Good morning! If this sink on Setliff & 16th was working, I would have turned on the cold water and dunked my head right in. Unfortunately it appears to be out of order at the moment.Other than my street sink sighting, today’s views were pretty standard. I ran in circles around the track!The group’s workout today was 6×800. I went for a one-minute standing rest between each one, even though the prescribed rest was two minutes. Back when I had a coach, my 800 workouts always included a one-minute rest, so that’s what I’m sticking to! I’m willing to venture outside of my usual workouts to run with the group, but I’m not THAT brave. Other track fears of mine: hurdles. Pretty sure if I tried to jump over this I would never walk again.My times for the 800s: 3:17; 3:11; 3:11; 3:13; 3:14; 3:18. I almost went for a 7th rep, but could tell that I was wiped out by the 6th. Some days you’re the windshield, some days you’re the bug. (Anyone else remember that awesome 90s hit?!)
Rewinding to last night: As you might have seen on Instagram, my Monday was pretty exciting thanks to an event with the Nashville Food Bloggers!
Our destination: Americano, a recently opened tapas bar in Midtown. Love the rustic look of this restaurant. I could happily ditch the big-screen TVs, but I suppose if they showed The Bachelorette instead of sports I would watch them Anyways. The food! We started off with a number of Spanish-inspired small plates. Albondingas! Manchego cheese. Probably one of my top three favorite cheeses of all time (falling just behind sharp cheddar and mozzarella. Who doesn’t have a Top Three Favorite Cheeses list?) I don’t know if the manchego needed to be deep-fried… but I’m not complaining.The main event: paella. This brought back memories of when I was an au pair for a summer in Spain. All I need was a slice of tortilla and a glass of sangria and I’d be transported to the olden days.The best part about dining with bloggers: It’s perfectly acceptable to delay your meal by 15 minutes so everyone can snap photos of the food. I sat with Karen, Brita, Ashley, and Caitlin for most of the night. And that’s Beth smiling on the left! Good times. Thanks for having us, Americano!And that’s it for today. Stay cool out there!
- Top three favorite cheeses?!
- Favorite 90s song?
- What’s your rest/recovery strategy for 800s?