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

Monday, February 24, 2020

Slamming Squats Rap

Saturday morning brought STUR a partner workout that was extremely long:
Slam balls, pushups, and farmers carry together just seems wrong!
PBun had decided she would do her spin in the afternoon
Because later that morning she had a Birthday party to attend for a little dude!
One of the newest cousins had just turned one
Oh the green icing!!!

Watching him smash his little cake certainly was fun!
Just an hour 45 minute spin to knock out on the trainer
Found a perfect movie and the time passed by in a blur!
PBun's critters, keeping her company!

Since it was the 40th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice
That night she watched Miracle to celebrate, which was nice
Sunday morning the St. James pool was set up just like the Olympics coming in July -
The main set for STUR was 12 x 150 - oh MY!
She then headed over to the TC Williams track...
Did a 10KEH with the sun on her back!
Sunday's weather was fab!

PBun started her day powerlifting at the Playground
A total body workout was in store so through the gym she got around
Squats, yes! Definitely NOT shots!!

First up was squats, so this was her shirt of choice
Next up? Deadlifts, so later a donut sounded good! Let us rejoice!
A donut is always a good idea!

In the afternoon she had an hour run on tap
MAV shuttles for some fast and furious speed work, that's a fact!
Post-run selfie fail with Riley!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Cross Trainer Rap

PBun, happy to be at uke club!

Friday night meant uke club for PBun it seems
Because it was Valentine’s Day there was a theme!
Lots of 'love' themed songs to be had!

CrossFit on Saturday morning had many of STUR’s favorite moves:
With burpees and the bike she was in the groove!
Meanwhile, PBun got a slow start to her day
A bike trainer ride is what she accomplished – you don’t say?
Sunday morning STUR and KBun met up at The Capital Crescent Trail.
They both need long runs - nobody will bail!
SUTR and KBun having fun on the run!

Headed North for a nice out and back...
KBun had seen the same bird the day before – he didn’t attack!
What kind of bird is this?

After the out and back KBun fled to church.
But she certainly didn’t leave STUR in a lurch!
STUR soldiered on for ten more miles
Will she have time to spend with her dog? Yes, piles and piles!
PBun ended up skipping lifting and her run
But a nice walk with her dog happened out in the sun

Thursday, February 13, 2020

NOLA Explosion Rap

PBun's weekend began on Thursday night
Stilt arrived from the Keystone State, outta sight
They were getting ready to head to RNR NOLA
From DCA to MSY, is how they would go, sure enough!
There was tons of rain on Friday morn…
Flight was a smidge delayed but no real harm
Heading to the city of New Orleans!

They were meeting up with a fun little group
That included RBug if you want the scoop!
Lots of fun sights and sounds at packet pick up!

Welcome to NOLA! Check out that Fleur de Lis!

Arrived and got packet pickup knocked out
And they had fun - without a doubt!
Let's get ready to rock!

Saturday morning they didn’t have to start at the crack
Because the 5k had a nice 8am start which isn't whack
Ready to rock the 5k!

Which was around the corner from the hotel…
Saw the Roustance runner before things got underway,  don't you know!
Shazam! It is the #Roustance runner!

RBug and PBun ran the 5keh together
It was a lot of fun and they took it easy, no duh
Ran into @BarefootElvis at the finish
Had to get a selfie, just because
Hey, it's Barefoot Elvis!

Right after that she saw Leanne from Team Z
Of course the two of them  had to take a selfie!
Leanne spotted the ears!

The group of five might have had at least five beers
But no one ended up in the medical tent – and there were no tears!
Free beer? OK!

That afternoon the went out in search of Cafe Du Monde
Beignets with hot chocolate? As recommended by CBun!!
The hot chocolate was also pretty delicious!

There were lots of places one could buy a voodoo doll...
Watchover Voodoo Dolls are better - don't want to do harm, y'all!
This is where the Watchover Voodoo Dolls were first spotted!

The group had Sofia's for dinner later that night
Food was delish and the Sophia Loren pics were out of sight
RBug didn't know what a fleur de lis was
Now Team Rabbit calls it a Fleur de Lisa - just because!
Saturday morning Lazlo and STUR reached their goal -
They did 4 miles in EXACTLY an hour- on a roll!
Smiling STUR with her LazMan!

Before she left for CrossFit there was a bit of an explosion and a fire!
A lot of fires trucks to a new build on route one  it did require!
PBun saw this all over Facebook and Twitter later that day!

Scary stuff but STUR had to make it to her workout-
Smoke outside had them using bikes inside without a doubt-
Also many pushups and squat cleans were done-
Doing it with her partner Theresa always makes it fun!
During their wahoo KICKR class, KBUN and BLUR raised their FTP…
Going up and down the mountains of the Blue Ridge - whee!
KBun also put 30 miles into her pistol 100 bank -
A pretty good experience, she has the nice weather to thank!
Sunday morning things were supposed to kick off an hour earlier
For some reason there was a delay but who knows what for?
Eventually, things finally got under way…
And the weather was grand, PBun must say
The moon looked cool on the walk to the start!

RBug and Stilt got ready to line up for the 10K...
They really didn't plan to wear matching outfits, by the way!
Aww, they match!

PBun ran into Leanne again who spotted her ears
Did they take another selfie? Duh - never fear!
Leanne was there to race for Team in Training!

Lots of fun sights as runners made their way to the start line
Someone in our group really wanted red beans and rice!

DJ Fresh was spinning the tunes - everyone was feeling fine!
Loved the music!

