There's always room for another race!
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Thursday, June 13, 2019

WOD Dam Bay Rap

Friday night PBun headed with the Goodmanator to Acme, P-A
She would run and play with some kitties while he rode a quad – no way?
She and Stilt ran up a dam hill but not through old tunnels
Another dam hill!

Freaky old train tunnel!

Cool bridges!
They ran across the stone one!

While hurdling snakes kept things from being dull!
PBun wasn't sure who was more scared - her or the snake!
The four little kittens were ridiculously cute!
This is Meowser - who will soon be added to PBun's crew!

And Riley got to meet them and see her mom and dad, too!
Dog Family Reunion!

On Saturday BLUR drove 80 miles to Arrowhead Lake in Luray-
It’s a nice lake so worth going so far away!
Lake Arrowhead looks like an arrowhead!

In her wetsuit she got in a solid hour open water swim
To say she’d go back is not going out on a limb!
Way to get it done, BLUR!

Saturday morning STUR headed over to Reston town-
Lake Thoreau Pool is where the Reston Masters can be found!
STUR getting her first weekend swim on!

STUR jumped into a lane and started swimming away -
CBun and HRab also came to swim and play.
STUR was excited to wish CBun the best of luck -
For the next day she will be “embracing the suck!”
The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim weekend is finally here…
CBun and MRab will have a great experience never fear!
Happy modified bay swim swimmers!

But after getting her swim done, STUR had to fly -
Off to the CrossFit box so she said goodbye!
The partner WOD was certainly a doozy -
So much running and man makers made her feel woozy!
On Sunday at Old Keene Mill Pool the rain stayed away -
But then got rained on a bit after when she ran a 10K!
STUR getting her second weekend swim on!

Sunday CBun got to play in the Chesapeake Bay
Not quite the 4.4 mile swim crossing on this day...
The water doesn't look too rough here, but was pretty choppy and rolling out there!

Due to the small craft advisory the race got a bit changed up -
It wasn’t cancelled out right, but changed to two loops sure enough!
She still got to go at least two miles...
And finished things off with a smile!
CBun did it!!! Yeah!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

McDonnell Murph Midway Rap

On Saturday, CBun and HRab headed up to Fort Ritchie
There was a swim fest going down you see!
What a lovely lake!

Swim 750, 1550, 2250 or all three
That is what CBun did  - woo wee!
HRab was happy to complete the 750 meters
It was his first lake swim in many ages!
CBun and HRab - swim fest success!

So how many rabbits does it take to do a swim in a lake?
Five is apparently the number that it will take!
Most of the Rabbits, ready to swim!

Sunday the Jim McDonnell Swim was on a lovely and sunny day -
With a water temp of 76 degrees - you really don’t say?!!
All five rabbits participated in the swim of one mile -
Each and everyone came out with a smile!
HRab also got on his wetsuit and joined in on the fun!
He powered around all those buoys and got it done!
The two mile swim came up in a flash
Time for four of the rabbits to compete - splash!
After they all did two laps of Lake Audubon -
Headed to the food and drinks before they're all gone!
CBun got a PR in both events!!!!
Go Team Rabbit!! Way to represent!!
For both the Beast was a strong second place-
One and two mile non-wetsuit in this case.
For the one mile STUR got a bronze medal -
Every time Team Rabbit is on the podium is special!
Memorial Day brings a special CrossFit tradition-
Getting Murph done would be STUR’s mission!
Ready for Murph!

She won’t say she “sandbagged” her first mile run but she went a bit slower/
And it worked, because her second mile run time was much lower!
Really fun cookout after with some yummy treats -
After all that work they were all ready to eat!!
STUR is excited to get started!

Way to GO, CrossFit Kingstown!

Meanwhile, PBun headed out to the West coast
Is visiting her Godchild fun? Yes, it is the most!
Did a lot of fun activities throughout the week
Even got in three run workouts which was neat

A scavenger hunt in Balboa Park and an escape room with a Western theme
They solved a cypher!
This reminded PBun of the movie, National Treasure!

This was really at Old Town Sand Diego, but fit here!

Saw Fiddler on the Roof and hiked to the top of Cowles Mountain again
Taking a rest...

