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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A10 Orange Rap

Three rabbits and one rabbit daughter planned to jump from a plane at Skydive Orange -
STUR was there but to her the concept was foreign.
Excited to fly!!

After a shockingly quick tutorial the participants were suited up and ready to go!
HRab and daughter Catherine went up first while the rest waited for the show.
HRab is on the way down!

The two made it safely back down to earth -
Everyone was very excited- so much mirth!!
CBun and JRab were now sent up into the sky-
Both were so brave and did not ask “why?!”
There goes CBun!

Can you believe in just 20 minutes they’d be back on the ground-
Front and center to watch is where STUR could be found!
Saturday morning PBun was up at her normal time - early
Was she ready to tackle a long indoor bike session? Surely!
Some hard intervals in the first 90 minutes
The just Zone 2 all the way to the finish
It was a Pitch Perfect marathon from beginning to end
And of course her crew was along to cheer, understand?
Diego, wondering when PBun is going to be done!

That is when her cousin Stilt arrived from P-A
Next PBun got her brick run out of the way
A couple quick errands then they settled in
To see what happened in the Crimes of Grindelwald again
Dinner that night with the Goodmanator
Then it was early to bed - see you later!
KBun headed out in the afternoon for her bike ride
Trying to get it in before the night sky
Sunday was another early morning on tap
KBun arrived right on time and they left -- almost in a snap
Headed over to get STUR? You don't say!
Then the whole group was on their way!
STUR was pretty happy to be up at the crack on Sunday morning-
For a ride to the A10 race she would be scoring!
PBun, KBun, and Stilt came to pick her up -
Beautiful day for a race was their good luck!
Arrived there so fast her head was spinning-
Also got their numbers and hats quickly - winning!
These rabbits are ready to run!

STUR did two laps around the stadium pre-race -
Just getting more time on her feet - no worry of pace.
Post-race potty selfie!

Stop at Bobby’s Pottys as the race starts soon-
Ready to get this thing underway - singing a tune!
Rabbits are almost ready to roll!

PBun hopped off the course before mile one…
She hit up Bobby’s again – on the run
Re-entered the course from the same spot
Then continued on her way – because, why not?
Just up ahead she spotted the Juggler dressed as Forrest Gump
He really encompassed the character and then some!
Running Forrest and wearing a Bubba Gump Shrimp Company hat
Juggling with a ping pong paddle wearing an Alabama football jersey how about that?
She also noticed his jersey sported the number 44
Could it be because it was that anniversary of the Annapolis 10 miler?

For the spectators the bunny ears were a great topic of conversation -
Telling STUR they had seen another bunny up ahead seemed to be their obligation.
After crossing over the Naval Academy Bridge they turned right on Route 648
PBun noted that she lives off the same road – but in another state!
Saw Stilt and PBun running strong-
Toward the 7 mile marker she was moving along.
Once she finished she was so surprised to receive a medal!
The amount of swag you get is monumental!
The group reconvened just past the finish line
Happy finishers!

Got their premium finisher's jackets then it was selfie time!
It really was a lovely day for a race -
No heat or humidity, just hills in this case!
What an amazing view!
So lucky to be able to run from this venue (the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium)!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Moon Rabbit Rap

Saturday morning PBun had a ride on tap
But it was a recovery week so it was shorter how about that?
Decided to take Trixie over to the W&OD rail trail
Where she also wanted to test out the new wheels
Trixie got new handlebar tape, too!

Did some intervals on the way out
Turned around just past Smith's Switch Station without a doubt
The bike turnaround!

More times than she could count she said, "on your left"
But that was no reason to kvetch!
After she finished she laced up to run
That's when she saw Joe and Mike,  son of a gun!
The run turnaround!

Got another invite for Sunday masters swim practice
So PBun will take him up on the offer if you had to guess!
JRab and STUR were the first to arrive in the mitten...
To relax and have a good  dinner was the decision!
After a good night’s sleep, they were ready for the day...
Three more rabbits coming into town? No way!
After a family visit they headed down to the lake-
Initially STUR and JRab went to the wrong place for goodness sake!
Look at that lovely water!
What a great rabbit  crew!

