Just a casual weeknight run with 200 other people…East Nasty running club sure is popular around here! I had heard their Wednesday night runs were the place to be, so yesterday I went to check it out.
We did a hilly 4.5-mile loop through the city, with some nice views at the top of each summit. (btw, I am still getting used to all the telephone poles around here (in DC the lines were underground). They butt into the sidewalks and into my photos!!!)The club’s run is so big that they even have pace groups with signs. I didn’t notice this until late in the run, and somehow wound up with a couple of the friendliest and fastest guys in the club. They casually kept the pace around 7:30 on the uphills and 7:15 on the downhills while I struggled to keep up! It was a good challenge.Afterwards, everyone hung out and sipped gatorade (in reusable cups – nice!)and then I tacked on a couple slower miles to shake the legs out.Definitely a cool experience and a very welcoming club. I hear there’s a Wednesday morning group, too, so might have to give that a try next week…
When I got home from my run, Anthony was spending time with his new girlfriend (Weber).He was in charge of dinner and whipped up this chili-rubbed fish + veggie quinoa creation from Eat, Live, Run.We cooked our fish (cod) on a cast-iron pizza pan, which got super hot and smoky atop the grill. We thought the recipe was pretty good — the only change we made was to add avocado to the salad later in the meal We also added wine and ice cream. YOLO.
- Do you own a grill? Favorite grill recipes?
- Biggest group you’ve ever run with, outside of a race?
- Does your city have above-ground or underground telephone lines? This is very important to know.