There's always room for another race!

There's always room for another race!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Tune Inn Rap 2016

On Saturday STUR met the Beast at the pool - outside there was ice...
But thankfully the pool was OPEN - very nice!
The Beast walked over since she's one tough chick;
Scraping THICK ice off her windshield was STUR's only glitch.
She and the Beast practiced a lot of fly -
Feeling those shoulders a lot - of my!
In the end STUR busted out 5000 meters -
Lots of 100's her workout did feature!
Next up is one of her favorite nights of the year:
Yep! The annual STUR birthday celebration at the Tune Inn is here!
STEB, STUR, and JRab took the metro in together-
Looking forward to some beer with a bit of pepper!;
STUR's crowning moment!!

Got their usual table - same as last year...
And the SAME waitress who remembered them...oh dear!
THE waitress, post shot!

The party got going when the juke box played "Dancing Queen"
It's STUR's favorite song if you know what they mean!
There was a round of fireball shots ordered by the boys -
Having too many will bring nobody joy!
This year STUR cut the fireball number to just two-
I know you can't believe it but it's TRUE!
No shots here, though!
Just a selfie!

STUR enjoyed wearing her age 50 tiara -
Did she have drinks to choose from? A plethora!

Beer and fireball shots and wine? Oh my!

After much fun and laughter with the group STUR hit a wall -
She did turn fifty after all!
JRab and STUR discovered the magic of Uber-
It gets you home fast and cheap - it's not a rumor!

STEB did not get even one workout in
She was feeling sluggish and extra sleep was a win
She did manage to run some errands and do a project at home
And later that night she saw a shirt with the word gnome!!
At the Tune Inn two guys wore ugly sweaters
STEB thought the "I'll Be Gnome for Christmas" one was better...
Patriots Ugly Sweater...


After the real ABBA song played
There were more tunes the Rabbits sang, I'm afraid...
"Sweet Caroline" got the entire place in a groove
It was 'so good' and the Rabbits were in a swell mood!
Singing is the most fun!

STEB needed to leave but not before the Beast and Mike
The Beast had taken a 'trip' earlier... psych!
When the Rabbits gather its always a fun time
Just like when writing a rhyme!
It's the originals!

Sunday night STEB went to a Christmas concert sing-a-long
Her Aunt Shirley was in the choir and they were the bomb!
There was the choir and an orchestra!

They had a special guest, who is currently Mary Poppins
She sang Let it Go and it was amazin!


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The 50 Rap 2.0

STUR woke up on her birthday in a brand new decade-
A day full of activity she did crave!
First swim she did was 2 miles-
6AM Swim - check!
It must be early - this picture is backwards!
Crossfit was not hampered by the wearing of a boot-
Manmakers are bad@$$; in a boot? Double bad@$$!!
The WOD and the 50 manmakers were really a hoot!
STUR hurried home to check on miss Tessie
Soon for swim number 2 she was ready!
Got in 2 more miles with the lunchtime crew-
Then she was hungry- what's a girl to do?
Meet her friend STEB for a little nutrition
Chick-fil-A you say? Yes- it's tradition!
But this time STUR and STEB got their Chickfila lunch for free-
"It's her  birthday!" to the associate STEB did decree!
One gift from STEB was a cool sticker: 21-15-9
STEB loves 21-15-9!
We did that WOD today- right on time!
Dinner cooked by Tim was the way the day ended-
STUR thinks this 50th birthday was splendid!!
December 13 STEB met STUR and the Beast at the pool
6am for Masters swim - not because they're fools!
The main set was a nice little ladder by 2s
STEB's lane only did one 400 though, but she wasn't blue
Then at 9:30 it was a CrossFit class
It had been a while for STEB and she ran out of gas!
CFK reminds them of KFC!
But the snatch work was fun as was the WOD for time
STEB was happy it was 21-15-9!
Coach Ali was there leading the crew
Thanks, Coach Ali!
She joined STUR for her manmakers, too!
STEB did a few manmakers - they were unweighted
Better than none at all she stated.
She enjoyed the Chick-fil-A meal later as well
Free order you say? That's swell!
Yay for free Chick-fil-A!


