There's always room for another race!

There's always room for another race!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Double Trouble Rap

Saturday three rabbits did the Dulles Day 10K  race –
They were going to run on runway 1R in this case!
Running on the runway was a very cool experience!

Getting to the race, the Rabbits got to walk through Udvar-Hazy-
Seeing all the planes in the early am- sure was crazy!
There was even an SR71 Blackbird there
Which would have been awesome to see flying in the air! 
Check out that stealthy SR71 in the background!

Before the race they got to hang out with Barbie and his wife
He is going to do the MCM next month how nice
Always fun to find friends before the start!

Got to see Kim's husband as well
Hopefully this year's race his 5th straight went swell!
Ready to roll!

To start the race we heard music from Top Gun -
This got us psyched and ready to run!
STUR started off way too fast-
This kind of pace certainly wouldn't last.
The course was one big out and back-
Seeing the United plane so close- sure was whack!
Not sure what type of engine this is....maybe a Pratt & Whitney?
United Boeing 757

CBun and STUR wish they had brought along hydration-
STEB brought her handheld- it was her salvation.
A nice view of the terminal over yonder!

It had been years since STEB had walked on a runway
Reminded her of FOD walks from back in her Air Force days
Foreign object damage can be pretty bad
Because engine damage would be a drag
A couple dressed like a pilot and stewardess were running, too
STEB got a selfie with them – they were so cute!
They were so nice to stop for a picture with STEB!


The rabbits rejoined at the finish line
And checked out the bling
It's not always about the medals, but they are cool!

And then the sky! 
The clouds looked very cool!

After the race it was back through the museum
And a quick stop at the Little Stinker, you had to see 'em!
The Little Stinker is so cute!

Read about it here, too!

Saturday afternoon STEB hung out with her friend NanWa
Lunch at Guapo’s then Starbucks after, y'all
NanWa and GinWe!

She might have gotten a cute foxy cookie treat…
And whoever did this drawing well its pretty neat!
This fox was seriously cute!

Sunday morning STEB headed back over to CBun's place
From there they walked to the start of the Perfect 10 Race
Picture in front of the SLHS Seniors Wall - it's tradition!

CBun decided to switch to the 10k
Before the start and got a new bib - yay!
Ready for the Perfect 10!

STEB planned to tackle the 10 miles
But by mile 3 decided that that wasn't wise.
At the 6 mile mark she then made the switch
And for her a 10k would be it
Thankfully that choice was an option
And told the timers before the finish line crossing
Got to see Kim in the last mile
And at the finish they met for a picture all smiles
Happy Finishers!

CBun and STEB both have vowed to get
Revenge on the Perfect 10 Mile you can bet!
Double 10k? Yes!

Meanwhile, JRab dropped STUR off in Arlington!
For the Clarendon Day double she'll have two starting guns!
The 5k was first and the first mile is pretty much downhill -
For STUR this is not necessarily a thrill.
But thankfully it flattens out and finishes on the up side-
STUR was happy with her 5k ride!
Here she comes, here comes Team Rabbit!

She didn't realize the way back to the 10k starting line was quite so far-
One and a half miles it was – she could’ve used a car
She ran into BLUR on the way back -
She was there to keep David on track!
Anyway the race had started and she wasn't in line-
Everyone was gone but she decided not to whine
Finally got to the chip mat and was on her way-
Was able to pass some folks- you don't say!!?
Finished feeling hot but happy-
Give me those two medals- snappy, snappy!
Double Bling is the Bomb!

Reconnected with BLUR and David for a post-race pic-
He had a great race- fast as a lick!
Double Bling Smiles for STUR!

After a nice nap, STUR was ready to swim at masters...
A nice two mile recovery was all that mattered!

Danger Zone!




Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Penguin Rap

STUR took the entire weekend as a rest!
Except for a short walk with Riley – no jest
You see she had some company in town
And were celebrating her first born so no need to frown!
Friday night they started with dinner
At the Yard House - it was a winner!
Boys and their beers!
A half yard of beer!
On Saturday morning, STUR went out to swim on her own -
When she arrived at the pool her workout was yet unknown.
She decided on an easy straight swim -
And 3600 meters were done in the end!
Rabbits, ready to run!
Sunday morning three rabbits met at Carderock and did runs of varying lengths -
It was clear that it played to all of their strengths!
BLUR is tapering for her first 10 KEH-
Four miles was a perfect distance for the day!
CBun arrived at the site early to crank out four
Which meant 24 miles for the day - score!
CBun running along!
STUR didn't want to overly stress out her knee -
She stuck with the 20 miles you see!
STUR, running strong!
The tow path was the best place for the distance-
Getting some time on their feet was the mission!
In the beginning CBun and STUR did the penguin shuffle back and forth...
It was humid but very cloudy for what it's worth.
The scenery and aid stations were appreciated by all
Thank goodness since 20 miles is a haul!!!
It's the actual finish line!
At mile seven STUR slapped her head, "only" a half marathon to go!
CBun agreed that it was so!
The turn-around point was just past Fletcher's Boat House -
On the way back it feels good without a doubt!
CBun and STUR did finish strong -
Initially they feared "the penguin!" Is that wrong?
Sunday was somewhat of a food fest for STEB and company
Waffle House down in Dumfries for breakfast was the place to be
Later on it was Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner
And it was fun to watch the Redskins finish as a winner!
Her company had also brought little Luna in tow...
She enjoyed visiting Carmen and Diego, don't you know?
Luna and Carmen, hanging out!
KBun went down to "Hotlanta" to train with her coach-
The heat down there was really no joke!
100 bike miles and 16 run miles on hills like Culpepper -
Simulating Kona weather, which is very clever!
RBud was up in Atlantic City
She did the 70.3 there – woo wee!
She had some family there to cheer her on -
And finished up her race running strong!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Rabbit Ears Rap

Saturday morning- STUR met the Beast at Mt. Vernon REC -
Chinquapin was closed so they said, "What the heck!"
Made 3600 yards even though the water was HOT!
Swimming a lap with no breath and a flip turn? Harder than they thought!
STEB started her day before the alarm
In the end it didn't do any harm
She got going after a bit
Time to knock out a pre-race brick
STUR, STEB, and CBun met up to get their Reston Tri packets -
Lots of cool swag for the asking!
Packet pick-up - check!

They checked out both T1 and T2-
The Rabbits are happy to race together- it's true!
Checking out T1!

Attempted to scope out the new start of the run course
Didn't make sense but saw a groundhog galloping like a horse!
Lovely flat water lake!

Three rabbits had decided to give the Reston Tri a try-
It was STEB's A Race and in CBun's hood- that is why!
As for STUR she thought it would be fun to tag along-
With her friends around- she'd feel strong!
With a 7:15am start it meant an early morn
STUR got to STEB's house before 5am? Sure!
Arrived to the venue without any trouble
Got T2 rack spots next to each other on the double!
Getting ready to roll over to T1 from T2...

There they met up with CBun
And then they headed with their bikes over to T1
This race is unique in that transition
Is located in two different locations
It was a little sketchy riding to the lake in the dark
STEB almost took out a cone which would've been a bad way to start!
Got T1 set up and body marked and such
Was there time to kill before the wetsuits went on? Not too much!
There was a bit of a delay
Cars parked on the course were in the way!
Lake Audubon swim course!

Finally the waves started rolling along
Before they knew it STUR and STEB were swimming strong
CBun's wave wasn't too far behind
And a 1500 meter swim sounds just fine!
After the swim STUR took her sweet old time in transition-
Just getting the wetsuit off was her main mission.
STEB came blazing in and out -
"Have a great bike ride!" STUR did shout!
STEB enjoyed chatting with STUR in T1
She was ready to head out for some biking fun
She bid STUR farewell for the time being
And headed to the mount line to begin riding
STUR is finally on the bike and out on the course-
A little chilly to start in her biking shorts!
First two loops felt the best-
But the third loop gave her legs a test.
Spotted a girl with a pink shirt from the Kingdom Swim in Vermont -
Turns out her name is Sarah and she did the 25K jaunt!
Enjoyed thanking all the police and volunteers
STEB counted down her laps all while changing gears
She finally rolled into T2
Bunny ears and a pit stop then just a run to do
So glad to get to T2 - STUR took a small break-
But a 10KEH run was now at stake.
Donned the bunny ears and started the shuffle
Definitely feeling a lot of her muscles!
Got a record number of shout outs for the ears -
Made people happy and kept them going it appears!
One guy did shout "kill the rabbit" at STUR…
He meant no harm - just to a Bugs Bunny clip he did refer!
STEB has never done the Reston Triathlon run course with ease…
The changes this year made it even harder - oh jeez!!
For STEB there was definitely some walking involved
It's all forward motion – so problem solved!
She also saw the Kingdom Swimmer named Sarah
On the run course, gave STEB a boost as she ran towards her!
Finish selfie!

