There's always room for another race!

There's always room for another race!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pre Turkey Rap

Friday night STEB went to the Wizards game
They played poorly but came back close - insane
The game flow looked like a crazy bike elevation profile
The could ride it and would not be in denial!
Is this a game flow chart or a bike elevation profile?

Saturday morning STUR hit up the Mt Vernon trail-
She wanted to get in her 10 miles without fail.
Ran 3 miles out to Chrissie Wellington road-
She started slow-she didn't want to implode.
Then headed 2 miles out under the Woodrow Wilson bridge-
Had some pain in her knee but didn't get discouraged.
STUR selfie on the run!

Finished her 10 and headed to Five Guys -
Just got a burger and skipped the fries.
Meanwhile STEB was spectating a powerlifting meet
All the folks were inspiring and it was really neat
Got to hang out with Barry for a bit
Bummed she forgot to take a selfie pic!
Sunday morning brought a short shake out run-
Then some burpees just for "fun"-
Sunday STEB was busy as can be
Starting with a 4 mile run you see
After she did a powerlifting squat workout...
Then headed over to see KBun without a doubt!

STUR and STEB were together at masters swim later -
They had fun with turkey relays at end - don't be a hater.
STEB thought it was great to see STUR at the swim practiceBut the 25 meter pool kicked her butt - that's a fact!

Monday, November 13, 2017

UVW Rap

Friday night meant Uke Club for some of the rabbits
STEB met up with the Beast, Mike, and others to practice their habit
The blue and yellow Daily Ukulele books were in use
Even if you don't have one you can share - no excuse!
Ready to uke around!
They played for nearly two hours straight
STEB still has sore fingertips for goodness sake
Saturday morning meant a brick of swim and run
It was also a tad chilly out but STEB had fun
It was a bit tough getting into to the swimming groove
But in the end it was the right move
Afterwards she ran an easy loop
Partly on single track and that's the scoop
STEB did not have to do much yielding!

For her run Saturday STUR got a bit of a late start-
She was helping her doggie Tessie before she did depart.
Arrived at Mt Vernon trail on a chilly day-
The parking lot was almost empty - no way!
Say no to the freeze!!

Parts of the trail looked like the frozen tundra-
How far to run was the conundrum!
The trail was eerily quiet for the weekend-
Not so many cyclists around each bend!
Scenic selfie!

Potomac river selfie at her 4 mile turnaround place-
She could take her time it wasn't a race.
After coffee with RBud that afternoon​
STEB tried to take a nap before having to zoom
Off to CapOne Arena for the Wizards game against the Hawks
The Wiz finished off nicely which of course rocks
STEB was behind the biggest Wizards fan
Selfie with a wizard? Sure why not, man!
This dude is AUsome!!

She also got pics of some cool arena stuff
Like a championship trophy among other things sure enough!
It's the 40th anniversary season of the year the Bullets (Wizards) won the NBA Championship!
And...The Opera isn't over 'till the fat lady sings!

Nice view of the banners!

Sunday morning STEB was back at the Tyson's Playground
Giving the powerlifting team workout another go'round
Another view of the 'playground'!

That afternoon she had more coffee plans
She met up with her 11th grade English teacher, understand?
They got caught up on many years
And reminisced about things from back in the days that might not have been clear...
Sunday STUR wanted to run some more -
Got in 4 miles in her neighborhood- score!
Next she and JRab had some plans:
Headed to watch the Vikings play the Redskins - yeah man!
Skol Vikings!

The two were happy with the game's outcome…
Hope Washington fans weren't too glum!?
#HTTR anyway!!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Battle and Power Rap

Saturday morning STUR did the Battlefield half marathon out in Winchester-
These races are always just for fun- no pressure!
The drive down was all in the dark-
Very easily found a place to park.
Got her number and was greeted with cannons from the civil war-
It's a cannon!

Out by the start line there were even more!
Cannons everywhere!

In fact the start was signaled by the firing of one of these-
Scared the "bejesus" out of STUR- oh geez!
Surprised to see elite runners were in attendance-
Watching them warm up with their amazing strides- almost transcendent.
Ready to roll!

Line up time- STUR still in her gloves and long sleeves-
Not long before the warm up would be achieved.
An out and back in a neighborhood started them off-
STUR's knee dictates run/ walk don't scoff!
Took time to appreciate the scenery! (Dammit!)

She was also surprised a good bit of the race was off road-
During this part she really slowed!
Otherwise the course was NOT so surprisingly hilly-
At least there were perfect running temps- just a tad chilly.
STUR had fun going back and forth with many other peeps-
Were there aid stations and friendly volunteers? Heaps!
The finish and start lines were in different spots-
Did STUR get some pizza and gummy bears? Lots!
Nice medal (and nice hat)!!

On Saturday STEB was a total lazy bones
She kind of slept in and did some chores at home
Took down Halloween then got a dent fixed
Right in the Home Depot parking lot - in a jiff!
She finally took out her sewing machine
Got it threaded and sewed up t-shirt pillows it would seem
It's much faster with a sewing machine!
Sunday morning, even with the clock change
STEB couldn't sleep in as usual... that's not strange
Then at 9am she had somewhere to be
It was Tyson's Playground and it was neat!
Yay for a new rig!

You see STEB had her first official powerlifting workout
And she practiced the bench press without a doubt
She surprised herself and also had a good time
And is looking forward to getting stronger down the line!
STEB has a little light reading to do...

Sunday afternoon she got together with Nanette
Did they have lunch and get caught up? You bet!
Always good to catch up!

After a relatively lazy Sunday - STUR popped up with the Beast for a swim -
There were many crowded lanes with swimmers to the brim!