I had only intended on staying 6-8 hours in Rainy - mostly for me, as it is usually the first place on the trail I find I can get some sleep!!
Anyway, I did my chores and set up alarm for 2 1/2 hours sleep. When I woke up the room was spinning very drastically. I suspected it was a reaction to a new antibiotic I had started for my hand the day before the race. I called my PA and spoke to her about the side effects I was
experiencing, and she switched me to a backup antibiotic that she had also sent with me - but warned it would take a while for the first drug to clear my system.
It was storming hard now and my head was still spinning so I chose to lay down for a couple more hours.
Finally, Barq came to get me to tell me it was time to leave. Yes, I said Barq.
Tamara Rose opened the door to the mushers sleeping cabin and asked if 'this' belonged to me.
Barq wagged his tail and suggested that he didn't care about my health issues, it was time to get a move on. Apparently he had slipped out of his collar to come track me down.
So we headed out into the storm!