Finally found packet pick up and the crew was reunited-
The lake looked and felt wonderful - they were delighted!
Next up a great dinner at an Italian place-
Did one of the rabbits EAT rabbit? What  a disgrace!! 🤪
Early morning coming - time to Swim to the Moon!
They better get to bed very very soon!
Sunday morning PBun went out for a run
Only 50 minutes with 10 minutes at marathon pace - what fun!
Made it back home with plenty of time
To get ready for JCCNV masters - all right
Got in a nice workout with lots of fast 100s
Happy to keep up with the swimmer in front of hers bubbles
Afterwards did a smidge of work in her yard
But then decided to get out of the heat, that decision wasn't hard!
Next day CBun and STUR met at the race site in the dark-
Feeling grateful they won’t see one single shark!
Time to line up for the one at a time start -
Each swimmer was about one second apart!
Strong, steady and no dawdling was the mantra -
Since there’s no magic to get across the lake - no abracadabra
Two aid stations, a bridge, and a tunnel later...
STUR was on the beach - no signs of an alligator!
Time to swim back the same way she came -
So glad there ended up being no rain!
For STUR the last mile was long - her brain was sore...
Especially since she is thinking about swimming some more!
STUR popped out of the water – a 10K CHECK
Now swim another 1.2 miles you say?! What the heck?!
She dolphin dived back in - swimming by herself –
Although with a lot of paddle boarders - there was a wealth!
Finally reached the turnaround buoy...
A couple of those SUPers weren’t too helpful about its location - phooey!!
She was so, so ready to be done
So she could enjoy the post-race fun!
Photo courtesy of greg sadler photography

BLUR was having THE most fun swimming in the lake
Look at that smile, it just takes the cake! 
Overhead medal shot - it's tradition!

Grabbed TWO medals and a cool towel –
There was CBun who had finished long ago – WOW!
This race was epic!

BLUR and HRab were waiting on the beach too –
It was a successful day for the rabbit crew!!
The 1.2 mile participants agreed their course was a bit long –
Doesn’t really matter as they all finished strong!
Happy finishers!

Cleaned up and celebrated at an Irish pub –
All rabbits feeling water logged – blub, blub, blub!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Bikes and Barbells Rap

PBun hit the road at 4am, what a thrill…
Picked up KBun and they headed to Walkersville!
They were psyched for the Tour de Frederick…
And best of all the weather was perfect!
KBun kept singing the Bob Marley song, “One Love.”
Perhaps it was because she only had one glove?
KBun and PBun - ready to roll!
The century group rolled out at 6:30
They started towards the back - no hurry
A really pretty church!

Covered bridge #1

They made sure to hit up every aid stop
Covered bridges, fire stations, a church, and a random yard, what?
Inside the Vigilant Hose Company in Emmitsburg, MD!

Covered bridge #2

At each, PB&J was always on tap
And Bruster's ice cream was at the last, how about that?
How far would YOU bike for Bruster's ice cream?
PBun biked 91.55 miles for it!
Two locations had fabulous watermelon
They wanted to just stay and eat – it was heaven!
Watermelon is a bikers heaven!
Covered bridge #3

KBun playing in the flowers of sun!

Rolled back in but weren't quite done
Because they both had to go on a transition run!
They did it!

Finally they were ready to head back home
Thankfully there wasn't any traffic don't you know
CBun and STUR did a last long Reston Saturday swim-
It’s almost time for Swim to the Moon – they are all IN!
Sunday morning PBun went on her long run, all easy pace
Sunday run view: pretty creek

Sunday run view: runderpass(?)

Afterwards was the best part, she went to the massage place!!
Around the house she managed to get a few random things taken care of
And her mailman will probably be happy about one of them
Once again STUR is swimming on Sunday morn –
The air was cool but the water was warm!
STUR with the other Barbell Babes!

