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