It was time for the Indy Mini Marathon to go down!!
Pre-flight they snacked on some Five Guys fries -
With these rabbits that should be no surprise!
Both Rabbits had a small TSA mishap-
No peanut butter or toothpaste allowed? Perhaps..
Flight into town was super easy-peasy -
Even though the day was rather breezy!
Met up with Jeff, Andy, and Mark for lunch -
For the upcoming race they were an excited bunch!
All headed over to the race expo…
Small stop at the solutions desk don't you know!
Got all their stuff sorted out and off they went -
A rest in the hotel room was heaven sent!
Next up it was definitely time for dinner -
"Carbs on the farm" at Traders Point Creamery was certainly a winner!
After dinner they visited with the resident cows
|Cows are so cute!|
Then they all modeled their free chocolate milk- wow!
|Indy Mini runners rocking their chocolate milk!|
During the night both rabbits were awakened by a mighty shake -
Their hotel the Crowne Plaza used to be a train station for goodness sake!
Seems trains still run very close by -
Good thing they were warned about this oh-my!!
Saturday morning started for PBun at the crack
Coffee outside with her pup as a matter of fact
Then she headed over to the pool at Audrey Moore
For 50 minutes of masters swim and not a minute more
|The calm before the swim storm!|
Next up she had a pre race brick
Including transition practice, tried to make those quick
|Candy 2.0 needed to do at least one race!|
A 10 minute bike and a 5 minute run
She was happy to get it done
|Let's go run a half marathon this morning!|
In the morning STUR and KBun met the gang for a walk to the race start -
Grabbed an extra Gatorade before they depart.
STUR and KBun had to head to the 5KEH banner-
Later it was going to be sunny-they would probably get tanner
|The rabbits are ready to run!|
After negotiating all the walkers- the rabbits were finally free-
They ran at a reasonable pace- whee!
Followed the signs for the Mega Mini Challenge -
Finally in the half marathon corral with lots of grins!
The first part zips along some of the neighborhoods of Indianapolis-
To the "Cow Bell Lady" STUR blew a kiss!
Huge crowds line Main Street before you enter the speedway-
They'd be running inside for a 2.5 mile stay!
|Ready to hit up the speedway!|
At 8 miles total, the runners encounter the ‘yard of bricks’ -
|Where have we seen this picture before?|
KBun even got down low to give them a kiss!
|KBun got down to kiss the 'yard of bricks'!|
STUR was happy it was the final stretch -
Getting hot - lots of Gatorade to fetch!
Finished and wandered through the post race party to get her bling-
Three medals for the day made her sing!
|Is it hard to stand up straight with all that bling?!|
Here comes KBun and she got her bling too-
Six medals all together- it's true!
|All the cool bling - fun stuff on both sides!|
Meanwhile, for PBun next up was a quick lift workout
Some light bench presses without a doubt
Then she was off to meet BLUR at Cub Run Rec
Packet pick up and bike course preview? Check!
|Packet pickup, check!|
They are in the same row but on opposite sides
And an uphill bike start would be taken in stride.
|They will see YOU tomorrow, finish line!|
PBun hopped away to head over to Sport Fair
New goggles and got the Team Rabbit suit and that's all. Swear!
|Yes, it's the 'official' suit of Team Rabbit!|
A quick catch up chat with i*g2
Then PBun headed home to relax, it’s true!
Later KBun really wanted to get a ride on a bike-
This one was pretty much stationary - psych!
|KBun can't get enough of the bike!|
Showers and naps were next on the agenda-
Cause they were stinky and sweaty- duh!!
|Team Rabbit rocking their bling haul!|
Hopped up and took a nice recovery walk around -
The day’s total was 21 miles – how does that sound?
Dinner was at a familiar place for STUR’s Indy travels:
Some Bazbeaux Pizza before they unravel!
|Pizza is always a good thing!|
KBun and STUR actually shared a beer-
It was called 5 Rabbits – so cheers!
Went for one more cocktail at the Yard House-
Andy and Jeff had a super early flight - don't grouse!!!
In the morning it was time for the two rabbits shuttle-
Through their post-race tiredness they would have to muddle.
Sunday morning PBun, BLUR and David were all up well before the crack
The Westfields Sprint Tri is the reason why - it’s not whack!
They all met up at the venue in transition
Back at Cub Run Rec where setting up was their mission
|The rabbits are ready to tri!|
There might have been a Candy reunion
With the Original and 2.0 it was of course fun!
|THE Candy reunion (post race, but...)|
REV3 has these cool bike rack boxes
Put the back wheel in and the bike stands free, which rocks
|These bike rack stands and cubbies are pretty sweet!|
PBun help BLUR with her area and it looked fine
Only one shoe change to get done this time!
|BLURs first transition area!|
Ran into Joe from the ‘kickASTtri’
It was good to see a familiar face and say "hi!"
|Looking forward to the kickASTtri again this summer!|
Trusty Sherpa David went to get it - it wasn't too far!
Everyone funneled up to the pool
Line up by predicted 100 yard time, that's cool.
The lead off swimmer had a crazy smooth stroke
Didn't even look like he was moving fast but was, no joke!
PBun got a high five and a thanks for being here before jumping in
PBun was excited and ready to swim!
She seeded herself in just the right place
Passed one guy then was passed once by a gal in this case
Short run out to transition and pushed the wrong watch button
Got it corrected and only lost 9 transition seconds
T1 went smooth enough she thought
Getting mounted going uphill? Maybe not!
She stayed upright and went on her way -
Two loops around traffic free roads? Yes way!
Saw BLUR finishing her first loop as she was finishing her last
She looked strong and reported she made the T1 hill her b!tch - natch!
Then PBun cruised on in to T2…
Time to put on her bunny ears and running shoes!
Wasn't worried about what pace to hold
But hoped to run as much as possible truth be told
Took a walk break at the water stop at mile 2
And again at final turn around, and pushed on through
The rabbit ears got a lot of love which is always fine,
And even got a shout out at the finish line!
|Met up with Joe again at the finish!|
A guy came up after to thank her and said they kept him moving along
As those who've seen the ears on courses before know that isn't wrong!
Before long BLUR came running in
She finished her very first triathlon for the WIN!!
|She did it!!!!!|
Happy rabbit finishers giving two ears up
BLUR, are you are a triathlete now? Yup!
Photo credit: Al!
Did she meet them? Yes way!
Post race celebratory brunch with Al at the Blue Iguana
Tacos and pancakes? Yes but no pizza.
|At the Blue Iguana!|
Got that later with her friend NanWa and fam...
And Duck Donuts for dessert? Oh man!
|Duck Donuts are the bomb!|