Next at the CrossFit box she attended "Barbells, Babes, and Brunch" –
The workout was fun, no worries about a time crunch!
It was a nice group with lots of yummy grub to eat –
Sitting on the gym floor eating – what a treat!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Cracktastic Rap

On Saturday STUR AND CBun met up at Lake Newport Pool -
The water was nice but not too cool!
Saturday morning early, well before the crack
PBun hit the road for the Culpeper Metric – that’s not whack!
Arrived timely and was chatting with the folks in the next vehicle
Almost missed the start of her ride and forgot to start the workout – no bull!
Decided to stop at the first aid station –
Mile 8 where a port a potty was waitin’
There sue cued up her programmed workout
Was there three rounds of power intervals? Yep – without a doubt!
At the second aid station near the top of Etlan Road
Ran into a familiar face – Hampton from L4 practice, don’t you know?
When she got going she must not have been clipped in properly
Because her left foot popped out of the pedal you see!
She thought she was going to have to put a foot down and walk
But managed to get to the top and clip in – she did not have to stop!
Flying down the Etlan switchbacks in revers is quite a treat
They on past the ‘scary rest stop’ but didn’t have to stop there – sweet!
A nice stretch here to do one of her power intervals
And a recovery past the next aid station and Old Rag views, for sure
Happy to see the turn around and know that less than an Oly distance was left
Then hit the aid station this time – so she was not bereft!
There she caught up with Hampton again and met his friends
He’d done a couple of Ironman races with them!
Made a turn and knew the final aid station was six tenths of a mile ahead and
She SWEARS this is the longest six tenths of a mile EVER, understand?
The last of the ride was fairly smooth –
Seems to be a net downhill here, she was in a groove
A support motorcycle caught up to her in the last two miles
The guy on the back interviewed her briefly so she made sure to smile!
Rolled back into Mountain Run Lake Park...
Picked up her nifty finishers bottle opener, then headed straight to her car
Next it was over to the party for some watermelon and BBQ
Then hit the road so she could cruise by Moo Thru!
Moo Thru was pretty yummy! PBun wants to go back for a visi!

Once she arrived back at home
Had another hour to do on the trainer – no joke!
Oh, Meowser!!!
PBun calls this Spinnertainment!

Knocked that out then went for her transition run brick
But only 20 minutes was required, it went by pretty quick!
Meanwhile, KBun got in a long ride as well…
Just 65 rolling miles in on Route 301 – twas a thrill
This also included three good hill climbs
After, she might have been ready for bedtime!
The next morning KBun went on another ride
This time for two hours – she took it in stride!
Followed this up with an eight mile brick run
A little warm out there, but she got it done!
It would seem more swimming would greet some rabbits on Sunday -
CBun and STUR planned on another 100 100’s – no way!
It’s ‘FABBA Day’ so they figured why not?
BLUR also came and gave it all she’s got!
STUR decided to swim a different set than usual –
So 12 x broken 800’s plus 400 kept her motivated – beautiful!
All the rabbits finished strong and with a smile –
Thinking about the upcoming Swim to the Moon all the while.
Sunday morning, PBun had a long run to do
An hour and ten minutes that included six at marathon pace, too!
Explored a bit more outside of her own ‘hood
And knocked out her repeat, just the way she should
After she finished she literally had no time to waste
To get to Annandale Swim for Masters practice for Heavens sake
It was nice to swim with her original Masters friends
And she’s been invited to go back again!
Always nice to swim at Annandale Swim & Tennis!

That afternoon some rabbits gathered at Wolf Trap National Park for thePerforming Arts
It was nearly FABBA time – they could not wait for it to start!
It was really warm waiting to get into the join!

They waited in the hot sun for “hours” to get a seat –
Once they did there were no obstructions, which was pretty neat!
Team Rabbit digs FABBA's costumes!

One guy had on a shirt that wasn’t quite long enough -
They were just glad they couldn’t see all his cracktastic “stuff”
Rabbits, happy with their view!

So glad that FABBA sang Waterloo in English this time –
Maybe they had heard the Rabbits complaints in another rhyme!?
FABBA, rocking replica 1974 Waterloo video costumes

Of course, they sang some of SOS in Swedish
But STUR and PBun sang along with the words in English!
FABBA was fabulous, of course!

It was agreed it was a wonderful show
Happy to go back to see them every year, don’t you know?
It's always nice under the stars!