This morning (above) and yesterday morning (below) were both looking pretty grey. But I still got out there.Yesterday I met up with East Nasty for the usual Wednesday outing. Since they had a longer route on the menu and were heading into the city, I thought it’d be a nice change of scenery. I’ve been doing a LOT of East Nashville running lately — 100+ miles in the past few weeks, now that I think of it — so it was nice to head Out West.
We checked in on the famous naked statue. Looking good, guys.On the way back I was dreading the steep incline of the pedestrian street bridge — but then we spotted this group of lime green runners and I got my motivation back! Apparently they were in town for some conference and had a group run on the agenda for the morning. Go team!I spent most of the miles running with an East Nasty member named Evan, who has his first ultra marathon this weekend! If you’re reading this: Good luck, Evan! And thanks for pushing the pace on me.As for today, I had another buddy to run with! In these final weeks of training, I need all the support I can get. Katie and I met up for some dark miles. I miss the sunny days of summer One thing we talked about on our run: How many days in a row do you run at once? Katie usually does 2-3 days and I’m more in the 4-5 range. I have other friends that can run 6-7 days straight without getting injured (or perhaps worse, bored), but then I have friends that get injured if they don’t take a rest/cross-training day after 2 days of running. I think 5 days in a row of running is my personal max. What about you?
In other news: Halloween is coming! These spiderweb lights made me happy. Though all of the actual spiderwebs I’ve been running through lately have NOT been okay. Look at this monstrosity that I walked right through the other morning! The photo doesn’t really do it justice, but the spider was half the size of my hand and its web was bigger than my body. Ew.Anyways, there’s your two-for-one run recap! And now it’s time for two-for-one margaritas.I met up with my friend Heidi last night for a girls’ happy hour! St. Anejo is the spot.Their two-for-one drink special and half price tacos are too good to turn down on a dreary Wednesday. We shared these hot chicken tacos. Yes, that’s right: hot chicken, in a taco. Brilliance!Another fun dining adventure coming up tonight! Can’t wait to tell you all about it tomorrow. Let’s hope for some sunshine, too!
- Locals: Best happy hour spot?
- Scariest bug/insect? I don’t love spiders but I REALLY don’t like things that jump or fly.
- How many days in a row do you usually run?