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

Friday, July 29, 2016

ABCs of 2016 IMLP Rap

(Or 26 facts about the weekend!)

A- STUR's brother ANDY came over from Vermont to hang on race day!
Ended up walking about 10 miles together - you don't say?

B- There was a slight mix up about which BLUE liquid WUD should drink
STUR by accident brought both in their room in a blink
The girls laughed a lot about this -
WUD decided to give the wiper fluid a miss!

C - STUR got a run in on the actual run COURSE!
She knows the route by heart - she needed no other source.

D- They decided DNF stands for DID NOT FAIL-
You always succeed if you did not bail!
Credit goes to JRab for the second line!
Sometimes the raps are a group effort - not a crime!

E- Their room at the Town and Country looked like a triathlon EXPLOSION
Sure hope she remembers the sunscreen lotion!

F- WUD practiced on Saturday how to change a FLAT-
And she didn't have one on Sunday - how about that!?

G- WUD wants you to know she feels no doom and GLOOM-
She'll be racing again at IM very soon!

H- Post race celebration took place at the HUNGRY Trout-
The views were spectacular without a doubt

I- Another positive is after the race WUD didn't need an IV-
STUR didn't find her in the med tent you see!

J- There's always snow in Lake Placid it's not a JOKE-
It sure ends up fooling a lot of folks!

K- STUR had so much good parking KARMA everywhere she went-
Especially on race day- it was heaven sent!

L-'LESSONS learned and choices made-
This is how WUD's Ironman day was played.
Lesson number one is get to the swim early in your wave-
It seems time on the bike you can now save!

M- On Friday WUD's pre race brick started right there on the water-
Audrey and Betty were swim start squatters!

N- On Saturday the rabbits attended a talk put on by EnduranceNATION-
How to race lake placid? They gave an explanation!

O- ON the first 40 miles of the bike - they said take it easy-
Like you're eating a bucket of chicken with your hands all greasy!

P- So many POSITIVE things to be said about the race-
This time the SAG wagon did not get up in WUD's face!
She cruised into transition under her very own power-
So for her isn't wasn't too much of a downer!

Q- the pro Heather Jackson won the race- she was the QUEEN-
She got the course record it would seem!

R-The bunnies breezed into town and headed to REGISTRATION-
So excited to be here - it's like a vacation!
But what's this? The event is no longer at the school?
It's in the ice arena - don't be a fool!

S- WUD left the SWIM with a red carpet SMILE-
She'd be on the bike now for a little while!

T- at the Ironman expo WUD and STUR got matching TYE-DYE M-dot shirts-
Hard not to spend money there - such a strong force!

U- STUR had 3 UNBELIEVABLE swims in Mirror Lake-
7.8 miles total for goodness' sake!

V- Although neither of the bunnies had a VALID Price "Choppah" card-
From that store the girls certainly weren't barred.
It was the place to be about midnight on the day of the race-
They were grabbing different kinds of ice cream all over the place.

W- On the way up the route they took an over-nighter in WOODSTOCK-
Nice hotel and restaurant in which to flop!

X- For their pre-race dinner in town at Mr. Mike's, X marks the spot-
Yummy pizza and pasta is what they've got!
For their pre pre-race meal they visited a familiar haunt
The North Woods Inn - the bunnies went there before on a jaunt!

Y- a YELLOW lab named Copper stole the bunnies' hearts-
He spends his days at the Golden Arrow near the swim start

Z - STUR and Andy went out to near the top of the "bears" on the fly-
It was fun to see WUD zooming by!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Intensity Rap

STEB was a slug this weekend as predicted
But she knocked out all her burpees, it seems she's addicted!
Her cousin arrived with daughter Kerri Friday night on schedule...
Prepared for a whirlwind weekend of basketball, won't be dull!
Court 1 (of 10) at the N.E.W. 24 Fitness & Basketball Facility!
Pre Game Huddle - Day 1 Game 1

Kerri, warming up!
Kerri, ready to roll!

Two games on Saturday with shopping after and in between -
SMAC* PA Intensity won them both, it was pretty neat!

Pizza and a movie on Saturday night...
It was tough staying up, all right?

Sunday morning bought one more game,
They won again - it was insane!
STEB and Stilt, ready to get their SMAC, I mean cheer on!

Relaxing before the game!

Another win? Yes!
(And STEB is really this short!)

Kerri in action!

