Rabbit-isms!

There's always room for another race!
That's a horrible idea... What time?!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Jingle Rap

On Saturday PBun finally got back on her bike trainer for a bit
It'd been a while since she'd pedaled on Trixie but she wasn't completely unfit
After this it was time to climb up on her roof!
Santa and some twinkly lights were going up - that's the scoop!
Up on the house top, click-click-click!

The finished product!

She was thankful that Goodmanator was there to lend a hand
Someone had to hold the ladder and be prepared to call 911, understand?
She also needed to clean up some leaves
This seems like a never ending task she believes
On Saturday STUR headed over to the CrossFit box-
Partner WOD with rowing, snatches, and thrusters really rocks!
She finished the day with parties times two-
One had her going back to the box it’s true!
Sunday morning just before the crack
PBun headed over to STUR's and they walked to the tracks
Unfortunately for them, Metro wasn't open
So STUR ordered up an Uber ride, son of a gun
They shared the ride with another runner who was stranded you see
Who happens to have a cute dog who named Yankee
They were excited to run the Jingle All the Way 15k
And BLUR was in for the 5k, by the way!
Met up with her and her friend at the race bag check -
Almost too cold to take a selfie - what the heck?!!
The rabbits are trying to stay warm, pre-race!

PBun ran into Colleen from JCC Masters swim
Then a little later saw her sister Shannon!
These 5Kers are ready!

BLUR took off with her friend Martina  - yay!
The were going to have fun with the 5K
BLUR is having fun!


Martina, sporting her Jingle bling!
PBun and STUR kept their warm coats on till the last possible second
Thank goodness for that bag check so they would have them at the end!
Finally it was time to line up for the 15k
Got rolling as the 5k folks were finishing, you don't say? 
STUR overheard someone say, “what’s with all the rabbit ears?
Team Rabbit knows it’s Christmas time - never fear!
Along with their race bibs, all runners received two jingle bells
Was it fun to hear them jangling along the race course? PBun says yes, swell!
About halfway STUR's pace started to discombobulate-
She thinks it’s time to get the doctor to inoculate.
PBun went breezing by about that time -
“We’re halfway there” - together they did chime!
PBun tried to keep a steady pace the whole way through
Did a pretty good job of that if you want the truth.
The volunteers were awesome standing out in the cold
Couldn't have done it without them, truth be told
One the way to the Metro!
The 15k rabbits walked to the L'Enfant Plaza Metro after they picked up their warm coats
Caught a train right away - score - dont you know?
This might have involved a short sprint on the platform
It was worth it not to have to wait for the next yellow they must inform!!
Upon disembarking they trudged over to Bob and Edith's Diner
This new post race tradition couldn't be finer!
Back home PBun cleaned up a few more leaves
Her Toro leaf vac sure aims to please!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Hoppy Thanksgiving Rap

Burpees, thrusters, and jump-rope? OH MY!
That was STUR’s Saturday WOD so that’s why!!
First she went out with Lazlo for sort of a “sprint”
He wanted to run today - the weather was heaven sent!
Sunday morning STUR picked up the Beast for some long course action -
Their efficient lane swam until the whole workout was done!
Afterwards they had some breakfast at the on site cafe-
The St James is a great place to swim and play!
PBun had a somewhat quiet weekend
Some swim and bike trainer on Saturday for the win
Painting around the house on both days
With a nice walk with her Riley on Sunday.
KBun was down in Cozumel Mexico
Just going 140.6 miles, don't you know?
Way to GO, KBun!!

CBun and HRab went on a nice hike
And saw the JFK 50 runners in the distance, what a sight!
There are ultra runners along the canal tow path!

Thanksgiving day some rabbits went running
From Charlotte to Springfield there was Turkey Trotting
PBun saw a friend from L4 swim team
Who is also a neighbor it would seem
PBun, pre-race with the St. James Turkey!

