There's always room for another race!
That's a horrible idea... What time?!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Einstein Rap

Saturday morning STUR headed right over to the CrossFit box-
Time for the last workout of the open-don’t be shocked!
Workout 19.5 had a 20 min time cap- very long!
105 each of thrusters and jumping pull ups- she’d have to stay strong.
The scene of the thrusters!

She did it! She finished in under twenty
Will she have DOMS? She thinks a-plenty.
Another CrossFit Open for STUR is in the books!

Saturday morning PBun was ready for a brick
An hour 55 on the bike trainer but she didn't get sick
Spinning with the cat!

She got it done and it went well
A 20 minute run was next - that's swell!
The weather was fab so she ran outside
The first 10 easy;  the second at marathon stride
That afternoon she took her kitties to the vet
Just an annual checkup no need to fret
Next, Stilt rolled in to town
The Wizards versus the Heat was going down!
Edie from high school joined in
A quick bite at Panera before the night would begin
Meet up with old classmates Stephen and Bill
To carpool downtown if you will!
Snagged some Bradley Beal socks when they arrived
And got to their seats in plenty of time
After the pregame festivities...
Ball tip - this game is underway!
Before too long the crowd gave a roar
Dwayne Wade was about to go on the court
DWade can still shoot!

As he winds down his great career
Even the home crowd gave him cheers
Unfortunately the Wizards lost but the night was not over
They were lucky to get a photo op with the 1977-78 NBA championship trophy!!

So exciting to see THE trophy!

TJ '82 - reunited!

They could look, but must not touch
Cleaning all those fingerprints would be too much!
Sunday morning PBun and Stilt met up with STUR
Was it time for the Einstein 10k run? Yes sir!
Einstein selfie? It's tradition!

Stilt and PBun did steps on either end
In two weeks Stilt will be back again!
Almost done!

On Sunday STUR was happy to have fun run company-
Beautiful day to be on the national mall they would all agree.
This is SUCH a great way to see some monuments!

Afterwards PBun cooked an awesome meal-
After a run - pancakes and potatoes were ideal!
RBug was successful at the Probility Ann Arbor Half Marathon
And this was Chris's first - son of a gun!
Congrats, you two!
It was a perfect weather running day
Chris is psyched for his next race - you don't say?
In Rock Creek Park BLUR had a fun and successful outdoor bike ride-
A beautiful day and car free roads it did provide.
Outdoor rides rock! 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Blue Rap

On Friday at the crack three rabbits met up at the airport: DCA
KBun, CBun, and STUR going to the Pistol Ultra to play
These rabbits are ready to roll!

While chatting away, over the loud speaker KBun heard her name...
These silly rabbits were not in the right place - what a shame!
They were supposed to be on a shuttle located downstairs-
They made it in time but goodness what a scare!
After making it to Alcoa-first things first-
Pancakes at IHOP to give them a burst!
They headed up to the Smokey Mountain range to Cade’s Cove-
On twisty curvy roads they did rove.
For CBun this happened to be a very special spot-
It’s where her grandparents decided to tie the knot!
KBun is happy to be in a new church!

Toured around and went to a cute church or two-
Really enjoyed the 11 mile drive through!
Next up was packet pick up at the Alcoa High School-
A cow was there to great us - very cool!
Cows are cool!

Udderly hilarious!

Briefly attended the pre race meeting-
But the rabbits were just thinking about eating!
All checked in and ready to run!

Headed to Olive Garden and beat the crowd
They needed to carb load for crying out loud!
Time for bed as they had a little race in the morn-
Soon bunny ears and running shoes they will adorn.
PBun was a little nervous to start the day
To start her powerlifting weekend she would need to be weighed
She needn't worry as she came in under by nearly a pound -
And is down a weight class from a year ago so no need to frown
Friday night was the strict curl event
Butt and back against the board before you begin
Friday night lifting buddies!