The start was a smide delayed for the 10K and the Half
But the Half group had fun hanging out, natch!
The corral was not yet filling in!

Of course she had to make two porta potty stops
But thank goodness that's an option sure enough!!
There's a a different kind of shadow selfie for a Rock N Roll race
"Rock on" is what PBun means in this case!

This time she saw Barefoot Elvis on the course
A selfie on the go so there'd be no remorse!
This guy does a LOT of RNR races!!!

RBug was the only one who saw the cemetery
She had photo proof for the rest to see!
Pretty sky, too!

Later, lunch at Manning’s – everyone had the classic burger
They were surrounded by pictures of Peyton, Eli, and Archie you can be sure!
The burgers were delish!

The halfers decided they all needed to rest a bit
RBug and Stilt headed to Harrah’s to play the slots for a smidge
While there they might have partaken in a hurricane beverage
But both walked out a winner on that you can bet!
Hurricanes and slot machines? Heck yeah!

Half the group considered a wine bar with charcuterie
But opted to go elsewhere that included more beignets if you please!
Well this charcuterie could be had at DCA...

PBun was really craving something healthy
A short walk for a simple salad was it you see!
In the end, the group ended up with lots of swag
And fun Mardi Gras beads could also be had!
Lots of bling! The Remix challenge is the bomb!

Sunday morning was the dash to The St. James pool-
Happy to see it set up for 50 meters - always cool!
Got in some nice mileage of 2.4…
Quickly headed over to the quiet TC track - score!
Nine miles on her feet was all she could muster -
But then another 5KEH with Lazlo- she didn’t suffer!
On Monday morning, most of the NOLA group headed out pretty early
So after breakfast Stilt and PBun went out in search of a cemetery
Live look at trolley tracking!

They rode the 47 trolley to the end of the line
Took them to Greenwood and Cypress Grove which was divine
The statue at the top of this crypt was...kind of creepy!

That one crypt's door was open!

They also had a chance to see the Katrina Memorial
A place to honor the unknown victims at Charity Hospital
This memorial was really nice.

Finally it was their turn to head back home to DCA
They opted for treats at the MSY Café du Monde before getting on the plane
So delicious they had to get more!

This time they shared!

Things went smoothly for the most part on the return flight
Despite an inflight medical emergency but all turned out all right!
Waiting to board

Monday, February 3, 2020

Volcanic Fartlek Rap

On Saturday PBun did her usual bike run brick...
But boy, was she tired this weekend? Just a bit!
After a nice lunch with her old neighbor she settled in for a nap
So she could later stay awake for the 8pm Wizards-Nets tip
It's always fun to get there early to watch the players warm up
And there happened to be a hat giveaway sure enough!
This is a GR8 hat!!

She really digs the new 'WGL energy meter' at CapOne
And in the end, the Wizards came away with the win! 
The updated arena is pretty cool as well!

BLUR said her Saturday cycling class with KBun was the best yet -
Twelve rounds of 175% FTP  for 30 seconds made them really sweat!
Both got praise from their coach for holding the effort -
Better than being outside with hills of sheer terror!!!
The Beast is just swimming and riding thru volcanoes.
She did the Volcano KOM circuit and here’s photo proof!
The Beast - living up to her Rabbit nickname!

STUR took an unexpected trip out of town -
With her family for a funeral is where she could be found.
Military honors and a heart wrenching flag ceremony
Then hanging out with the group - pretty low key...
Sunday morning PBun actually somewhat slept in -
Before heading to the Playground to lift heavy things again!
A run was on tap after she returned home...
This time speed play aka fartleks, don't you know?

Monday, January 27, 2020

Three Tiered Hodgepodge Rap

Friday night PBun got her powerlifting on, not on a whim
It's always fun to lift heavy stuff in her garage gym!
PBun hadn't lifted anything this heavy in a whle!

Saturday morning Lazlo and STUR went out in the rain -
Not once did her canine companion complain!
STUR headed over to see what was going on at the CrossFit box...
Saturday is always a partner WOD- that rocks!
165 reps of thrusters, pull-ups and bike calories -
Don’t worry- split up between two you see!
Partner WODs rock!

PBun was up early for her usual Saturday training routine
A trainer ride on Trixie then brick run; by then the rain stopped it would seem
After that she rearranged some shelves in her garage
Things there are now no longer a hodgepodge!
Sunday morning STUR headed over to Carderock -
Need to get in a longer run as the Pistol race is coming up -tick-tock!
Look at that blue sky peeking through!

Gorgeous sunny day and she got in over 3 hours on her feet -
Glad to get miles in the bank- sa-weet!
Then a few more with her canine pal -
Lazlo definitely was able to keep up STUR’s morale!
Meanwhile, PBun headed back to the Playground lift more heavy stuff
Also managed a total of 6 chin-ups, sure enough!
Later that day STUR and JRab got a bit dressed up -
Were they going to tea at the Mandarin Oriental? Yup!
It's fun to get fancy!

They cleaned up all 3 tiers of their goodies -
Pour us some more of that tea - would you please?
After a little bit of a rest back at home
Time for PBun's progression run, don't you know?
Her route took her through her 'hood to the industrial park and back
Happy to nail her progressions - she did not slack!
At one point friendly dog ran over to say hi,
Then some geese were waddling across Commercial Drive!
PBun took a little step back in time for some music on the go
She broke out her old iPod mini, first generation - what a fun gizmo!
Guess which color iPod mini PBun has?

She was also entertained by her kitten Meowser...
Does he think he is spider-cat? Yes sir!
Oh Meowser!!!