Category Archives: Team Virtus

Night rider

No, not Knight Rider. Source Sorry, running friends…it’s another bike post, pretty much what you can expect at least through June 1. One of the downsides of being on a team is when your teammates all live somewhere else.  That … Continue reading

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CAC2: Non-racing with the best

Note: This report was written by Kate with commentary from Adam in red (well, it’ll be added when he gets it to me.  For whatever reason people with two jobs don’t have a lot of spare time) and Jeff in … Continue reading

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Ava Brown Memorial 5K

I first “met” my teammate Robby’s daughter Ava in this post (which tells you everything you need to know about how amazing my teammates are) back in 2011.  Robby and his wife Sarah lost Ava to SIDS in 2009, and … Continue reading

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Weekend +

One of the great things about being a teacher (besides the joy of molding young minds, being adored by a roomful of first graders, and having such an impact on the future, of course) is being off for holidays.  Our … Continue reading

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Best. week. ever.

This past week…I could get used to weeks like these.  Even when you take into account the fact that it was one of those weeks at school where every morning found me wanting to hide under my covers until the … Continue reading

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Super Century II

There’s a Brad Paisley song I love which includes the lyric “Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once…”  The Super Century, on the other hand, falls more under “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to … Continue reading

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Cleveland Rocks

As the lone female member of Team Virtus, I’m regularly outnumbered by guys on training rides or group outings, and this past weekend it was just me and five boys along for a 4-day team trip celebrating Bob’s upcoming wedding.  … Continue reading

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2012 Jingle Bell Hell

My new dedication to training coincided perfectly with XLMIC’s Jingle Bell Hell virtual race, but I couldn’t have missed this year’s event, seeing as I had to defend my status as last year’s “close runner-up”.  Heck, this year I even ran … Continue reading

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Monster bike ride

What better month than October to join in a Monster ride on the Katy Trail? No, not the “things that go bump in the night” kind of monsters (sorry, Pensive Pumpkin!), but the kind that’s titanium and oh, so pretty.  … Continue reading

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O School

A large gap between big races is usually grounds for the onset of post-race depression, but Bonkhard Racing was kind enough to give me a little AR fix between the Berryman Adventure and Castlewood 8-Hour races. While the Perfect 10 … Continue reading

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