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Monday, June 9, 2014

Going Long Rap

Saturday morning would you believe EBun slept in!
This hardly EVER happens - we call it a win!
By then SRab was already up and running;
Before the crack she saw the sun in!
EBun only swam 500 meters - just 20 lengths of the pool...
But SRab was going 28 miles and not because she's a fool!
EBun then did a brisk 30 minute walk.
Next day was the Bay Swim and she was kind of in shock!
The 28(.38) miles for SRab went very well indeed-
"It's all in your head" was her constant creed!
With Tim on the bike the time was well spent -
His motivating chatter was always heaven sent!
Later the Rabbits watched the Belmont Stakes
Sad that California Chrome didn't win for heavens sake.

Bunnies at the Bay!

Sunday SRab went to the Bay Swim and cheered on all her peeps -
Did she have fun? That would be yes! Heaps and heaps and HEAPS!
So cool to take the shuttle bus with my Rabbits to the start!
Once they were on their way then across the bridge she did dart!
For her as a spectator the time sure went fast...
She only hoped all swimming were having a blast!
So impressed with the Rabbits, Margie, and Rabbittear Sally -
Through all the rough bay chop they would rally!
EBun drove her Rabbits across that said Bay Bridge
Scored great parking then waited a bit for the bus; just a smidge!
Once at Sandy Point State Park we met up with our friends
Swimmers and cheer peeps - the fun never ends!
We had a lot of time before the race was to begin.
But time passed quickly and then it was time to put on her swim skin!
Once through the check-in mats we got in for a pre-race dip;
Then adjusted the Velcro strap that held her timing chip!
We waited for the final count down back up on the shore
Count down from 10 then the announcer sounded the horn!

Wave 1 Swimmers!
(Photo credit: Dom J. Manalo, GCBS kayaker  via The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim)
Lots to remember from those crazy 4.4 miles;
But remembered to flip onto her back for the view and a smile!
The current didn't seem too bad as she swam along.
The waves were another story and she pulled and kicked real strong!
Enjoyed bellying up to the food boats for a little treat;
The second boat was really bobbing and kind of hard to reach!
The final turn was toughest it was like an endless pool!
She's come this far to get stuck? This is cruel!!
Had to kick things up a notch to get herself unstuck.
Took a minute to adjust her goggles while standing in the muck!
Finally arrived at the finish ramp, her hands touched the sand.
Would you believe she stood upright and up the ramp she ran!
Spotted SRab's ears in the crowd as she walked to get some food.
Told her and Margie's hubby she'd be back soon - she hoped she wasn't rude!
After chowing down she met back up with her peeps
SRab had the best surprise - a 4.4 sticker that was so neat!
Margie was done too and they chatted about the conditions.
While SRab hiked for their bags - just a routine expedition!!
WuDoc soon joined us up on dry land;
Other friends arrived as well and we hung out on the grass. No sand.
It was fun to be reunited with Rabbittear Sally and the others.
Tracey came all the way from Hawaii - we would love to swim in those waters!
The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim really was a challenge.
If you are game you should really try to take the plunge!

Between the Spans!
(Photo credit: The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim)

The event is very well run and has a lottery entry system.
Or the early bird entry with a charitable contribution will get you in!
So many wonderful volunteers make this great race happen.
Team Rabbit appreciated all the help but man we are glad it's done!!
Big thanks to SRab for hauling all our stuff.
Rabbits really are the best - and that's no bluff!!


  1. Love your Bay Swim report
    You captured all the drama
    It was one heck of a swim
    Made me want to yell, "Your Mama!"
    But with SRab on shore
    And the other rabbits in the bay
    The swim was so much fun
    Oh what a day!
    I had no doubt
    That the rabbits would prevail
    I'm thoroughly convinced
    You don't know how to fail!
    You sailed across the bay
    And checked it off your list
    Why, even the current
    Didn't get you pissed!
    Both rabbits made the cutoffs
    And all I can say
    Is Team Rabbit rocked it
    And conquered the Bay!!

  2. Thanks for your support, STUK! Or should we call you STUR?
    Because you are in fact Sally the Ultra Rabbittear!
    Thanks also, for your AUsome rhyme!
    We love that you respond to us in rhyme all the time!
    And we also love that you enjoyed all those waves;
    You must know that you're very brave!
    If the lottery is kind you'll be back with determination -
    To conquer that swim in the same location!
    You inspire us Rabbits more than you'll ever know.
    A great attitude and smile you always show!!