Wednesday, December 17th

December 17, 2014

Christmas Lights…

This week is run #7.  (We’ll start with run #1 the first Wednesday in January.)   We chose this route because there are some cool Christmas light displays in Little Hollywood…

See you at 6 p.m. in East Nashville at the corner of 11th and Holly.

#7 Little Hollywood

Half/Full Training

Our free half/full marathon training is right around the corner.  Our first training session is on Saturday, January 3 at 8 am in Shelby Park.  (By the nature center.)  Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the program, and sign up for our weekly emails.

Half/Full Marathon Discount

December 12, 2014

The country music marathon is an amazing experience, but it’s expensive.  It’s important to (1) sign up early and (2) take advantage of any discount codes.   After December 31st, the price goes up by $20, and this weekend there is a $13 discount code.    So you need to go online this weekend and sign up.  Use the code LUCKY13 to get the $13 discount.  (With the discount, it ends up being around $100)  While you’re at it, sign up for our training program.  (Our training is free…)

Have a great weekend!  Get out and enjoy this great weather.


LAST CALL for Hoodies! Order by NOON TODAY!

December 11, 2014

Ordering will close at NOON TODAY Thursday December 11th. You must order before then! ORDER ONLINE NOW! 

We have unisex hoodies for adults in red and grey, and for the first time we are offering hoodies for Youth and Toddlers! We also have bandanas available for you or your pup! Adult hoodies can be tried on at Nashville Running Company in East Nashville.

If you have any questions, contact Duane at:

Hoodie_Adult_Grey_logoHoodie_Adult_Red_logo Hoodie_Kids_logo Hoodie_Youth_logoBandana

December 10th, Christmas Party

December 10, 2014


Christmas Party 2014

Every year, East Nasty hosts a Christmas gathering to celebrate the past year, and look forward to the new one.   Wednesday night, we’ll have our normal run (it’s route #1 which is only 5k), then everyone is invited down the street to 1306 Woodland (this is where Phil and Gretchen Zimmerman live).  We’ll have soup (white chicken chili and a vegan butternut squash), beer and desserts.  We’ll also have some East Nasty gear for sale, and some hoodies to try on (if you want to order one.)   All we ask is that you bring $10 (this allows us to renew our membership with the Road Runners Club of America, and helps offset some of our other costs…)   Everyone is welcome, and if you can’t make the run that night or even if you forget your $10.   Just join us at the party which will start right after the run.

The Run

Just a nice quick 5k run to warm us up before the Christmas Party.

Run #1: One Hilly 5kFull/Half Marathon Training

Our half/full marathon training is just around the corner!  Our first meeting is on Saturday January 3rd at 8 am at Shelby Park.  Here are more details.  Please take a moment to sign up if you want to join us.  It’s free, and signing up just puts you on our email list – it doesn’t commit you to anything.

See you tonight!


Hoodies Now Available!

December 8, 2014

Our Winter 2014 collection is now available for ordering!

We have unisex hoodies for adults in red and grey, and for the first time we are offering hoodies for Youth and Toddlers! We also have bandanas available for you or your pup!

This is a VERY LIMITED time offering. We want to get these to you by Christmas, which means ordering will close at noon on Thursday December 11th. You must order before then! Don’t wait til the last minute – ORDER NOW!  They will be available for PICKUP around December 19/20th.

Adult hoodies can be tried on at Nashville Running Company in East Nashville and at the Christmas Party this Wednesday!

If you have any questions, contact Duane at:


ENOW — Patrick Sullivan

December 8, 2014

This week’s East Nasty of the Week hails from the land of Springsteen and is one of East Nasty’s newest but most familiar faces. It’s my honor to present your ENOW, Patrick Sullivan!

2014 Bier Run with Kevin, Juanita, Jeremy, &  Teryn

2014 Bier Run with Kevin, Juanita, Jeremy, & Teryn

Patrick was born and raised in Millburn, New Jersey, a NYC commuter town just outside Newark. He grew up the youngest of 5 in a typical Irish Catholic family. He spent his childhood rockin’ to the Boss (swoon) & Bon Jovi, visiting the Shore, going to see the Yankees or GIANTS, and learning how to say “Ay, Oh!” & “Forgedaboudit!”

Patrick was fairly quiet in middle school and high school, and he didn’t get into sports until high school when he joined the football team. At the suggestion of his football coach, he spent a season on winter track during which he participated in shot put and spent most of the type in the gym. He had sporadic bouts of running on the school track but never stuck with it.

