheer, will, & send fantastic vibes your way, as all your fans are doing. Go Aliy & team. Just get Quitio's nose across the finish line first.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I have been rooting for Aily and the red team all week. We wish them safe travels and will be praying form them for the next 10 hours.



From Grand Island, NY

Cathy Pearson said...

Fly like the wind Quito and get after it Red Team! Go excited for you all!

Anonymous said...

Burn it up Red Team!!! Here for you from Florida!,
Quito, Waylon, Nacho, Chica, Willie, Clyde,Pud, Olivia, Boondocks, Mac, & Sissy - Go Dogs Go!

.....Crystal

Anonymous said...

More hugs and kisses to you and your team during these last miles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heather Johnston said...

My fourth grade class has been following the Iditarod for the last 9 days. We are cheering you on Aliy - from Southern California! Hoping for a safe finish for you and your team!!

Beverley Ashburner said...

GO GO GO ALIY !!!!!!! ~ rooting for you from NZ ~ amazing race youve done us girls and the race proud x

Dawn from Maine said...

Aliy!! Aliy!!! Quito!! Team!!! Go Red Team! Give it that SpiderWoman power you have!!!! Ypu ARE the Best in the West!!!

stormy said...

Prayers!Positive thoughts!Checking SPKDogLog,Instagram,etc!Aliy can do it!Go ALIY!!!!!! Go Nacho!!!!!!!

Jennie B. said...

Everything crossed, prayers, wishes, good vibes all night tonight! Go Aliy and pups! Safe trip and a first place!! We love you guys no matter what!!!

The Laymans said...

Go team GO!!!! We are watching from the edge of our seats here in Wailla!

The Laymans and Mattie the husky!

Holly Freeman said...

Doing a vigil here for Aliy and her incredible team. KILL IT Aliy, Quito, Waylon, Nacho, Chica, Willie, Clyde, Pud, Olivia, Boondocks, Mac and Sissy!! Get it done! What a race!! So proud of all of you. Be safe, and fleet.

Mary Duffy said...

Shouting form the rooftops - GO ALIY AND THE RED TEAM - GO!!!!!!

Kiz said...

Go Aliy! Go Red Team! Fly safe to Nome!

Anonymous said...

Been cheering, screaming, glued to the screen watching hoping praying and getting other to do the same. We are now wratching it up to the hard deck and sending even more push and may the wind be to their back and may the wings of angels carry them. GO ALIY! GO RED TEAM! I will be glued her on the screen looking for any and all up dates and the flash of Aliy finishing! Ron in AZ ragodfrey@yahoo.com Look to hear Aliy's stories of the journey from Anchorage to Nome.

Toni Tadolini said...

Go, Aliy, go! You and your team are an inspiration. Thanks for all you do!

Michelle said...

Go, Aliy!! I'm rooting for you from Austin, Texas!! Run, Red Team, Run!! Team Aliy!!!!

Lynn Colorado Musher said...

Go Aliy & the Red dog team! You are the best & may you go swift & safe! My dogs are howling for you on to Nome!

Anonymous said...

We are sending so much love & strength & prayers ~ run for Nome dogs, run !!!

Team Miller ~
eyes to the moon~

Ahkiona said...

Praying and so excited in Missouri! Been following Aliy for three years now! GO TEAM GO!

Ahkiona said...

In Missouri screaming, "Go Red Team Go!"

par4j said...

We love you Aliy! GO RED TEAM!!! From Broken Arrow, Okla,
I have been offering all my prayer intentions for you Aliy and your beautiful dogs for the past 3 days!!! Be safe and be fast!

Katerina said...

Go Aliy and Team!!! I know you can do this!!! You are awesome!!!
Sending positive vibes for your safe journey all the way to Nome and for your so much deserved victory!!!

Katerina and Team
in Sweden