Her race was at the St. James, so she jogged on over
But it wasn't timed and there weren't results but there was breakfast after
When she was done she ran back home
Before dinner at her cousin's, don't you know?
The Charlotte Turkey trot was run by STUR and her brother Andy-
They went  to the race together - very handy!
STUR and Andy, post race!

There was an 8k and then a 5k -
You're called a "tough turkey" if you do both - no way!
Fun turkey trot bling!

After all that running,  time to put the turkey in a fryer...

If you didn't say it was yummy you'd be a liar!
Mmmm, delish!

Throughout the week PBun started her Christmas decorating
But this year involved a little painting
PBun's latest holiday decor addition:
The Harry Potter Village!

There might have been a quick stop at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts...
Coffee and doughnuts were purchased with no regrets!
Hot and fresh!
And always delicious!

She got everything done except the lights for outside
Because it seems some quit working, that's not right!
One tree, two tree...
This is PBun's mini tree!

Santa is ready and waiting to go to his post
Is Christmas season PBun's favorite? It's the most!

Video of PBun's big tree secured to the wall to protect it from the newest feline family member! 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Oh Deer Rap

Saturday, on the way to get PBun, STUR had a run in with Debbie the deer
There is deer fur stuck in the broken light!! Ack!

She still was able to drive them to Richmond for the marathon, never fear!
At the start it was a balmy 41 degrees...
Later the wind picked up a just bit - oh jeez!
Rabbit ears at the ready!

There was a lady holding a sign saying Breathe ~ Relax ~ Believe
These were things both rabbits tried to achieve!!
STUR saw that sign later on in the race
That made her happy and kept her on a good pace!
As the race got under way they saw the running Juggler in Nats World Series Championships gear
PBun wasn't able to get a picture then, on dear
And apparently Cinderella runs in glass slippers
PBun took a pic on the move, thankfully it wasn't a blur!
Thank goodness the rabbits weren't running in glass slippers!

Early on, PBun saw a boy wearing a Pikachu hat
A sign to 'press here' to get a power boost, how about that?
At mile 10 PBun stopped for a potty break
Saw this funny sign, isn't it great?
This stop had candy at it!

Both rabbits were happy to get to the halfway point
The song "Livin on a Prayer" never disappoints!
Oh! We're half way there...

Later STUR ran into the Juggler going across the long bridge
Was it windier then? Just a smidge!
The Juggler is always so creative!

That might have caused him to drop his little bats
We'll bet he was thinking, "oh rats!"
Stopped for a selfie where Richmond's Flying Squirrels play
PBun, smiling because she wasn't going through the Squirrelly Gates

Didn't go through the Squirrelly Gates though, you don't say!
Look! It's the Squirrely Gates!

Mile 23 was the pickle juice aid station
We're not gherkin your chain, it's great for cramps son of a gun
PBun thought the pickle juice would be green but it was clear!

Towards the end PBun saw something kind of unique
A mannequin dressed for cheering in a driveway - weird but kind of neat!
During the last 10K, Santa gave PBun got a shout out
Merry Christmas and Happy Easter - PBun is sad she didn't get a selfie with him, no doubt
At the finish line they received a cool medal, hat, and a warm blanket -
The swag at the Richmond is certainly legit!
The rabbits reconvened at the finish party, post race
Some volunteers gave them walking directions to the parking garage - so very nice!
On the way home the rabbits stopped at Chick-fil-A
Which is ALWAYS a good idea, by the way!
It was too cold and windy to take a decent selfie at the finishers party so they took one later in STUR's warm car!
On Sunday, PBun was pretty lazy but went to the movies with a friend
Dessert and tea after - the fun with NanWa never ends!
Classic Thai tea is amazing!!



Friday, November 15, 2019

Open Swim Rap

On Saturday the final workout of the CrossFit open was here -
STUR will participate in 20.5 never fear!