CMM party w/ his P2T Coaches Brad & Lauren

CMM party w/ his P2T Coaches Brad & Lauren

Patrick attended University of Hartford, a small liberal arts college in CT, and majored in Communication (Broadcasting). He thought he would end up being a radio DJ, but once he graduated, he took a job in sales with a local company. As for college life, he pledged & joined a fraternity. Patrick did what most law-abiding fraternity guys do: partied and played intramural sports (particularly, flag football & street hockey). By his senior year, he had started working with some of the school’s teams and was PA (Public Address) for Women’s Volleyball & Men’s Lacrosse in the hopes of it being a resume builder. According to Pat, he never did put this skill to good use until he joined East Nasty. He can yell “car back” or “runner up” like a Boss.

Remember the sales job Patrick took after college? It’s the same job he has now, only 19 years later. Technically, he’s in manufacturing sales. What does he sell, you (and everyone else) ask?  In most cases, Patrick tells people they really don’t want to know, but in simplest terms, he sells inspection tools to manufacturing companies so they can ensure that what they’re making is correct.

Hangin’ with a big shot in the music biz...Tiffany

Hangin’ with a big shot in the music biz…Tiffany

This Jersey boy has been running off and on (mostly off) since college. He really picked up running the summer before his senior year when he would run with his sister-in-law. That summer, he did a few 5Ks & 5 mile races, but once summer ended, so did his running . . . until he joined the P2T training in 2013. Patrick started the training for 2 reasons.  First, he wanted to meet new people. Patrick moved to Nashville from Hartford, CT in Jan. 2011 with just his dog. Running with East Nasty has helped him gain so many new friends. Aside from a few people he knew before P2T, some of his closest friendships in Nashville were developed through East Nasty. His second reason for running was to improve his health. That first year of running, he realized how much healthier he had become. In fact, between P2T and the Country Music Half Marathon, he lost 30lbs and felt better physically and mentally.

3 Crow with Juanita during Tomatofest

3 Crow with Juanita during Tomatofest

From completing his first half marathon, CMM in April, to attending that first P2T training session in June 2013, Patrick has had multiple running accomplishments. His first Tomato 5K was a huge accomplishment for him since it helped him enjoy running again and paved the way to more running goals. His P2T coaches always motivated him to keep going; when he coached this year, he tried to draw from the experiences they gave him. Patrick often sees one or two of the people he coached, and it’s always a big deal for him when they tell him that they enjoy running now too. Awesome job spreading the East Nasty running love, Patrick!

Patrick’s first introduction to East Nasty is a pretty familiar one. Back in 2011, Patrick saw a large group of people running through the hood was on a hot July night. His first thought was “OK, these people have problems”. Last year, when he first ran the Nasty, he realized that the group he had seen 2 years earlier were finishing up the Nasty. Now he says he’s one of those people with “problems”. Aren’t we all?

2013 Bier Run

2013 Bier Run

As for what Patrick loves the most about East Nasty, it’s getting out to see everyone on Wednesday nights, Saturday mornings, or training events. He honestly gets excited to spend time with the group and experience the energy. The success stories people have are amazing as well and really inspiring. Patrick’s most memorable East Nasty experience is an easy one–turning the corner off Barclay and seeing Mt. Nasty for the first time. There is no doubt that anyone within ear shot could tell he was from Jersey by the language he used upon seeing it. We’ve all been there!

When he’s not running and coaching, Patrick loves to cook, have a few craft beers every so often, golf, and soon enough, dabble in home improvement.

Congrats on your ENOW, Patrick, and remember, you were “Born to Run!” (Sorry, I couldn’t resist)

Wednesday, December 3

December 3, 2014

Best Wednesday of the Year

The stars have aligned…tonight’s run is The Nasty, AND it’s pint night at NRC!  So not only do you get to run our signature route and earn a sticker – you’ll get to celebrate at NRC with a glass of Yazoo.

Remember, this is our longest route, and it’s dark, so please (a) wear reflective gear and (b) run with someone else!

The Nasty

Half-Marathon / Full Marathon Training

Don’t train alone for this year’s country music half or full marathon.  We have a training group that meets every Saturday starting the first weekend in January, and continuing all the way until race day in April.   As always, it’s free!    Check out details here,  and then pass it along to anyone else who may be interested.

Christmas Party

Our annual Christmas party is next week after the run (December 10).   It’s a great time to celebrate another successful year, and to look forward to 2015.   We’ll provide food (white chicken chili) and drinks, and have some East Nasty gear for sale.    We ask that you bring $10 to help offset the cost of “doing business.”  (This money will allow us to renew our membership with the Road Runners Club of America.  Also, while everything we offer is free to participants, there are costs associated with what we do, so this money will help offset those costs.)    Everyone is welcome, even if you forget your $10!




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