Monday, December 12, 2016

Kona Recap Rap

STUR hopped out of bed and out the door-
She was the first person in the pool on Saturday - score!
After 200 meters she was asked to leave-
Seems there was a biohazard-can you believe?
Headed over to another location-
Swimming at Lee District ended her frustration.
Later that day she couldn't wait for the rabbit gathering
Watching the Kona recap at BLUR's- that's what's happening!!
Watching the 2016 Kona highlights and getting excited to Sherpa KBun in 2017!
KBun is getting excited to RACE Kona in 2017!

Once they arrived- BLUR had a fantastic spread of food-
And it was Sally's birthday-all in a good mood!
CBun's cake was fab!

Saturday morning just before the crack
STEB went on a little jog, seemed a little whack
The scene of the run / swim morning!

Then right after she got into the pool
She was happy with her 2100 yards, It was cool
Nice pool view from above!

On her way home she stopped at the store
She got stuff for cucumber crackitizers and a few things more
Later the rabbits Kona watch party was the place to be
So excited for the Kona qualifier - woo wee!!
Kona watch party - that's a wrap!

The Beast made lots of fun earrings for the rabbit girls
Some of the choices even had pearls! 
Sunday morning she did her bike run brick
Not as long as she'd wanted as she felt a little sick
Bricks are the sh!t!!

Happy she got done what she could
Had a great afternoon with friends and the food was good!
BLUR and STUR represented the rabbits on Sunday afternoon -
In the pool for 90 minutes, they looked like a prune!!
STUR participated in the reindeer relay -
She had to drag someone attached to her ankle? No way!
Later, STEB and friends watched the Caps seal the deal on a win
Then another cake - can you say dessert after din?
Sinfully delicious cake from Costco!
Thanks, NanWa and DWah!

Monday, December 5, 2016

KBun Rap

After STUR slept in on Saturday - over to CrossFit she did scurry -
It was to be a fun partner WOD - don't worry!
What's this? STUR's partner will be CBun?
Can't deny that THAT would be tons of FUN!
Power cleans, rowing, and box push-ups split between the two...
CBun did the bulk of the rowing - it's true!!
STUR wanted to save some cardio strength -
Since she'll swim in the pool that night - a couple of lengths.
She and the Beast were competing in the "Winter Solstice" swim meet -
Had to get there quickly - since STUR was almost in the very first heat!
Later on she actually missed her heat for the 50 fly...
She got to jump in with some faster peeps, but she didn't cry!
STUR got a ribbon in all three of her events
With all of her finish times she was very content!
Ribbons and medals for bling? YES!

The Beast also got her share of the bling -
She powered through that 400 IM - zing!
Afterwards, these swimmers were ready for some dinner -
Don't you know that Chick-fil-A is ALWAYS a winner?!
Sprung up early Sunday - she needed to "Jingle All the Way!"
STUR was able to Metro in - to this she says "hooray!"
Walked/ran a mile to get to the monument -
But first a quick stop at the bag check tent.
It was a chilly day so she wanted warm clothes for after -
Got in her corral and listened to all the runner chatter.
The course was an extremely familiar one -
Kennedy Center, Hains Point, up the mall and she was done!
Bling is the best!

The bling was very festive - perfect for the season!
And she made it through the race without totally freezing!
On Saturday STEB only did a run
Between two pools there was a craft fair and a swim meet going on.
She also did some climbing around on her roof
She was putting up Christmas lights, here's picture proof!
STEB was happy to get the roof lights on!

Later that day she decorated in inside the house
Carmen and Diego helped with the boxes then played with the ornament mouse!
Cats and boxes!

Sunday morning early she got in her bike run brick -
Then some deadlifts, cleans, jerks, and presses. Pretty slick!
In the afternoon some Rabbits gathered to hear WuDoc's scoop:
She now goes by KBun and her story made them let out a whoop!!!
KBun holding her huge 1st place age group trophy!

WUD aka KBun sneaked off to do Ironman Cozumel
It was her 12th finish and she won her age group, isn't that swell? 
You see KBun has qualified to go to Kona!!!
You know, the Super Bowl of Ironman? Duh!
KBun's IMCZ bling! There's a coin that's her ticket to Kona on the table!

