There's always room for another race!

There's always room for another race!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Swim For Your Life Rap

On Saturday, Team Rabbit participated in the Swim for Life
It was good but at times there might have been some strife...
They got to the race venue in a timely manner
Scored excellent parking not too far yonder
Packet pickup and body marking – check
Nabbed a good picnic table pretty quick
This was also the finish!
Finally it was time for the safety briefing to start
There was lots of good advice the race director did impart!
Thanks to the kayakers and other safety folks!

The race got underway just a smidge late
And the waves went off about five minutes apart – no debate
Goggles at the ready!

Four rabbits were in wave number three
They were swimming 3 miles, you see!
STUR, STEB, CBun, and The Beast,
They were prepared to say the least!
KBun was doing the 2.4
Perfect for Kona training, sure!
And BLUR was ready for her 2 –
Double from last year is what she decided to do!
Ran into some old Team Z team mates
It was fun chatting with Donna before the race
Made a new friend named Meico
He was doing the 1 mile, don’t you know?
One dude had on a T-shirt with a message that was really funny
"That’s a horrible idea! What time?" Sounds perfect for these bunnies!
Hmm, this could be the new tag line for Team Rabbit!

The rabbits agreed, sighting can be a chore…
Just 6 buoys – why can’t we have a few more?
Don't let this calm looking water fool you!

At times the Rabbits had some trouble finding the stinking buoys -
That's okay since the post-race cookies were chewy!
The current was really cranking after the turn around point -
It was really bumpy and wavy up in this joint!
All the Rabbits survived their respective swim distances -
Then had to clear the beach at the race director's insistence!
They ended up blowing the born three times - it was not a drill
Inclement weather approaching don't want anyone to get killed!
CBun had not yet come up thru the finish chute
But before the next horn blast she was there - no fluke!
STUR was happy with her decision to do the three mile race-
The water conditions and nausea messed with her pace!
STEB got a little foot cramping on the out and back
And nearly ran head first into STUR by the turnaround – how about that?
As she neared the 2 mile point of her race
She almost wished she’d signed up for that as was the case
She learned how to time her strokes with the waves and chop
Because clearly she could not make those stop!
After when all the rabbits regrouped
And learned a tornado warning was the scoop
They hurried over to the amazing buffet-
So many yummy dishes- you don't say?
A water spout had been spotted at the mouth of the river
The possibilities of bad weather made them shiver!
This photo credit / update was from the Maryland Swim for Life Facebook page!

After they ate and STUR and STEB did their burpees -
Then they stayed to listen to the awards if you please!
Good thing they did as one rabbit was award winning!
KBun heard her name called and she was grinning!
She got first in her age group for the 2.4:
KBun keeping Team Rabbit 'award winning'!

Got a cool Swim for Life mug - score!!
Looks like Swim For Life turned into Swim For Your Life
CBun didn't realize all the drama that the conditions were so rife!
The swim RD sent out a nice recap email...
It was crazy after so many years at the end they had to bail!
Usually the current there is VERY calm and mild...
But the chop and rollers made it pretty wild!
The Rabbits all agree in the end it was fun!
And would they do it again? Yes, son of a gun!
On their way home - the Rabbits must stop for a Slurpee -
All that sugar attempted to make them perky!
That afternoon STEB headed with Riley to P-A...
What’s wrong with driving 380 miles in one day?
Wanted to visit her cousin Stilt and Riley’s mom Izzy –
Made it there lickety split – no time for a tizzy
Izzy and Riley - together again!

STUR started her Sunday at the harbor - it's become a habit-
With a run before the harbor swim for that rabbit!
The air was cooler and the day was quite sunny -
Ran about halfway over the bridge – ‘twas lovely!
View from the WW Bridge! Nice  calm water here!!

Got back in time to swim clockwise in the river -
A very calm swim this day it did deliver!
Meanwhile STEB and Stilt took a nice walk on the track
But it seems that Stilt’s GPS is all out of whack!
Nice view from the Mt. Pleasant Area Jr./Sr. High School track!

The difference between hers and STEB’s Garmin data
Makes you wonder what the heck is the matter?!
STEB's on top, Stilt's on bottom...just a little whack!

After a nice breakfast with her cousin, aunt, and uncle...
She and Riley headed home – no time for a lull
STEB’s weekend tally of driving miles was 590
That’s a piece of cake, she does decree!

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