Double races that is - not too much trouble!
On Friday night STEB went to packet pickup
First official tri of the season, hoping race day wouldn't have course mix-up!.
See some of Team Rabbit would do the Lincolnia Super Sprint
For this race they did not pay a mint!
Then it was time to give Trixie a bath
It had been a while, maybe it would make her fast?
After all she was now sporting Pedal Faster Suzi
The same from IMLP 2012, the start of Team Rabbit you see!
Then STEB was up on Saturday before the alarm
For some reason this is becoming the norm!
Gathered up her gear and headed on out
Nice to be around the corner, without a doubt!
|Bikes racked and waiting for STUR!|
Set up on the Elite racks? Say what!?
|Elite rack! What?|
Soon it would be time to get down to biz!
STUR was feeling a bit unsure on Saturday morning-
She'll admit she wishes that outside it was pouring!
She had signed up for a super sprint triathlon you see-
And she was out of shape for biking to some degree...
She collected up JRab and they headed out in the early dawn-
She hoped she had all her tri gear...yawn!
|Thanks for hosting, Lincolnia Park Recreation Club!|
Was happy to find STEB and RBud, her Rabbit crew.
After a brief meeting they were off to the pool-
One at a time that would be zig-zagging around - cool!
|STUR is the only one that looks ready to swim!|
The racers were lined up according to swim ETA
But someone might have jumped the line, you don't say?
|Maybe JRab should have tried for a third shot?|
He ended up in line right behind STEB
Then moved up in front of her and STUR before the swim's end.
STEB followed STUR into transition
Hard to put on bike shoes on gravel, moved to blacktop to get it done
Got to the mount line without a hitch -
And headed out for six rectangular loops, no glitch!
Next up, STUR was amazed as she was able to mount Sheila -
Anyone have a shot of tequila?!
There was the cutest cheerleader on the route,
Standing with her daddy, everyone could hear her shout!
JRab was out there cheering the rabbits on, too!
Team Rabbit was grateful and he's done this a time or two...
STEB had forgotten how tough it is to push hard.
Would she have any energy to run, was that in the cards?
Rolled into transition and made the switch,
Glad she asked directions so the run start she didn't miss
And STUR is just kidding - she breezed through those 6 laps -
Time to run now and not collapse!
STEB knew the first part of the course was though a field
The grass at the beginning was so high - it wouldn't yield!
Finally made to the part that was mowed
Wanted to take the kiddie short cut, truth be told...
But she forged on up ahead -
With regular walk breaks instead.
Happy to reach the sidewalk part
JRab wished her luck, that was smart!
Back behind the school there was some blacktop...
But then more grass? Please make it stop!
Finally out onto a walkway with some stairs to navigate-
STEB was on the home stretch and staying upright, her fate!
Well, STUR got going the wrong way at first -
But this didn't mean she was cursed!
Made the 2.0 miles mostly in the grass...
And did it without falling on her @$$!
One hill to climb, then you could almost see the finish line
Team Rabbit would soon regroup and it would be time
For a post race selfie with super hero volunteers
Spiderman and Superman were also there to cheer!
|Superhero selfie - check!|
Very motivating to see all the race support -
Especially JRAb who's such a good sport!
In the end STEB and RBud made the podium
Taking Elite silver and bronze like the Olympics, how fun!
|Silver and Bronze? Yes!|
All the sponsor donations covered the race fees, and that was heaven sent
The little racers were so cute while they were swimming
And everyone who was out there was winning!
|It was a SeaSide meet up!|
Saturday afternoon STEB and son took a drive.
To Glen Burnie, Maryland for crabs? No lie.
|Bring on the crabs!|
Her family is always fun to be around
|Family Fun Selfie - check!|
Arrived super early and got an excellent place to park!
Picked up her number for the Annapolis 10 mile Run -
Received a running hat and headband - how fun!
She had over an hour to kill...
Three mile run around the stadium if you will!
But the sun came up and her head was damp!
Found a secret porta potty on her trip around the stadium -
It sure made her smile radiant!
|Inside view of THE stadium!|
The crowd was well behaved -no angling for a spot!
The first 2 miles take you right by the Capitol in town
|Capitol in the background!|
Then it's not long before a bridge over the Severn River can be found
|Bridge climbs are always fun!|
About halfway STUR realized her energy had all but run out-
So run / walk breaks is what it's all about!
|Oh! She's halfway there!|
It's so hot - shouldn't they have this race in November?
"Hop hop hop to the finish line miss Bunny!"
That's what a spectator said to her- pretty funny!
|A10 - check!|
A nice warm hoodie she can wear one day and brag!
|A10 swag is the bomb!|
She'd run one more mile just for closure!
Next up was a trip for a Slurpee -
She'd seen a 7-11 on the course you see!
Zoomed home to finish burpees - all 99...
Can't believe tomorrow is 100 - another finish line!
Meanwhile, Sunday morning again STEB beat the alarm clock
But since it was another race morning, that rocked.
Headed over to South Lakes High School
For the South Lakes 10k, it's cool
|Rabbit ears at the ready!|
When she first arrived she was actually kind of chilly
And wore a jacket to packet pickup which later seemed silly
Because it didn't take long once the race began
For STEB to heat up, oh man!
She started off slowly and picked up the pace on each mile except for number 5
In the end she had a negative split, which made it all fine!
|Thanks for the action-shot, Kim!|
Kim Runs Miles with Smiles was a marshal around mile four
That was a nice surprise and pick-me-up, for sure!
|Senior Wall Selfie - check!|
Took the usual post race selfie at the Seniors wall
Then headed home for the second to last day of burpees, y'all
Later that day there was a gathering of the rabbit peeps
To celebrate the marathon swimmers' feats!