Feb 17, 2010

Starting my "IDITAROD"

t’s the Dexterous Initiative Towards Aggregating Radical Orientations from Diversity.

Starting my blog with tilted “IDITAROD”, it’s amongst the toughest race on earth. Very motivational and inspiring trial race, every time it shows new Orientations. So, thought to begin with it. If we observe this race, it will surely help us in Dextering our skills.

Let’s take a brief of it; The Iditarod is a dog sled race that takes place every March in Alaska. It is sometimes called the "Last Great Race." Although the race is over 1150 miles long, the race is officially 1,049 miles, since Alaska is the 49th state in the USA. The Iditarod trail goes from Anchorage to Nome. There is a northern route and a southern route; these are used on alternate years (north in even-numbered years). The race starts on the first Saturday in March and takes about 10 days to complete. The winning musher (dog sled racer) takes home a large cash prize; the last musher to finish the race extinguishes (and wins) a red lantern at the finish line.

This race can be easily mapped to our life. If we sketch all phases of this event we can easily draw out many constructive conclusions, which will serve us in various practical situations. I really liked the challenges observed in this event. It’s not just physical challenge but it test mental level to the last extend.

Most of the times we give excuses, not able to think because environment is not good or its
noisy, clumsy etc...But people who participate defines their strategy at runtime despite of extreme conditions, they are really like Martians. Extreme conditions of this trial include freezing temperature, which can easily cause frost nip and even frost bite in simplified term it’s like losing skin sensation and skin live cell destruction. These are situations in which the body has made the decision to risk or sacrifice some of the more expendable regions to preserve the core temperature and so avoid death from hypothermia. Huh it’s really tough.But a real applaud to all the mushers for their die-hard effort.Normal person can think only of his or her survival in such scenarios whereas mushers compete there. At last i want to mention one famous quote to end this, which goes like :-

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em"

Starting my "IDITAROD" :) ......


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