***Additional reading***
Super Bowl vs. Ironman

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thanksgiving Weekend Rap - 2016 Edition

Thanksgiving morning dawned grey and cloudy-
But STUR was going to run- she wasn't grouchy.
At the last minute she decided to participate-
In the Alexandria turkey trot -isn't that great?
STUR always enjoys being in the race environment-
But getting MORE injured was not her intent!
She took it slow and finished with a smile-
Waking and running- she had to be versatile!
Alexandria Turkey Trot success!!
(And a cool hat from the OBX Southern Fried Hat!)

Spent the rest of the day napping and watching football-
Believe it or not - the thanksgiving meal was very small.
Friday she was happy to train a couple of peeps-
Made time for a swim/ Aqua jog with the Beast- sweet!
Saturday she again started the day in the water-
She and the Beast ( again!) did a pyramid- they didn't saunter!
She then headed over to CFK to build some muscle-
It was a partner WOD- better hustle!
Met CBun for a movie- "Hacksaw Ridge"
Great movie with some war violence/ just a smidge.
At the Chinquapin pool there was an oopsie -
STUR had to swim on her own at Lee RECenter - oh gee!
Turned out she had some extra time -
Banged out 50 100's - that's the end of THIS rhyme!

Thanksgiving weekend brought STEB’s younger son to town
It was great to see him again so soon – she did not frown!
OK, it looks like Luna is is frowning here...and trying to get away from PGoodz!

PGoodz finally got to meet little miss Luna
She seemed to like him even though he did not feed her tuna!
They went over to RBug’s house for Thanksgiving dinner
Turkey with the usual trimmings, pie for dessert too – it was a winner!
The group engaged in two rounds of Cards Against Humanity
Then the 'horrible people' had to watch football, you see!
Good food, good friends, and good (clean) fun!

Friday STEB and PGoodz ran a few errands in Action-dale
Had kitty supplies to get and lunch without fail!
Speaking of kitties…it seems Luna is getting a new home
She’s moving south – to Huntsville, Alabama she will roam!
PGoodz heading out with #NunaLuna

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

OBX and a Half Rap

JRab, STUR, and STEB left in a caravan -
They were headed to the OBX man!
But wait that really wasn't all:
Andy, Jeff, and CBun came too to have a ball!
On the drive down STEB's phone kind of blew up!
Actually it was stuck in a boot loop and she was like, "'Sup?"
STUR and STEB met up with the crew at the runner's expo -
STUR bought the wrong gu don't you know?
They were planning to run the Southern Fried Half Marathon
Part of the OBX Marathon weekend, understand?
They all got settled in the beach house named Hurricane Katie -
It's right on the oceanfront - yeah baby!
Ordered three pizzas for dinner from Little Caesars!
A sausage, a pepperoni, and a cheese are sure to be pleasers.
The running peeps made a plan to rise well before daylight;
Only four miles to the race start? That’s out of sight!!
The rabbit girls left for the race and parked at the YMCA
Would you believe STEB heard that song later that day?
While CBun was running she heard a shout
She got cheered by her Rabbit name without a doubt!
CBun, STEB, and STUR - ready to roll!
The three rabbits started together – in corral E
They were not in corral F, that stood for ‘female’ you see!
STUR made a last decision to run the thing -
I guess she was motivated by the bling!
She probably shouldn't have been running at all...
Nobody made her do it- it was all her call!
The hung out together for a little while
Then STEB dropped back after the first mile
STEB settled into her plan of a 2/1 run/walk
It got her to the finish; the plan was not a crock!
There were some funny sights along the way
A giant crab, a shark, and a doughnut, no way!
Nothing to get crabby about!
The only hill was just the bridge to Roanoke Island
They would not go the way of the Lost Colony that’s for certain!
The 'hill' to Roanoke Island!
All five runners reconvened at the finish line party
Got their drop bags and looked at the finish medals which were sparkly!
Personalized bibs are the bomb!

Back together again!
AKA No Rabbit Left Behind!

They also received a finisher's hat!
That was a nice surprise, how about that?
Who doesn't love a new hat?

