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Monday, July 8, 2019

A Birthday Rap

Running Bug flew in on Wednesday afternoon
Of course PBun was over the moon!
Dinner out three nights in a row?
And the 4th night at D1's house don't you know
PBun was lucky to get Friday of work
So crack swimming then a movie was definitely a perk
Fried rice is so delish!

PBun, happy to celebrate her birthday with the Goodmanator and RBug!

On Friday CBun and STUR had planned a bit of an adventure -
Drive to Pennsylvania arriving at midnight? Sure!!
They were in town for the River Day swim fest-
So must get to bed to be at their best.
Arriving at the race site it was clear that the Schuylkill river’s current was cranking-
On their strong swimming skillz the pair would be banking.
Here the river looks so calm!

Small group gathered to tackle the 5KEH
Got the swim going without delay!
The 3 loop swim started 300 meters upstream-
After a turn of the buoys it’s an 800 meter downstream dream!
STUR and PBun finished this race after working very hard-
Since that current seemed to constantly bombard!

STUR about to finish the 5k!

STUR is done with the 5k!

CBun about to finish the 5k!

STUR hopped in again to complete just one loop-
Sliced her foot on a rock while trying to join up with the group.
Found CBun after and they reconvened to do a half a mile
Gettin’ r done despite the conditions- Team Rabbit style!
The pair was brown from the river but never you mind-
A Chick-fil-A was their mission to find!
Got it and quickly hit the road-
The trip was less than 24 hrs all told.
Saturday meant PBun had a killer spin session
Followed by a short brick run for the win
Diego was checking out all of PBun's nutrition!

Running Bug ran on the 'Einstein 10k' course
With her old running buddy of the same name with no remorse
Next up they worked very, very hard
Cleaning up outside in PBun's yard
Running Bug left for home on Sunday morning
Then PBun did her long run with a 5k race in the middle - it was a smidge warm
PBun close to finishing the Freedom 5k!

Later that day a bunch of rabbits got together
At Los Toltecas for a Rabbit Birthday dinner!
This sangria was MUCH smaller!

MRab liked his margaritas!

PBun was happy to celebrate with rabbit friends!

On Wednesday morning, K and PBuns met up at DCA
Headed for ATL and the 50th Anniversary Peachtree 10k
And they're off! Almost...

Easily navigated the MARTA system
The MARTA system was pretty easy to navigate!

Packet pickup -- check! They were off again!
It wasn't hard to find the expo...

Running through the decades was pretty cool!

PGoodz met them at his normal station
It was time for a late lunch and to run a few errands
Next morning they were up at a somewhat reasonable hour
To get to the race start between PGoodz and MARTA
Got to enjoy the pre race festivities
That included a double flyover of three F16s!
Rabbits, excited to run!

While they waited for their corral to hit the start line
Saw the winner's interview -- he broke the course record for a nice bonus, which is pretty fine!
Broke the course record in 27:01 and the fastest 10K on American soil!

The first part of the course is mostly going down
Then you hit cardiac hill - but don't frown!
There's lots of crowd support to cheer you on
And the rest, while it goes uphill, isn't horribly wrong
PBun got to see five of the Original 110
PBun was excited to see 5 of the originals!

And even got a selfie with one of them!
The members of the original 110 running were so amazing!

In the last mile PBun spotted the place where PGoodz works
Hopped off course to get a selfie for a perk!
PBun was happy to pass by where PGoodz works!

Once you make the final turn towards the finish line
The course goes gradually down and the post-race area is quite organized!
PBun caught up with KBun at the link up area
Did they arranged to meet at 'B for bunny'? Oh yeah!
Happy finishers!

It was pretty neat to be part of the world's largest 10k race
With 60,000 of their closest friends in this case!
A short walk, a shuttle bus, and a train ride to meet PGoodz again
Then KBun went out to run four more miles in the code red sun!
This was the yellow caution during the race, it changed to red after KBun and PBun finished.

For lunch they hit up a long standing local fav, natch...
The Varsity for dogs and fries - "What'll Ya Have?"
Everyone had a hot dog!
Next up was a visit to the World of Coca-Cola museum
So much Coke memorabilia!!

Where free samples and other tastings were available what fun!
Free(!!) mini (7.5 ounce) Cokes!

There might have been a short video that required tissues
Wish they'd been handed out with those Coke samples!
Walking there they passed Centennial Olympic Park, which was neat
But it was closed off for the Independence Day festivities
It was nice to see the park, even if they couldn't get inside!

Then that night it was the Phillies v Braves
That ended with a  pretty nice music and fireworks display
Entering SunTrust Park!

Before the game there were more Independence Day celebrations
Another F16 flyover and 13 men in original Americal Revolution uniforms!
The pre-game festivities were really cool.

Getting to the car and out of the garage was a bit interesting
But they did make it back home again
It was a good and full day celebrating America's Birthday
And would the race be worth doing again? Yes way!
Waffle House is always a good idea!

Friday was a late breakfast of Waffle House
Followed by a trip to Zoo Atlanta no doubt
They agreed that the Sumatran tiger and baby orangutan put on the best show
This Sumatran Tiger was amazingly close!

But the twin female pandas were awfully cute don't you know?
This older male panda was pretty entertaining!

These young female pandas were so cute!

Hit up an antique shop and a crazy book shop
Where PBun picked up a 45 for her juke box!
Had a yummy dinner at a pretty authentic Mexican restaurant
Before KBun had to head on her trip back
Saturday afternoon was PBun's turn to leave
Was PGoodz was a good host? Why yes, indeed!!
PBun was happy to see little Luna again
And even KBun got to be her friend!
Rabbits love Luna!

KBun and PBun ran over this bridge during the race! (What race?)

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