There's always room for another race!

There's always room for another race!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter 100s Rap

On Friday night Easter weekend it was that time again!
That is it was ukulele club, Amen!
STEB got the Beast and they headed to the place
The Beverly Hills UMC in this case!
They're just...uking around!

This is also the sight of the Wednesday night hill climbs
On the second half you might have to grind!
STUR was very excited about how her weekend began -
Time again for 100 100's - OH MAN!!
It's always a favorite time of the year -
STEB, CBun, and BLUR joined the fun - give a cheer!
100 100s, here they come!

The PG Sports and Learning Complex is the perfect spot -
Were there a lot of people at the pool? Nope, not a lot!
Adult swim lessons and water aerobics were the main events -
Would the Rabbits finish the 100 100's? We won't keep you in suspense!
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STUR, STEB, and CBun jumped in the pool and immediately got to work -
The task at hand they will not shirk!
The first break they took was right at 50 -
Believe it or not it went fairly quickly!
Maddie was cheering them on!

Kept the steady 2 minute interval throughout -
And an IM every tenth one without a doubt!
BLUR and CBun had a great swim too-
They just swam and swam without stopping - woo- hoo!
STUR and STEB motored through the rest till they were done -
Next over to the hot tub they did run!
The leisure pool area where fun won’t be denied
Because as is tradition, the rabbits went down the crazy slide!
After since they were hungry and it is also tradition 
Finding a Chipotle was their mission!
Refueling the tank!

Later STEB hosted a fun gathering of the rabbit crew!
They fueled up with pizza and salad - it's true!!
There might have been some desserts and candy
Everything was just fine and dandy!
The rabbits, sporting some new ears!

They were discussing some of their Kona plans...
Prepping for the big day for KBun, understand?
Sunday morning early, STEB was up
Coffee then she was out the door with Riley her pup!
Next up, time in the saddle on Trixie
She found a better way up, you see.
It's hard for STEB getting on Trixie without the blocks!

To use her double climbing blocks
She got in a good hill work out – that rocks!
Sunday after a nice long sleep in STUR got out the door for a run -
She went a little later than she meant to, so lots of WARM sun!
Tessie out to give STUR some pre-run support!

The last hill on Farmington felt like a beast...
But she ran every step of it to say the least!
Meanwhile, STEB had plans for the day…
The Wizards playoff round 1 game 1, you don’t say?
#DCFamily

It was a spectacular game and the Wizards won!
STEB might have even gotten on TV pre-game, son of a gun!
STEB, after photo-bombing the CSNMA Wizards Pre-Game show!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Snow and Row Rap

Friday morning STEB took Riley to work for the day
Riley doesn't bring home the bacon...she eats it!

Then from there they went to P.A.
Would you believe they drove through snow?

They got a few inches in Acme, don't you know!
Snow on Friday...

STUR got up right on time this past Saturday -
Destination was the Mt. Vernon Trail - she was on her way!
But her plans unfortunately were temporarily dashed...
In a blink of an eye there was a bit of a crash!!
A car seriously came right out of nowhere-
Not going to lie it gave her a scare!
After the police and filling out forms-
She was on her way to run- don't be alarmed!
She now had a little less time than she had originally planned -
Believe it or not on the trail 6 miles she crammed!
Had to get to CrossFit Kingstown to learn how to row -
She was a little bit late - but it was a go!
Learned the catch, pull, recover and 60/20/20 rule -
Did better in her second 500 meter effort - COOL!
Afterwards did one more running mile -
Getting in her 7 made her smile!
BLUR's Saturday plan was for a run of four miles or more
Poor David needs time to get out the door, but Blur's run was calling for sure!
So off she went to reconnect after mile two -
With glorious weather and skies of blue!

Saturday morning STEB and Stilt relaxed for a bit
Then it was off to a basketball tournament
Go Jacob (#13)!

From there they headed to her aunt and uncle's house
They were celebrating her uncle's birthday without a doubt
There was also a dog party going on
Izzy, Riley, and little Millie we're playing on the lawn!
...Green on Saturday!

After dinner and some birthday cake
Suzy's for ice cream for goodness sake
Pup cups!

Then back at Lynn's it was movie time
And Riley met her dad for the second time
Riley and Blaze!

Sunday morning STEB went on her run
The Acme loop!

Just a little 7 mile jaunt on some hills - what fun
Downhill first then it was flat
Hello downhill!

Then it was all uphill how about that?
It goes up and up and up!

She got to meet several dogs along the way
And even some horses - you don't say?
Friendly horse came over to say hi!

After breakfast it was time for her and Riley to depart
Back in three weeks for the Mt. Summit Challenge - that's no lark!
STUR's Sunday morning was pretty low key -
Had a super long swim planned for the afternoon you see…
Met the Beast an hour before Master's practice was to start -
They swam a lot of meters in the first part.
Later they joined the rest of the group -
Both girls had their longest swim of the year, that's the scoop!
Sunday BLUR had more fun with a new place to swim -
So nice to be asked to a club by Jim!
Finished the day walking to the running store with glee -
Ran down those old ones, so new, extra cushy Brooks woo wee!!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Streaking Double Rap

Saturday morning before the crack
STEB headed to Richmond it was not whack!
She was going to run the Monument Ave 10k
For the fifth time? You don't say!
It was easy to find the start!