Meanwhile, Tessie and Riley had a little fun
They got to play in the sand and the sun!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Swim Swing Rap

This weekend STUR was a swinging and swimming fool -
First up she met the Beast and Maureen at the Chinquapin pool!
The Beast was the coach and they followed her plan -
They got in 4000 meters in a 90 minute span.
The last few days of the kettlebell swing challenge are upon STUR
Don't forget about the push-ups - it's somewhat of a blur!
With daily swings since September 19, STUR has completed 6,375 -
That's 125.5 average each day she did survive!
And 3,375 push-ups were also done in that time frame -
Making it 67.5 average a day - that's clearly insane!
STEB spent Saturday doing some cleaning
It might not seem like much but it had meaning!
But on Sunday guess what? She did a backwards tri - not on a whim...
A run/bike AM brick; then later met STUR, the Beast and BLUR for a swim!
Let's swim!

Team Rabbit should Travel the Chinquapin Trek!

STEB also met Cool Breeze for a nice cup of cheer...
Coffee that is ‘cause the Cubs won the World Series this year!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Ghosts and Trains and Pumpkins. Oh My! Rap

"Be afraid because this race is haunted." --Steven Latour, RD, Ghost Train Rail Trail Race

Team Rabbit took a journey that was short but far-
STUR, CBun, and WUD initially spent a lot of time in the car!
When they finally reached the 6-0-3...
It was pretty dark and rainy you see!
They found dinner and a grocery store;
The storm was epic with lightning and a heavy pour.
Lights out at 10 pm - good thing the race doesn't start until nine-
But soon it would be time to rise and shine!

Checking in to the Ghost Train!
Photo Credit here
Rabbits, ready to race!

Day started off cloudy with no rain-
Since trying to figure out the weather was driving them insane!
WUD & STUR!

Dropped off their bags and collected their numbers -
Nice to be ready to race and not encumbered.
Pretty pre race view!

The scene as in most ultras was decidedly low key -
They heard, "On your mark, get set, go!" and it was time to flee!
And they're off!

The trail was not as flat as advertised...
There was a long winding hill to their surprise!
This pumpkin is also surprised about the hill!

Also this trail had lots of railroad ties, rocks, and roots -
Less suited for sneakers and more for boots!
This is the way to go!
Sounds like a bad scary movie...

There were pumpkins on the trail along the way...
Apparently they lit up at night - no way!?
Remember to run!!

And is this a dream or reality?
It looks like a skeleton with personality!
She's dancing?!

They rabbits ran through a drainage pipe - an optical illusion -
No rabbits fell down, but it sure led to some confusion!
It would be fun to run through THIS at night!!

At one point CBun careened off the trail a bit -
And one of those skeletons she almost hit!
Hey, watch where you're going!

The bunny ears got lots of love and attention -
"You're the second place bunny!" to STUR someone did mention.
Bunny ears rock!

STUR ran for awhile with a girl dressed like a bee -
They decided bunnies and bees could be friends, you see.
I'm OK!


STUR attempted to go down one hill on all fours -
But found going down on her butt was best - score!!
It looks pretty, too! But looks can be deceiving...

Running on the red carpet of leaves is better than concrete -
Except you really had to watch where you put your feet.
I guess he got tired of waiting?

Speaking of feet, STUR had to call it a day at the halfway mark-
She had some foot pain, it wasn't just on a lark!
Oh, they're half way there....

The Rabbits had some craziness involving the car key -
STUR gave it to CBun since she thought she would finish last - oh gee.
So she settled in with the cold  and rain -
Seeing the runners gut it out relieved he pain.
She couldn't wait to see those bunny ears coming down the trail -
Here comes WUD with a smile without fail!
WUD - smiling!
Photo credit:


STUR helped warm her up as best she could;
Got her some hot chocolate that tasted real good!
WUD really had an amazing race -
On those trails she is an ace!
CBun finished too and cruised through the finish line -
Again ANOTHER smile - it was genuine!
STUR would have taken pictures but her phone was dead - boo...
So what is a rabbit supposed to do?
They headed back to the hotel - those rabbits wanted steak -
They all hoped they could just stay awake!
It was an early night for the next day they hit the road!
Six states until they hit CBun's abode!
But all the bunnies say it was totally worth the drive -
The Ghost Train Ultra was the bomb - ain't no jive!
Meanwhile, back in 7-0-3 land –
RBug and STEB skipped the GPR, understand?
They decided to avoid the wind and chill,
And met up for hot beverages, if you will!
Cheers to yummy hot beverages!

There might have been a pumpkin sighting for them, too...
Here’s the picture, for the proof!
#PSL

Speaking of ghosts and pumpkins and such…
STEB got out her Halloween decorations and stuff!