Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
I listened to this book on Audio as it was narrated by the actual author herself! Such an amazing story and a great writer! Kristin writes her story in all it’s raw and beauty for us in a way that made you feel as though you were right there with her.
In 2009 Kristin went through a divorce that left her in pieces. She decides to accept an offer to live at a friend’s cabin outside of Denali National Park in Alaska for a few months. In exchange for housing, she would take care of her friend’s eight sled dogs. It was during this winter that she grew to learn how tough she actually was and how to survive in one of the most remote places on earth. Here is where a love bloomed with a man, Andy, and of course running with sled dogs.
Kristin and Andy eventually start a a sled dog kennel of their own. Kristin starts training of her own to complete a life goal to complete the Iditarod, the 1,000-mile dogsled race from Anchorage, in south central Alaska, to Nome on the western Bering Sea coast. She is so honest and the weather is so brutal, but she loves every single part of it. Along her journey there is loss that will make you tear up and triumph that will make you want to stand up and cheer right along with her.
This is the authors journey through her transformation and where it has brought her to today. She is amazing and this story is one that I think anyone will find enjoyable, also making you want to put several layers of clothes on!
Interesting article I found about “A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…Kristin Knight Pace, Dog Musher” – http://lessonsinbadassery.com/day-life-kristin-knight-pace-dog-musher/