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Just for Fun Friday – Random Randomness Edition

Okay, so I’m just going to shoot from the hip with this one.  I’ll just let my mind spew forth whatever it will.  So here goes:

  1. Our first non-race only had 4 people (3 of which were on Team Virtus) do the long course and 2 people do a shorter version of the race.  Our second non-race, The Deuce, only had 5 people participate.  We literally had more volunteers than racers.  This year’s adventure non-race, The CAC,is next weekend, and we have 12 teams signed up with 24 non-racers.  That just blows my mind. If we continue to grow at this rate, we’ll have roughly 4,212 people at next year’s non-race.


  2. Speaking of the first non-race… It was there that Casey first brought Bob a little present:
    Casey giving Bob Chocolates


    Since that cold, winter day in January of 2009, Casey and Bob have re-gifted that box of chocolates to each other every time they do a race together.  And at LBL back in March of this year, Casey once again gave it back to Bob:

    Casey giving Bob Chocolates again


    I’m sure that wasn’t the last time the box of chocolates is re-gifted.  It’s kind of a running joke at this point, and I hope it never ends.  Even though this box of chocolates has to be absolutely disgusting by now, I hope that one day, when we’re too old to adventure race anymore (hopefully not until we’re in our late 90’s), we’ll all sit around a campfire somewhere and enjoy these delicious chocolates together… and then die of food poisoning.


  3. Potty-training boys is MUCH harder than potty-training girls.  Trust me.


  4. The Dirty Kanza is only 7 weeks away!  That’s pretty exciting, but it’s also pretty terrifying.  I’m not ready yet.  Bob and I will be riding a century on Wednesday, April 25th if anyone wants to join us.  There will be very little climbing (almost none actually).  It will be a “time-in-the-saddle” ride consisting of Katy Trail and gravel in the flats along the MO River.


  5. Check out this video of Team Tecnu doing some training.  Not only is their training slightly different than what we do, but their scenery and surroundings are just a bit different too. (Whales and dolphins?  Really?!?)


  6. My Team Virtus Jersey smells disgusting as soon as I break a sweat in it.  I’ve soaked it in Oxyclean and washed it repeatedly, but it’s still very foul-smelling.  Anyone have any tips to make it not-so-nasty?


  7. Am I the only one that thinks The Hunger Games is a complete rip-off of the classic 1987 Schwarzenegger film The Running Man?


  8. Speaking of movies, Anchorman 2 is coming out soon.  Can’t wait for that one.  Also, I heard that a sequel to Dumb and Dumber is in the works, too.  And yes, Lloyd and Harry will be played by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.  That one should be pretty funny, too.


Okay, I guess that does it for today.  I told you it was going to be a bunch of random thoughts.  Oh, and I’m hard at work on part 3 of the LBL Challenge Race Report, so stay tuned for that.  Until next time, stay classy, San Diego.





Just for Fun Friday! – Adam Wins a Medal Edition

We’ve been working long and hard (that’s what she said) behind the scenes here at TV HQ to bring you a new series of blog posts.  In case you missed the title of this post, the new series is called “Just for Fun Fridays!”  Every Friday (or at least every Friday that we feel like posting) we’ll try to post a fun fact, photo, or some other sort of nonsense to help brighten your day as you head into the weekend.  So, without further ado, here you go:

Last Saturday, our very own Adam Laffoon took second place in his division at the Run for Heart 5K in Jefferson City.  Huge congratulations to Adam for winning a medal with a time of 49 minutes and 35 seconds (an average pace of 16 minutes per mile)!

Adam Wins a Medal

"C'mon guys. It's just too easy when you're this good!"

Second place is something to be proud of.  Unfortunately, Adam also finished dead last in his division since there was only one other competitor, but hey, who’s counting?

My question to all of you Virtusites… Is this podium finish worthy of reinstating Adam as a full member of Team Virtus?  Please vote in the comments below.

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