Thursday, March 1, 2007

Globe-Trotting Girly Girl Gets Her Hands Cold And Dirty

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Most girly girls aren’t exactly thrill-seekers, but one model-turned- adventurer from Los Angeles is trying to prove otherwise.

Globe trotter Stefanie Michaels has gone swimming with sharks in the Caribbean and been on safari in South Africa, and now she’s going to the dogs this Saturday (Mar. 3).

Michaels – who calls herself “Adventure Girl” – is participating in the 35th Annual Iditarod dog sled race, and will be riding for 20 miles with an expert musher through the freezing snow to help raise funds for cancer research.

Michaels insists she’s not too nervous about the ride, but has still been training hard in preparation for the high- speed race.

Says Michaels: “I’ve been doing strength training exercises and working on my balance. I don’t want to fall off the sled, but if the dogs can mush, so can I!”

But while the mushing seems strenuous, Michaels plans on maintaining her “girly side” during her cool adventure.

She adds, “I will still do my hair, make-up and nails to look good before the race but I’ll leave some of my foo-foo outfit accessories behind.”

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