Everyone was tired again after dinner -
Maybe an early bedtime was a winner?
They might have eaten their share of fudge...
It was delicious - don't judge!
STEB had to go back to work on Monday
The cousin's daughter had two more games to play!
SMAC PA Intensity made the Final Four!
Then they were done because of the score.
That means they lost but had a great run -
And STEB's weekend with family was lots of fun!

*Score More Athletic Club (SMAC!)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sundae Funday Rap

Saturday morning STUR got out early and got things done-
First she started off with an 8-mile Mount Vernon Trail run!
Felt good as lately all her runs had been so short -
Even in the heat it went well- she's happy to report!
Right by the river there she did her 56 burpees...
She and STEB are doing the 100 burpee challenge you see!
STEB slept in on Saturday morn -
It was nice as she was kind of worn.
But she did knock out her 56 burpees,
Then Sundae 5k packet pickup if you please!
Sundae Funday? Yes!

Spent the rest of the day on a movie marathon...
Arnold Schwarzenegger he's the man!
Saturday CBUR paddled for 10 miles in a kayak
Her rabbit mates don't think that's whack!
Lovely day to paddle 10 miles!

Sunday morning STEB was up kind of early
She was waiting for P-Diddles surely
They were headed to Bull Run Regional Park
But weren't going there on a lark
It was for the =PR= Sundae Funday 5k
You could even BE the Sundae? No way!
Where is number 383?

Ice Cream provided by SCOOPS2U
So a selfie with the truck was the thing to do!
OK, rabbit ears selfie!

Mile 1, chocolate sauce; Mile 2 whipped cream
Mile 3, sprinkles. You know what we mean?
STEB opted out of the first two toppings
But decided on sprinkles, they didn't sting
Sprinkles at the finish!
Photo credit!

After she finished it was time for an actual sundae
STEB chose vanilla bean over raspberry sorbet!
Same toppings available that were out on the course
Along with chopped peanuts; STEB had it all, no remorse!
This vanilla bean was yummy!

P-Diddles decided to partake in all the course toppings places
So did lots of other runners - some had it on their faces!
[Lots of fun sundae action pictures at this link!]
Then she and P-Diddles took a post-Sundae selfie
Then it was time to head back home you see
And Chocolate, Whipped Cream, and Sprinkles!

Once back home she knocked her burpees out
Then relaxed the rest of the day, without a doubt!
Sunday morning STUR met up with some good friends -
Time for yet another harbor swim!
CBUR, the Beast, WUD, and Jodie made the roll call -
In the Potomac River they'd do some front crawl!
It was announced the organizers forgot their GPS...
So about the course they would have to guess!
Each time around went much faster -
Turning at a buoy they all would master.
WUD did a short swim as she is in Ironman taper;
Those always sound so much better on paper.
The rest of the crew stayed in to the bitter end -
They all love to swim - they don't have to pretend!
Jodie, STUR, and the Beast went for a bite to eat -
Then to "Charming Charlie" for some shopping - sweet!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Slurpee Swim Rap

Friday night STEB kicked the weekend off with the Beast
Because two hours of uke club can't be beat
Saturday morning STUR's house was the place to be -
A big group was headed to the Maryland Swim for Life you see!
As they rolled out it was beginning to get light -
Finally up and over the bay bridge - what a sight!
Fog on the water!
Arrived in Chesterfield in plenty of time - it was quite foggy.
Maybe some of the crew was still quite groggy?
Pre-swim hi-jinks!
Found the bathroom and changed into our suits
So many doggies around that were very cute!
Don't forget the jellyfish repellent -
There's a chance of sea nettles - get the hint?
The National Anthem was a group sing along -
It sounded really cool with the whole throng!
First up was the 5-miler wave...
Everyone thought they were very brave!
STUR was next up with the 4-mile swimmers -
It's a long way but nobody wears flippers!
For STUR the first 2 miles seriously flew by -
She was still excited for the turn around - not gonna lie.
After this the water felt so very warm -
And in the sky was an impending storm.
STUR swam as fast as possible but was starting to lose steam...
But here's the finishing bar - it's a dream!
WUD, Jodie, RBud, and the Beast cheered her in -
She was taking her time - it's not a sin.
Longest swim yet with her seasickness patch;
She didn't get sick so it's a perfect match!
CBun had a really strong 3-mile effort-
Would she ever give up on a swim? Never!
The Beast swam very hard for a 2-mile distance...
That's because she's swimming regularly and very consistent!
WUD breezed right through the 2.4 -
She'll be doing that on July 24th - score!
RBud and Jodie conquered the mile -
Both of them have a solid freestyle.
Next the crew enjoyed a veritable feast -
Nobody went hungry to say the least!
And in case you were wondering there were no jellyfish -
So for STUR that granted her wish!
Cheers to Slurpees!

