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Kate Geisen
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I'm a runner, adventure racer and cyclist, easily talked into new challenges and types of event in which to flounder in all the spare time left between parenting, teaching, and grad school.
I'm a runner, adventure racer and cyclist, easily talked into new challenges and types of event in which to flounder in all the spare time left between parenting, teaching, and grad school.

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2018 24 HOC
We'd signed up forever ago, back in March maybe, when I was riding my bike regularly and had the shining hope that by the time 24 Hours of Cumming got here I'd be there on the bike I'd been trying to buy for nearly a year. By the time July rolled around, I ...
2018 24 HOC
2018 24 HOC
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The Long Goodbye
He'd slowed down over the past year or so -- our runs had shrunk from a couple easy miles to one mile out and a leisurely stroll back and finally to walks -- but he'd retained a lot of puppy-like spirit for a senior dog. There was no plan to get a dog, but ...
The Long Goodbye
The Long Goodbye
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Shawnee bikepack day 2
I fall asleep quickly but wake in the night feeling like my head is resting on a rock. Maybe that dry bag of clothes wasn't a brilliant pillow substitute after all. I shove it aside, bundle the hood of my mummy bag under my head, and the figurative lights a...
Shawnee bikepack day 2
Shawnee bikepack day 2
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Hi! I teach first grade special ed in illinos. This is my first online book study and I’m looking forward to learning with you all.
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Shawnee bikepack v2: The road home
I woke up just before 6 to a dry site. My weather app showed the predicted storms were now pushed back until 10. I packed up, ate a quick breakfast (granola and vanilla protein powder "milk", eaten out of a plastic baggie because I'm fancy like that), and, ...
Shawnee bikepack v2: The road home
Shawnee bikepack v2: The road home
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Shawnee bikepack v2 - on the road
After questioning myself in the lead-up to the trip and considering turning around and going home for basically the whole drive down, actually leaving made everything better.  The first 11 miles of River to River follow a gloriously flat levee trail from Gr...
Shawnee bikepack v2 - on the road
Shawnee bikepack v2 - on the road
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Shawnee Bikepack v2 - good intentions
I had a brilliant plan , I had a free day in which to do all of my packing, and I had intentions of hitting the road as soon as Jacob left. At the end of that free day I had a brilliant plan, a pile of gear, and intentions of getting up early to finish pack...
Shawnee Bikepack v2 - good intentions
Shawnee Bikepack v2 - good intentions
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Shawnee bikepack v2
Theoretically summer is this great time for me to do all kinds of training because, as a teacher, I'm off all summer. In reality, though I don't have to go to my teaching job, I still have that parenting gig. And while my 14 year old prefers  is ok with me ...
Shawnee bikepack v2
Shawnee bikepack v2
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2018 LBL Challenge
Sometimes opposites attract, and sometimes they just race together. While ostensibly I have less in common with the hairy, hilarious guys of Team Virtus, it's Mickey and I who are a truly a study in contrasts. He used to win triathlons, and I used to read a...
2018 LBL Challenge
2018 LBL Challenge
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Shawnee bikepack
Chuck looks at me with dismay: "I don't have my tent." We've just driven an hour to drop his Jeep in Elizabethtown and then an hour back to Ferne Clyffe to start our bikepacking trip. I really don't want to drive another two hours to retrieve his tent, and ...
Shawnee bikepack
Shawnee bikepack
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