Had prepaid for parking in her favorite garage lot
Home of the VCU Rams she got a perfect spot
Just a few blocks walk to the race starting line
It was nice enough she didn't need a jacket this time
Saw Nutz the Flying Squirrel
Had to take this selfie at a funny angle!
Thanks for the photo op, Nutz!

One of the waves was called PC...
But were they correct politically?
Saw another set of bunny ears before the start
Hers were flashing - how cool and smart!
Bunny ears are the bomb!

STEB was in wave QB
They were going off at 9:17!
Very easy to jump into wave QB!

Got to see a cute shop kitty cat
Snoozing in a window how about that?
Shop kitty has smooshed fur!

The announcer guy was funny and upbeat
He gave her a shout out as she went by you see
The weather was pretty perfect for a race
And STEB had a plan to work on her descending pace
She cut it close at miles 5 and 6
But in the end no need to panic
Saw someone from home at the finish line
STEB and Tina the peacock took a time out for selfie time!
Thanks for saying hi, Tina! Your peacock costume was so cool!
(As are the different costumes you always wear!)

Headed home after to rest and recover
Because she had to get ready for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler!
No time for the festival though!

Meanwhile on Saturday STUR got to the pool right when it opened -
For 6700 meters, she and the Beast were hoping!
They really went crazy pulling, using the paddles -
Their shoulders got sore and they had to skedaddle!
BLUR started a new running routine, combo Pose and Galloway
Turns out it's pretty keen, won the scene with a PR on a 5 miler on Saturday
On Sunday morning STEB left before the crack again
This time was for the Cherry Blossom 10
Arrived at STUR's house lickety split
And they were on their way at 6!
This was to be STUR’s 18th running-
She really has some streak going!
JRab was their early morning shuttle
Dropped them at the start - it wasn't any trouble!
Before the race STUR and STEB looked for KBun –
Did not find her though but got their bag drop done.
Pre-race selfing at bag check.
Hey, it's the Washington Monument!

They could not even get into the green corral it was so crowded
So they waited till things got moving and joined the flood
Not quite in the green corral!

The day before there was a kite festival on the mall
There were some kites stuck in trees, y’all!
One of the stuck kites from Saturday's kite festival!

STEB lost her ears twice on memorial bridge
Caused her to back up just a smidge
STEB saw STUR when she was at mile 2.8
Who was just past mile 3 and looked great!
She saw a KBun look alike at the 5k
But was it her? No way!
The first 5 miles STUR was feeling good but truth be told -
Soon after she had to stop, drop, and roll...
Collected her ears and phone from a random stranger -
Just glad she didn't put anyone in danger!
STUR collected herself and got back on track -
Right back into running - she wasn't slack!
Then when STEB was at mile 5.5
She saw some other lady take a dive!
STEB didn't take a walk break until just before mile 6
That's when she stopped to take this pic
TJ Grad looking at the TJ Memorial.
Oh, and some cherry blossoms!

In West Potomac Park got a glimpse of Leanne
Who gave STEB a shout out - yeah man!
At the water stop on Hains Point some of the volunteers
Were actually wearing some fun bunny ears!
STUR crossed the finish line - she was happy with her pace -
Soon after she saw KBun finishing her race!
STEB finally caught up with STUR and KBun
When she crossed the line to finish her run
They had a little pit stop in a red tent
STUR will tell you what that meant...
Team Rabbit relaxing in the warm tent!

KBun convinced STUR to go to the medical tent -
It was nice and warm in there - heaven sent!
Her podiatrist was randomly in there - Dr. Lee Firestone -
Also, a very nice EMT trainee named Alex - she wasn't alone!
STUR with Alex the EMT Trainee!

They put some stuff on her wounds that stung like Hell!!
But she was all bandaged and ready to go - swell!
They decided to go and find a bite to eat
Ended up at the Corner Bakery and were happy to have a seat
Shoes. The same but different!

Caught up on things with KBun and had some laughs
Then she dropped them at Metro…they were out of gas.
BLUR was feeling her run a bit on Sunday so she chose to swim
This involved swimming ‘naked’ and she got an hour in!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sufferin' Succotash Rap