Guess what?! STUR got a special treat-
PBun came to cheer her on - super sweet!
The workout was rounds of rowing and wall ball bombs -
She then did three pull-ups which will certainly give her DOMS.
First time this open she decided to be judged -
He did a great job, she won’t hold a grudge!

PBun enjoyed spectating at the CrossFit Open
She's inspired to one day try it again
After cheering STUR she headed to Lake Accotink
For 90 minutes on Candy 2.0 followed by a 20 minute run brick



Then she had hoped to do some work on her back lawn
But a terrible headache laid her up, hope it's gone before dawn!
Sunday morning STUR picked up the Beast and they headed to the St. James...
Super close and convenient - not a pain!

PBun was there too for the first time at the new facility -
Nice, clean, and fancy - the rabbits are lucky for its availability.
All three rabbits ended up in a different lane...
Didn’t matter as a workout they would all attain!

STUR grabbed her buddy Lazlo as soon as she got home -
Around Fort Hunt Park for a few miles they would roam!
Right after swim PBun bid STUR and the Beast farewell
She would run for an hour or so around the industrial park - swell!
Once again she saw some confused geese
They must think the parking lot is pretty neat!

Towards the end she did some faster repeats
Then breakfast for her and Goodmanator, which can't be beat!
Next up she worked on the leaves in her yard
She just mowed them up, it wasn't too hard.
Riley helped her by moving logs out of the way
When they were done with the ball they did play!

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Some video of STUR crushing the 20.5 Open! 





Thursday, October 17, 2019

CanLou Rap

On Wednesday morning PBun headed out
Going to Louisville K-Y, no doubt
She made great time despite taking breaks 5 times
And arrived in daylight hours, which was so sublime
PBun's inspiration station!

Ended up getting a suite room upgrade
Large enough for all of Team Rabbit with no extra money to be paid
This was seriously suite!

Decided she would go for her scheduled run
Never went at 9:30 pm before, it was kind of fun
The next morning she went early to athlete check in
And had Trixie set up with the speed fill bottle again
Check-in, check!

Took a few minutes to chill out in some NormaTec boots
While laying back in the anti gravity chair, too
These recovery boots are the bomb!

Later that afternoon she met up with the TriDot folks
Shake out run was on tap, on the actual course, no joke!
Nice to meet up with the training 'group'!

Friday morning was the TriDot group ride from the town of LaGrange
Just a short out and back, nothing strange!
Nice to get out on the bike course for a short ride!


They missed the rain!

A warm beverage after at the yummy  coffee roasters shop
The coffee was delish!

And before the ride watched a train go right down Main Street, what?
The train coming right down the middle of Main Street was crazy but cool!

On Saturday, PBun made preparations to take on Algaeman 138.2
Because the IMLou swim was cut due toxic algae bloom!
(PBun borrowed this from Facebook - multiple posters.)

Took a preview drive along the bike course at sunrise
Next met the TriDot group for a short run then attended the athlete briefing which was wise
Racked and ready!

Finally got Trixie racked and her run gear bag dropped off
Then spent the rest of the day off her feet, don't scoff!
Friday STUR met CBun at her work for a bit of an adventure-
Drive to Can Lake then race the next day? -SURE!
First STUR got to see CBun in action with her live shot-
Does STUR look ready for prime time?decidedly NOT!!
Green screen fun!

Very cool to stand inside of the green screen -
STUR couldn’t believe she was behind the scenes!
The rabbits then hopped in the car with HRab the Sherpa extraordinaire...
Would they find a Chick-fil-A? Say a prayer!
This Sherpa rocks!

They found one in Frederick - ate the food in the car
They have a bit more to go - Canandaguia is pretty far!
Finally hit the town in the wee morning hours-
They all can sleep in a bit - so don’t be sour!
Race morning dawns cloudy and drizzly -
But it won’t deter these rabbits - they’re no sissies!
Rabbit signs at the ready!