Don’t let them move away or the lift is no good
Two out of three -- she did what she could!
On Saturday morning, the running rabbits were up
Stoked to go for a run? No duh!
Being super close to the race site was such a win -
Arrived just in time for the race to begin!
STUR and CBun were the first to go in the 50k
KBUN had 5 minutes until she was on her way.
The course was on a beautiful winding greenway-
Plenty of opportunity to see all the runners - yay!
One loop was 10.33 miles exactly on the nose -
A very well organized race- it really shows!
STUR took it easy and stopped to pet EVERY dog she saw-
So much praise for the bunny ears- oh pshaw!
The aid stations were so much fun- rocking the Saint Patrick’s Day theme - 
Chick-fil-A nuggets at one stop? It wasn’t a dream!
Tons and tons of people running out and back-
If you felt lonely ever that would really be whack!!
STUR was so happy to see CBun and KBun at regular intervals
"Bang, bang rabbit" was their cry, it was never dull!
STUR made it around all three loops -
She was pretty psyched - let's raise the roof!
CBun was waiting for her in the cafeteria -
She had gotten a PR - so superior!!!
They grabbed some yummy pizza and cupcakes-
They were super happy to take a break!
Pizza is always a good idea.
And cupcakes!

Showers and Chick-fil-A was the next mission:
As a post race food it is often a tradition.
But no time to waste as they had to head back to the race site -
KBun needed rabbit support running through the night.
Got there just in time to see her breeze by the 50 mile mark -
She looked strong and on the last loop she will now embark.
CBun and STUR drove out to a spot on the greenway
Could see her twice - you don’t say?!!!
They skedaddled back to the amazing finish line -
The DJ played such fun music - it was divine!
Here comes the pink bunny ears !!
Everyone there was giving KBun so many cheers!!
Here comes the KBun!

She did it! She did it! All 100KEH!!
And she got first in her age group! NO WAY!!!
What super-cool podium pistol bling!

Not much time to chat and recover -
They had to get up early for a flight- shudder!
Smooth traveling this time back home-
There’ll be just one more line for this part of the poem.
All three rabbits got their first race in Tennessee -
They all were successful, nobody was BLUE - whee!!!!!
Saturday morning was the powerlifting meet
Squat, bench press, the deadlift – she was ready to compete
PBun would actually lift on the BLUE platform
In heat two - would she be ready to perform?
There were four heats total, three of which were women
For only the second time ever for meet director more ladies then men!
Warm ups were in the barbell club room
Where the plates were in KG – which would spell doom!
Look! It's THE blue platform!
But...lifting KG plats is pretty bad @$$!

Barbell math is hard enough in pounds
For this, a KG to LB conversion chart could be found
PBun was in the group with Laura, Alex, and Julie Three of her PL teammates you see
PBun with her fellow #BeltlessBs

Should have taken a selfie with Barry who was there to get a rope
PBun and Laura had just been talking about him - no joke! 
In the end, PBun went 3 for 3 on all three lifts
And achieved PRs across the board which was pretty slick
Watching all the competitors lift was pretty darned inspiring
Even when the bar crashed off the gray platform – oh my!
From ages 7 to 79 years young
Including a mother-son-grandmother group, son of a gun!
The Team recap of attempts was 103 of 111
This  is 93% successful – lots of PRs and lots of fun
The Tysons Powerlifting team rocks!

Sunday afternoon PBun finally met up with Nanette
Movie followed by coffee to celebrate her birthday, no sweat! 
So great to finally catch up with NanWa!

Saw the 80th Anniversary of Gone With the Wind
Including the built in Intermission
Frankly, my dear, the intermission could have been a smidge longer!

Carmen and Diego celebrated Saint Catrick’s Day
Which was the day after their 6th birthday!
Playing with beads is the most fun!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Red Rap

It was the second Friday night of the month,  what does that mean?
Why ukulele club at Beverly Hills UMC for PBun and The Beast
PBun and the Beast, ready to uke around!

