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track + tapas

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.0714150647Other than my street sink sighting, today’s views were pretty standard. I ran in circles around the track!0714150639aThe 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.0714150639My 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!
americano tapas restaurant in nashville with the nashville food bloggers
Our destination: Americano, a recently opened tapas bar in Midtown. americano tapas restaurant in nashville with the nashville food bloggersLove 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 :)americano tapas restaurant in nashville with the nashville food bloggersAnyways. The food! We started off with a number of Spanish-inspired small plates. Albondingas! americano tapas restaurant in nashville with the nashville food bloggersManchego 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.americano tapas restaurant in nashville with the nashville food bloggersThe 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.americano tapas restaurant in nashville with the nashville food bloggersThe 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 KarenBrita, Ashley, and Caitlin for most of the night. And that’s Beth smiling on the left! Good times. Thanks for having us, Americano!americano tapas restaurant in nashville with the nashville food bloggersAnd that’s it for today. Stay cool out there!

  • Top three favorite cheeses?!
  • Favorite 90s song?
  • What’s your rest/recovery strategy for 800s?

8 thoughts on “track + tapas

  1. Americano looks great!!
    We ran 800’s this morning with a 1:30 rest in between.
    Sometimes I’ll do a 400m recovery jog between sets if I’m really pushing pace.

  2. Sorry that we didn’t get a chance to talk more! The food and company were so great. Can’t wait to go back again and try even more of the menu.

  3. All that food looks amazing! Top 3 cheeses: mozzarella, Mexican blend shredded cheese, and cheddar.

    I’ve done the Yasso 800s with an equal time recovery jogging as how long the rep took and I’ve also done the 1 minute standing rest :)