After work on Friday STEB did her long run
1.5 outside with Riley then some treadmill hill repeats what fun!
There was a uke jam session at The Beast's later that night
Amy from ukulele club was there and it was outta sight
Played some good songs and watched some cool vids -
Did the time fly by? Why yes it did!
Is that a bottle of wine or a ukulele?
Saturday morning was time for swim with L4 Masters
Kira was back and made everyone do a 200 free that was faster!
The water is so calm before practice!
That is it was for time and then 8x25 at the same pace
She was pretending everyone was getting for the Colonies Zones race!
Then STEB headed to CFK for the 17.5
She got there in time to see STUR, no jive
STUR is ready for 17.5!
Cheering her on again was of course great
STUR kicks @$$ at jumping rope for heaven’s sake!
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  Speedy Gonzales Jump Roper!
Saturday morning STUR tackled CrossFit Open workout 17.5 -
After 90 thrusters and 350 jump ropes you know you're alive!
Thrusters are the most fun!
STUR had fun in the suffering... Is that wrong?
Especially with having her Team Rabbit friend STEB along!
STUR is actually sorry the Open fun has ended -
All the workouts have really been splendid!
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 STUR getting some Thrusters done!
As per usual on Saturday she met up with the Beast -
They got in a lot of 300's to say the least!
BLUR stated it had been months since she had a run in warm weather
It made a difference but that it wasn’t exactly easier
After cheering STUR, STEB had to skedaddle to meet friends in Culpeper
Not for the bike ride but lunch at Pancho Villa and some adventure!
It's the Sisterhood of the Traveling Purple Flower!
This time Mary is it!
The food was yummy and the company grand
Then they walked around downtown Culpeper, understand?
Downtown Culpeper is very cool!

They can't wait to go back again and explore some more
And if you want ice cream they know the store!
This old theater was very neat!

Sunday morning STUR returned to a very familiar place -
For biking and running Prince William Forest Park has an excellent space.
AUsome to meet up with 3 of her friends -
CBun, STEB, and Jeff were there to cap off the weekend!
Everyone is about ready to roll!

CBun and STUR started off together on the scenic loop -
STUR would run 9 and CBun 6, that's the scoop!
At the end STUR would run another half mile with STEB -
She needed to do a brick - hoping it gave her some pep!
Yes, Sunday morning was bike ride time
STEB would ride outside even though the weather wasn't super fine.
She carpooled with Jeff and they met up with STUR and CBun
Who had some run miles to get done!
For the first loop STEB kept on an extra layer
But took it off so she'd have something warm for later
It was fun knowing they were out there among friends
They saw CBun three times but only saw STUR at the end
That's when STEB needed to go for a run - it was super short
STUR went a little extra with her and kept her company for this part
Thanks for brick company!

All weekend long there wasn't any succotash
But after the ride Jeff did a one mile dash
STUR was happy with her hilly run journey -
Afterwards it was time to go home and watch the tourney!
How about those South Carolina Gamecocks?
They kind of caused an upset, which rocks!
Meanwhile, KBun spent some time on her trainer
Her quads were a burning but inside work was perhaps saner! 
BLUR did an urban hike of 6.07 miles and 228 feet elevation gain...
Hopefully the cross training will help with hills when running?
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Ready~Set~SPRING!

Friday after work there was a little rabbit meet up
RBud and STEB got together at their usual Starbucks!
The new line of cups were out with a Spring theme
Very happy that Spring is almost here if you know what we mean
Coffee is good!

Saturday morning STEB headed to Audrey Moore
Time for masters swim at 7:30 for an hour – that’s for sure!
After she got ready in a flash and headed to STUR’s CF box 
She was looked forward to cheering on some open workout, that rocks!
STUR woke up Saturday and was ready for CrossFit Open workout 17.4
Deadlifts, wall balls, rowing, and push-ups were in store!
STUR is ready to roll!

Did the exact same workout just last year-
STUR improved her score this time - never fear!
Bring on the 55 deadlifts!

It helped that she had her own little support crew -
STEB came along to cheer, it's true!!
STUR killed the 55 wall ball shots!

She made sure the event was documented -
Even though  she was being somewhat tormented!
Ready to row 55 calories!

STEB saw some friends from the old CF place 
It was great to cheer them on in the new space!
Taking a break from her 45 pushups!

She had fun cheering on STUR and takings some pics
She even got some video, too, for kicks!

STUR rocked 17.4 and Tori was the one who kept her score!

And what's this? STUR is going to go swim NOW!?
She would make it through workout #2 somehow.
The Beast helped her to be motivated -
Ended up with 6000 meters - nothing was abbreviated!
BLUR joined them for their last hour...
She kept them going - Rabbit Power!!
STEB had to skedaddle to meet her friend Nanette
Were they were celebrating her birthday with a movie? You bet!
"Beauty and the Beast" – they’d been planning it for a while! 
It exceeded their expectations and “Be our Guest” made them smile!
What a great movie!

After the flick it was Starbucks again –
A rabbit on her cup? It was perfect for STEB!
Team Rabbit approves of this cup!

Sunday morning STUR woke up a bit stiff and sore...
But she was going for a run - she wanted more!
Decided on a 5 mile jaunt around her 'hood -
Chilly and windy but it's all good!
After an afternoon of basketball watching -
She'd be at the pool later - that's not shocking!!
BLUR grabbed David and they went for a run -
In and around Georgetown - of course it was fun!
Since the weather did not really cooperate...
STEB did another spin in her garage again for goodness’ sake!
She got a late start but that was Okay
She kind of slept in – hip hip, hooray!
After some chores and a walk with the dog
She finally got started on her indoor spin slog!
By Sunday night she was tired and fell asleep – no fuss
So much for watching an upset in March Madness!  
Team Rabbit is happy that it is now officially Spring
Check out the calendar to see what events it will bring!
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Check out STUR in action doing some deadlifts! 

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