HRab the best Sherpa drove the rabbits all the way to the start-
That way they didn’t need the shuttle bus- smart!!
Who is ready to run a 50K?!

Race started 1,2.3 Go- casual as always-
The rabbits were on their way- hooray!
STUR took her place in the very back-
She wanted it that way -she’s not slack!
CBun hopped on ahead-headed toward Monica’s pies-
They knew this course well- rarely a surprise!
The two reconnected near the sunny side aid station-
Took a selfie and caught up on hydration!
It wasn't sunny at sunny side though...

Saw each other AGAIN at the next stop -
Enjoyed the indoor bathrooms and hoped their pace wouldn’t drop!
However this is the point all the “cat” hills begin-
Walking up them ALL is certainly not a sin!
But What goes up must come down-
Means there must be another aid station around!
Yup now only 15 miles left to go-
After another hill- then “just a half marathon left”-don’t you know?!!
Bare hill is next up to conquer-
The running is more like a saunter.
But after this the day became survive and advance-
Take in the great scenery when you get the chance!
Appreciating the scenery!


Appreciating the scenery!


Appreciating the scenery!

So many great memories of past races along the way-
Both STUR and CBun did 50 milers there back in the day!
Next thing you know STUR is on the infamous grassy hill -
She’s a little depleted-please don’t take a spill!
She didn’t and she saw CBun and HRab come out to cheer her to the finish -
She was glad they were there to witness!
Here comes STUR!

CBun had breezed past the finish line minutes before-
Both finished in BROAD daylight- score!!
They did it!

Sunday morning, PBun didnt have to get up too early
Because of the harmful algae bloom there'd be no swim you see
She moseyed over to transition and enjoyed the sunrise
No headlamp needed this morning which was nice
Things went smoothly as she did her last minute preparations
Before she knew it it was time to roll out to the time trial start station
Wearing her oddly cut Baltimore 10 shirt for warmth
Got a shout out from a volunteer from Maryland of course
Riders departed, two every 5 seconds
Over 2000 athletes were off in about 92 minutes
She noted her left eye was a smidge blurred
And wondered if it would go away or get worse?
She cruised on out of town along River Road
Appreciating the scenery as she went, dont you know?
Her eye seemed to be getting a bit more cloudy
Not sure what was going on by golly
Hit mile 60 and stopped at special needs
Ditched that B10 shirt, if you please!!
Restocked her nutrition but before she hit the road to finish the distance
Visited the medical tent for some assistance
Got some saline hoping it would help her eyes
Both were cloudy now you can surmise
Once again she saw the Deathly Hallows painted on the pavement
Harry Potter fans were around is probably what that meant!
Of course she had praying for a flat free day
And thankful in the end this was the case
She was also hoping to make it safely back to transition
Because she really couldn't read her watch or see well at this point - not a good option!
Once she got closer she could see athletes out on the run
She'd be out there soon, son of a gun!
After changing in to her bunny running shoes and ears
She hopped on to the run course, here it goes, never fear!
PBun a little squinty eyed!

She realized how bad her eyes were when she couldn't make out the TriDot coach from a distance
But she plugged along and kept up a good cadence
Is that you, Coach Elizabeth?

Along with her eyes not cooperating
Seems she was having a little trouble with her breathing
The ears got a lot of bunny love as per the usual
Funny comments from spectators and volunteers is never dull
This run course was new and now three loops
As she finished the first she got a gorgeous sunset view
Started on to loop two and it was definitely getting dark
Turns out PBun had even more trouble seeing the course marks
At the halfway point coming out of run special needs...
The song she heard next was "Livin' on a Prayer," would you believe?!
With her troubles and seeing how close things would be
Decided to call it a day before starting loop three
A nice volunteer got her a ride to the medical tent
Where she received a nebulizer breathing treatment
PBun is happy and will live to race another day
But maybe not this race in Louisville is the one for her in this case!