The three rabbits reunited at the finish line
Checked out their bling - medals are divine!
A little swim/bike/run is always fun!

The bunny love was definitely off the chart
As was all the race support!
As the Rabbits were packing up and heading out -
Some Team Rabbit fans gave them a shout!
For their "costumes" they said they deserved a prize:
Try this can of Busch Lite on for size!
Celebrated later with their free beers
It was all because of their ears!
Cheers!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sludge Rap

Saturday morning STUR and the Beast were back at their old haunt-
Chinquapin rec center for a long swimming jaunt.
Had to cut just a little bit short
They still got in a bit over 4000, so don't snort!
Saturday morning STEB also headed out to swim
For 7:55 practice at Providence REC for the win
Nice to be indoors on a chilly and rainy day!

It was pretty chilly and rainy outside
STEB had a back up plan for training - that's wise.
There she swam 2200 indoor yards
Then was back on the trainer in her garage!
After 15 miles on Trixie it was time for a short run
STUR embraced her treadmill - she thinks it's fun
Saturday afternoon she had a little deed to do
In the end she had a new Cannondale, too
Candy 2.0(?) hanging out with Trixie!

Then Saturday evening there was a Kona planning party at the Beast's-
These rabbits are all excited to say the least!
Some great ideas were tossed around-
Definitely going to a luau! How does that sound?
The Beast brought out her tiki from back in the day!
Of course their main goal is to cheer on KBun-
They hope to wear grass skirts and carry signs to make it more fun.
At the Beast's they had a  dessert trifle that was yummy
With an M-dot on it to celebrate a certain bunny
This was delicious!
It wouldn't be a rabbit gathering without some laughs
The YouTube videos and stories were a gas
RBug joined in the meeting by phone
It'll be fun when they're all together don't you know?
Sunday morning the rabbits had a plan
To do the Reston Tri practice swim, understand?
There are three bikes stuff in there!
STEB put three bikes in her car
The Beast and STUR followed. It wasn't too far
They took different routes to get to Audubon Lake
But ended up parked by each other for goodness sake
Ready to swim!
Half of the Rabbits donned a wet suit-
Apparently STEB forgot hers at home – oh shoot!
In the end they all made it in and out of the chilly water-
Lake left some brown sludge on them to their horror!!
Took a long "T1" with some snacks and rest -
Soon for the bike ride they were all dressed!
Nice flat water!
"No rabbit left behind" as the 4 rabbits made their way around the bike course -
That is the rule they did enforce!
STUR was relieved to find the course wasn't too hilly-
She was worried and now she feels silly!
No one left behind!
STUR headed out for a long run on Labor Day-
The Mt Vernon trail is where she would play!
She was definitely not alone out there-
More cyclists than runners- the trail they were trying to share!
She ran five to Fort Hunt for a bathroom break -
A beautiful day on the trail for goodness' sake!
Well?
What would Chrissie do if she saw a turtle on the path?
Make sure that it was out of harm’s way, natch!
Team Rabbit is always ready to help another critter!
Back to her car for another short rest -
Out and backs definitely are the best!
Jones Point Park is cool!
Next she went toward Jones Point Park-
Saw lots of boats but of course no sharks!
See - no sharks!
Finished up with a tally of 17.28 -
A little more than she biked yesterday- got it straight?
STEB started her Labor Day with a little 5k which is not too far
The Great American in Fairfax Corners sponsored by PRR
Ready to run!
Greg was there lending a hand as a course marshal
He just did the VA Beach RNR remix which wasn't dull!
Greg is a bad @$$!!
Got a shout out from the announcer when she crossed the finish line
And third in her age group meant $10 in PR bucks which is just fine!
CBun did a long run on her Reston trails
Even some off road which mean a little cue sheet fail.
At least it wasn't raining!

She might have gone off into the woods and mud
But on this day she did not end up covered with sludge!
She also spotted a little cutie playing fetch
In the lake they’d swam in the day before you want to bet?
Wonder if he was covered in sludge after?

In the end she wound up with 20 you don’t say?
Miles in the bank that is for a 50keh!
KBun got in a 100 mile ride
On her sweet tri bike she took it in stride!
The rabbits are now counting down the days till their trip
To Kona that is and they are pretty stoked about it!