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Monday, April 3, 2017

Streaking Double Rap

Saturday morning before the crack
STEB headed to Richmond it was not whack!
She was going to run the Monument Ave 10k
For the fifth time? You don't say!
It was easy to find the start!

Had prepaid for parking in her favorite garage lot
Home of the VCU Rams she got a perfect spot
Just a few blocks walk to the race starting line
It was nice enough she didn't need a jacket this time
Saw Nutz the Flying Squirrel
Had to take this selfie at a funny angle!
Thanks for the photo op, Nutz!

One of the waves was called PC...
But were they correct politically?
Saw another set of bunny ears before the start
Hers were flashing - how cool and smart!
Bunny ears are the bomb!

STEB was in wave QB
They were going off at 9:17!
Very easy to jump into wave QB!

Got to see a cute shop kitty cat
Snoozing in a window how about that?
Shop kitty has smooshed fur!

The announcer guy was funny and upbeat
He gave her a shout out as she went by you see
The weather was pretty perfect for a race
And STEB had a plan to work on her descending pace
She cut it close at miles 5 and 6
But in the end no need to panic
Saw someone from home at the finish line
STEB and Tina the peacock took a time out for selfie time!
Thanks for saying hi, Tina! Your peacock costume was so cool!
(As are the different costumes you always wear!)

Headed home after to rest and recover
Because she had to get ready for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler!
No time for the festival though!

Meanwhile on Saturday STUR got to the pool right when it opened -
For 6700 meters, she and the Beast were hoping!
They really went crazy pulling, using the paddles -
Their shoulders got sore and they had to skedaddle!
BLUR started a new running routine, combo Pose and Galloway
Turns out it's pretty keen, won the scene with a PR on a 5 miler on Saturday
On Sunday morning STEB left before the crack again
This time was for the Cherry Blossom 10
Arrived at STUR's house lickety split
And they were on their way at 6!
This was to be STUR’s 18th running-
She really has some streak going!
JRab was their early morning shuttle
Dropped them at the start - it wasn't any trouble!
Before the race STUR and STEB looked for KBun –
Did not find her though but got their bag drop done.
Pre-race selfing at bag check.
Hey, it's the Washington Monument!

They could not even get into the green corral it was so crowded
So they waited till things got moving and joined the flood
Not quite in the green corral!

The day before there was a kite festival on the mall
There were some kites stuck in trees, y’all!
One of the stuck kites from Saturday's kite festival!

STEB lost her ears twice on memorial bridge
Caused her to back up just a smidge
STEB saw STUR when she was at mile 2.8
Who was just past mile 3 and looked great!
She saw a KBun look alike at the 5k
But was it her? No way!
The first 5 miles STUR was feeling good but truth be told -
Soon after she had to stop, drop, and roll...
Collected her ears and phone from a random stranger -
Just glad she didn't put anyone in danger!
STUR collected herself and got back on track -
Right back into running - she wasn't slack!
Then when STEB was at mile 5.5
She saw some other lady take a dive!
STEB didn't take a walk break until just before mile 6
That's when she stopped to take this pic
TJ Grad looking at the TJ Memorial.
Oh, and some cherry blossoms!

In West Potomac Park got a glimpse of Leanne
Who gave STEB a shout out - yeah man!
At the water stop on Hains Point some of the volunteers
Were actually wearing some fun bunny ears!
STUR crossed the finish line - she was happy with her pace -
Soon after she saw KBun finishing her race!
STEB finally caught up with STUR and KBun
When she crossed the line to finish her run
They had a little pit stop in a red tent
STUR will tell you what that meant...
Team Rabbit relaxing in the warm tent!

KBun convinced STUR to go to the medical tent -
It was nice and warm in there - heaven sent!
Her podiatrist was randomly in there - Dr. Lee Firestone -
Also, a very nice EMT trainee named Alex - she wasn't alone!
STUR with Alex the EMT Trainee!

They put some stuff on her wounds that stung like Hell!!
But she was all bandaged and ready to go - swell!
They decided to go and find a bite to eat
Ended up at the Corner Bakery and were happy to have a seat
Shoes. The same but different!

Caught up on things with KBun and had some laughs
Then she dropped them at Metro…they were out of gas.
BLUR was feeling her run a bit on Sunday so she chose to swim
This involved swimming ‘naked’ and she got an hour in!

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