What would a race be without a Slurpee stop?
Into 7-Eleven the whole bunny crew did hop!
Slurpees ROCK!

Saturday STEB started early but not as early as the others...
She was meeting RBug and biking would be their druthers!
STEB dusted off Trixie for the morning cruise
Seems it's been a year since she rode her so this is good news!
Trixie was happy to get out!

Afterwards she had somewhat of a lazy day
Hanging out with pgoodz and watching the Nats play.
Sunday morning she did something for the first time:
The WaveOne Sunrise Harbor Swim and it went fine
RBud, STUR, and STEB were ready to roll!

Except for the salad that she swam through
Feeling like the creature from the black lagoon, it's true!
After the harbor swim, STUR's final tally for the weekend was 6.3 -
Solid swimming weekend for her - WOO WHEE!!
And after the swim it was Slurpee time again
Always fun to do with a friend

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A Bang Up Rap

Independence Day weekend started off with a bang,
STUR and STEB went shooting with their gang!
AST is a Sweet Outdoor Pool!

But first up was the annual tri tradition
This year an aqua bike for STEB was her mission
For the kick AST tri STUR and B-now-JRab were going to do a relay -
JRab was going to bike - you don't say?
STUR was going to do a splash and dash -
First up she'd be in and out of the pool in a flash.
JRab was up next and ready to mount his ride -
Turns out STEB would be his AUsome guide.
JRab's Trusty Steed!
JRab got the bike done enjoying the not so flat terrain...,
And believe it or not - the next day he wasn't in pain!
STUR went ahead and completed her 5k -
STUR and JRab were so glad they came to play!!
RBug was there just to do the bike
Just got back from vacation so that was outta sight!
RBug and STEB!

Mike and Joe were again the wonderful hosts
Is the event fun? Yes, it’s the most!
Mike and STEB!
Happy Finishers!
Afterwards some rabbits headed out for target practice -STUR worked on some new aiming tactics.
Targeting Tips!

STEB worked on her aiming skills, too
And she can load up to 10 bullets now, it’s true!
Range Selfie!

After the shooting they’d worked up an appetite –
As is tradition, off to Five Guys for a bite!
Sunday morning dawned cool and cloudy -
But a bunch of rabbits showed up to swim and said, "Howdy!"
Rabbits and Friends ready to swim!

CBun had a great swim even though out of the water for a while;
Jodie made seven laps and that made her smile!
RBud also enjoyed her time in the river -
But then had to turn on the heat in her car so she didn't shiver!
The Beast continued to kick booty in her swim comeback...
She swam two miles and is right on track!
WUD swam as much as she could in a half hours time -
Later this month at IMLP she will shine!
STUR was very happy with her 11 laps...
She thinks having a goal helped, perhaps?
Meanwhile, STEB was a busy bee...
She was having people over later you see!
Errands to run and lots of things to do -
Her sons helped her out so that was pretty cool.
The reason for the gathering was a pretty neat:
Patrick had come to town and that was a treat!
Pat and his Pussies!

Lots of folks contributed lots of good things
And some watermelon slices had a little zing!
These Watermelon Slices are not for Kids!

STEB’s Aunt Shirley was excited to meet CBun
She watches her on WBAL – isn’t that fun?!
CBun and Aunt Shirley!

Monday of course was America’s birthday
There were workouts to do before celebrating the U.S.A.!
STUR and STEB met up at MVCF
For the 9AM WOD that included the shoulder press!
There was also some slam ball time -
It involved STEB’s favorite: 21-15-9!
After the WOD STUR participated in 13 Stars and 50 Bars
She thinks it was the most fun booty camp so far!
Later on it was party time, American-style
Over at RBug's - hadn't seen them in a while!
The night wasn't complete with out a fireworks show
Everyone had fun - don't you know?
Fireworks Selfie!

Tuesday night it was time for some #Natitude
Baseball and beer puts the rabbits in a good mood!
PGoodz and Andy were along for the ride
Went to the Bullpen first – wouldn’t be denied!
Bullpen Selfie!

JRab met them there a short time later
A quick round of cornhole – don’t be a hater!
At the gate STUR and STEB received a Bryce Harbor chia pet
One for each of the first 20,000 fans? You bet!
Bryce Harper chia pet - check!
PS - It's sunny out!

The Nats might have lost but it was a good time
And finally the Rabbits wrapped up this rhyme!
Nice view from Right Field!