Tri-ing to Move Cross-Continent

P is finishing up a house project that involves using contact cement that has us all a little loopy right now – do the dogs seem more tired than usual? Is there any actual oxygen left in the house?

I think I must be a little out of it because I signed up for a sprint tri two weeks after I get to Georgia and I uh, still have to get there.


5,214 miles. 14 days of travel. I like this map because you can see how massive Alaska is.

It’ll be my second time moving cross-continent, but the first time I’ve done it alone. Am I worried? Only a little. Once I make it down to the Lower 48 it will be a lot easier as nothing is as remote as living in the Alaskan Interior. The portion I’m liking the least is the stretch of highway through the Yukon before I get back to America – Canada does not maintain its roads nearly as well as the US does.

I’m taking the ferry, also known as the Alaska Marine Highway System, out of Haines and down to Bellingham, WA. I took it coming up here and I like it because I don’t have to drive, the Army pays for it, and you can get off and walk around in the port calls in places like Juneau and Ketchikan. I’ll do another write up about taking the ferry a little later in case anyone wants to know more about it. I’ve heard there have been a lot of changes since I was last on it so I want to see how different of an experience it is this time.

Training is going to be interesting while traveling. I have my bike and my running shoes, so I’ll be able to get some workouts in but the swimming portion will likely get shortchanged as I’m pretty sure I won’t have pool access for a while.



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