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Becoming Alaskan: Giving in to the Xtratuf trend

...exceptionally stiff boots until the last minute. These boots were great for fending off water but raised the most intense of blisters at the slightest hint of physical exertion in a moist climate. A bit of a catch-22, really.That day, as I jealously...
Japanese government searches for soldiers' remains in Alaska

ANCHORAGE - The searchers dug for days, ignoring blisters and sore muscles to look for remains of Japanese soldiers buried in mass graves on the Aleutian island of Attu following one of...
Marine Race to Alaska planned for June start

...signed up.The website for the race describes it as the Iditarod on a boat, with a chance of drowning: "We'll guarantee blisters, mild hypothermia, and the cathartic elation that comes from accomplishing something others would call impossible."It...

...that we earned - with our bloody, bleeding hands," Toby wailed melodramatically. "No blood," Molly corrected. "But blisters."Molly claims Mocha, their cat, helps by drawing in customers. The cat seems indifferent. Each year they choose a different...
Four teams remain undefeated in adult volleyball

...8-8; Diggin Divas 8-8; Bartlett Serves U Right 7-9; Xtra Tuffs 6-10; Busta Spike 6-10; Serving Wenches 4-12; Blister Sisters 3-13; Kiss My Pass 1-15.Women's Division 4 - Net Assets 16-0; Kappler Computers Services 11-5; SJS Diggers...
Pure Sole: Yeah! Klas!

...them."The resulting one-mile did not work, nor the immediate final shoe change for another half-mile.All my toes and blisters were ushered comfortably back into the original shoe and remained so until the 10-mile mark, when a toenail decided to act...
Coleman pedals to seventh at Kluane

...Cranky and Tired, Rigoni, Whitehorse X4 9:40:1728. No Cops? Wheel Speed, Murray, Whitehorse X4 9:41:1429. Bum Blisters, McKinnon, Haines Junction M4 9:48:4730. The Bike Bums, Burke-Forsyth, Whitehorse X4 9:51:0731. Sourdough again...
Runners blister Treadwell Trails at Capital City Invitational

Thunder Mountain High School junior Naomi Welling and freshman Erin Wallace took the Juneau Invitational High School Cross Country meet by storm on Saturday on the Treadwell Mine Trails, winning the girls race in 19 minutes 49.
Southeast Adventure: Observation Loop

...regret my decision to wear X-tra Tuffs on the (sometimes very muddy) hike. Chip was wearing hiking boots and even he got a blister, though, so maybe there is no perfect solution but a heavily calloused, impervious foot. As we descended the basin, Bjorn...
Nordic ski team ends season with awards

...strong character. Wallace was noted for finishing a hearty performance in the Buckwheat Ski Classic, despite having two huge blisters on her heels. "That girl can turn in some good results too," Lowell said. "And Ambrose, another first year Devo, does...


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