Checking out the switch backs going up Cowles Mountain!
(Not quite like the switchbacks of Etlan Road!)

Took a trolley ride which included a couple of random things
Cool pedestrian bridge on the UCSD campus!

PBun attempted to play Great Balls of Fire!

And visited Universal Studios Hollywood and the USS Midway Museum!
Happy to be at Universal Studios!

Harry Potter world is wonderful!

Scenes from the USS Midway!

Returned home very early Saturday for a lazy kind of day
Then saw POMS followed by coffee with NanWa on Sunday!
Forgot the pic in front of the movie sign so the mall will do!

Coffee is always a good idea!

Saturday morning STUR figured it was time to train a bit for her upcoming tri -
As she hadn’t been on her bike since last September - oh my!!
BLUR met up with her at a very familiar place -
At Fort Hunt Park to ride their bikes at a reasonable pace.
BLUR has mastered the art of clipping in!
She did it for all 10 loops - that’s such a WIN!
STUR and BLUR got their bike on!

Sunday morning brought another kind of first for the year:
Time to swim outside at Old Keene Mill ya hear?
Always an adjustment for the 50 meter length -
Swan 90 minutes and feels like it takes more strength!
STUR with Better from L4!


Monday, May 20, 2019

Drag Hill Rap

When STUR arrived at Chinquapin it was a little crowded this Saturday morn-
She was motivated so her swim suit and goggles she did adorn.
STUR got in and got it done!

Swimming solo is not always the best-
She doesn’t always work as hard she must confess!
Luckily at the CrossFit box there was plenty of motivation to be had -
It was a partner WOD and she was glad!
Thank goodness this was a partner WOD!

Meanwhile, PBun hopping on her trainer
Just an hour spin – that was a no brainer!
Cool Breeze and G-Wham checking out the grounds at Greenspring!

Next up was a local garden show with Cool Breeze
Coffee first – if you please!
The historic house at Greenspring!

After that it seemed like never ending errands
Then a meeting at her pool – she got it done
Also planted some butterfly weed
She is hoping to attached monarch, you see.
Butterfly weed and swamd milkweed!

KBun got some swimming in
She is thinking about joining masters, for the win!
Mini Rabbit Reunion!

Saturday night some rabbits met at an awesome Mexican joint-
To get together and catch up was the point!
It was a nice get together here!

There might have been a couple of large drinks
But they left alcohol on the table…you think?
STUR and the sangria!

These drinks were huge!

Sunday morning STUR drove over to the Hill -
For her Sunday fitness the Capitol Hill Classic 10k would fit the bill.
STUR is ready to run in the hot sun!

A very popular race and it was once again hot -
Did she walk some? Yes but not a lot!

Grabbed a Gatorade and a free Propel -
Acclimating to some heat is really swell!

PBun and the Goodmanator felt the need for speed…
Like dragsters going over 300 mph, if you please!
That sun was bright and hot beating down on the track!

Headed down to Virginia Motorsports Park in North Dinwiddie
For the NHRA Mello Yello Virginia Nationals by golly!
Oh, it's just the pit crew putting the body back on the car!

Went on the Mello Yello walking tour and got to go on the drag strip track
Sat in a Funny Car simulator and received samples of the drink how about that?
The Funny Car simulator was fun and a tight fit!

Mello Yellow is good!

The track temp was 116 degrees at 11:17 am
At 2:00 it was 140 degrees - oh man!
PBun is excited to walk out on the track!

It was exciting because John Force entered the day as qualifier number one
Out of all 16 drivers in the Funny Car division
Introducing the Number 1 Funny Car Qualifier

In between rounds Top Fuel driver Brittany Force was just chilling out
But then came over to say hello to her fans that were hanging about
Brittany hanging out with her fans and her Top Fuel Dragster!

And in round one their favorite team John Force Racing went 4 for 4
But sadly in round two it was goose eggs across the board!
John Force Racing - it's like they have a mini city!

A cool thing to note about the NHRA?
Their technical school sponsor is where the Goodmanator went – no way!
It's the 'Christmas Tree'!

On Sunday CBun went on a hike with HRab…
And Hazel Falls was apparently pretty fab!
It was a great day for a hike!