Small group this go around but it was good
Two hours to play a lot of songs, understood?
PBun was happy about her bike effort!

Saturday morning PBun had a solid training day
An hour 50 bike stamina session and 20 minute run - yay!
PBun was given a glass of water - in a cute bunny glass!

Afterwards she had a meetup with a few old friends
Lunch and mimosas that came in a bucket that was red!
The mimosas were pretty yummy!

A rabbit group of four was at the Wahoo KICKR class
At Green Lizard Cycling in Herdon to become bad @$$
Followed the class up with a 3 mile time trial
It was hard but in the end they had to smile
CBun, The Beast, BLUR and MRab
Were the rabbits representing - how fab!
Saturday night STUR had some visitors come in late-
Her brother Andy and Jeff flew into national- great!
To bed early as they were going to lose an hour-
Avoiding a mood in the morning that was sour.
Picked up BLUR and it was still pretty dark-
Arrived Haines Point and very very easily found a place to park.
Small race with a start of 5, 4, 3, 2 , 1 GO
Still drizzly and chilly don’t you know.
The double out and back course was very runner friendly
The whole group could say “hi” many times going by in a frenzy.
At the end of the 5k BLUR had a nice surprise waiting around the bend-
Hubby David came to cheer her on to the end!
Happy finishers with David!

Andy and Jeff had a great race and finished strong -
STUR was happy to get first in her age group- is that wrong?
Kickin' @$$!

Way to go, STUR!

Sunday morning was PBun's last group powerlifting workout before her meet
She had solid lifts and good squat depth  - neat!
Excited to squat using the 45 pound plates
First time ever for that - so great!
PBun was excited to use the 45s to squat!

That afternoon she and her son took a drive
To have lunch and a visit with extended family, no jive!
Sunday afternoon STUR and her group headed over to the National Cathedral
So lovely!

To hear an organ recital - loud and impressive y’all!!
And it sounded fantastic!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Two Rap

Saturday morning STUR slept in to get ready for CrossFit Open 19.2 -
Exact same workout from three years ago it’s true!
This time STUR got a real nice treat -
PBun decided to come cheer and support - sweet!
Cheering at the Open is the most fun!

In 2016 STUR and PBun did this workout at the same time -
Even back then it was certainly part of a rhyme.
STUR was relieved to clean that 75# bar
And she thought she couldn’t do it, how bizarre!
STUR cleaning that bar!

Skedaddled home to gather up her one and only dog
Went to Fort Hunt with Lazlo for a long walk/jog!
PBun also was able to sleep in
After coffee with Diego, a walk with Riley for the win
Had fun cheering on STUR at the Open
Would she get a PR? She was hopin'!
Judge Megan was there to count for STUR
It was fantastic - of that you can be sure!
Judge Megan and STUR

Once back home it was time to get her strong on
It was squat day - is that wrong?
After a short recovery it was workout part two
A short spin-run brick is what she got to do
Sunday morning it was back at the Playground
Group powerlifting session was going down
In a regular routine with teammates Alex and Laura
They're all doing well at sharing the bars
Bench, squat, and deadlifts were again on tap
Started rough but got better as a matter of fact
Belt squat 200#? Yes!

The coach's mom is always an inspiration
She just took up powerlifting last year - son of a gun!
Marlene rockin a fun t-shirt!

Back home she hopped on her treadmill for a run
Then a nap before the Wizards game, she got it done
It was unusual but on Sunday STUR didn’t have a run plan-
She went to the Mt Vernon trail to  do all she can.
She made 8 miles then 3 more with Lazlo-
It was all good because it was steady and slow.
STUR wanted some extra laps so she got to the pool early...
It was super crowded but she wasn’t surly.
Got in a solid two miles with the masters peeps
Were there lots of sets? Heaps!
PBun got to cheer on the Wizards to a win
It's always nice to see them in person!