Hello! How’s your weekend going? We’ve got a bit of rain here but haven’t let it stop us. Get ready for a very long blog post. Starting with Saturday’s run!I was going to meet up with the PR Bandits, but their starting point for the group run this week was a 40-minute drive from our house. So Katie, Lizzie, Anthony, and I met up for a run closer to home instead. We ran about eight miles together and then Lizzie and I journeyed on for more while Anthony and Katie turned back. Despite some thunder during miles 8-15, the rain held off!Lizzie and I chatted away as we jogged along through Shelby Park. We felt pretty good but were nervous about the last two miles when we had to run up the Riverside Dr. hill, aka “The Nasty.” So steep. BUT we did it. And then we were greeted by this fabulous street couch at the top of it all. Seventeen miles, done. We went Garmin-less so I’ll never know what our actual pace was. It felt fast, though!
After the run and a short rest, it was time for WINGS.Despite a bit of rain, the Music City Hot Wings Festival was still fired up and in full swing. This year the event was held along the riverfront. New location and a lot more attendees than last year!We sampled wings from just about every single one of the 15+ competitors. It was a daunting task but we were up for the challenge.One of my favorites was the “Nashville Hot Chicken” wing from Pleasant View Village Diner. Hot, but not deadly hot.We also sampled a few not-quite-as-tasty wings, like the ones from Pizza Hut’s “Wing Street.” Um, no. Ha.
In my opinion, the thousands of wings we ate for the first couple hours were just a warm-up for NWO, though. I’m obsessed with these wing makers.Not surprisingly, the NWO wings were the best wings we tried — and given the length of the line of people from their tent, it’s safe to say that everyone else at the festival thought so, too. (Though Wildhorse Saloon somehow took first place. I demand a re-taste 😉 !) We loved winging out at the MC Hot Wing Festival again. Thanks to the Hot Wing team for having us! After the festival we were a bit soggy and our mouths were on fire. Not exaggerating: one of the NWO wings brought me to tears!
So when we passed by the Filling Station tap room on our way home we had to stop in to cool and dry off. This Fat Bottom ginger wheat (disregard the Yazoo glass) hit the spot! The sun finally came out so we decided to walk home from there. Finally got my shot in front of the Nashville sign!
And then we passed by Five Points Pizza… oops.
We had a few slices and walked another mile home! It was a very big day but a fun one for sure. Anthony and I are both traveling for work this week, so it was nice to devote a full day to mass amounts of running, eating, and drinking together.
A full day, indeed! I was asleep before 8 p.m.: no shame. I dreamed about wings. The end.
What have you been up to this weekend?