June 21, 2014
Ordering is now open for our 2014 Potato-to-Tomato 5K Training Program shirts! Try on sizes at one of the P2T workouts and then be sure to order before the July 1st deadline!
Order online here: eastnasty.storenvy.com
More info about our Potato-to-Tomato 5K Training Program here: eastnastyforlife.com/p2t - it’s not too late to join!
June 17, 2014
Our signature run: 6 miles, 7 hills (or more) and it looks to be hot. A perfect combination for the nasty!
(There is a 3.7 mile short-cut which yields no glory, but is significantly easier)
You can join us at 6 a.m. or 6 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Holly in East Nashville.
Women’s Half Training
The Nashville women’s half marathon is in September, and starting at the end of June we’ll have Sunday long runs focused on that race. If you are interested in being a part of these runs (they are free like everything else we do…), or helping out, please email Alyce Scrivner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 10, 2014
Wednesday at 6 a.m. or 6 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Holly. Remember we meet rain or shine, but if there is a thunderstorm, we’ll wait it out before starting.
The Church Run.
This is a great run because it is a figure 8, which gives less experienced runners a chance to run just 2 miles. If you complete the whole route, you will end by running up Shelby Ave from 5th all the way to 11th. For you cyclists out there, this is a category 5 climb.
Potato To Tomato
Change of Location for our June 14th meeting!
Our couch to 5k program, we call it Potato to Tomato, is starting this Saturday. Note: We are going to change our meeting location because the “Run or Dye 5k” is being held at LP field. This Saturday we will meet at Shelby Park, outside the nature center. The run will start at 7 a.m. Coaches need to be there by 6:45 and we are encouraging participants to come at 6:30 to go through a health screening.
Just another friendly reminder. Do not park illegally.
June 3, 2014
Last week I had at least 2 cars that I could have used as examples of illegally parked cars. (Luckily, I don’t think they were ours…) Read last week’s post and pay attention to where you are parking!
Potato 2 Tomato
Our couch to 5k training is about to start. Information is here. If you (or anyone you know is interested) you need to:
1) Sign up on line.
2) Attend the information meeting this Thursday night at 6:30 p.m at the Margaret Maddox YMCA.
3) Show up to the first training session. 7 a.m. Saturday, June 14th at the Pedestrian Bridge (LP field side..)
6 .m. or 6 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Holly in East Nashville. Afterwards, head to NRC for our monthly pint night.
May 27, 2014
Just a friendly heads-up…there will be parking patrols out and about five points issuing citations. Not necessarily tomorrow or on Wednesdays at all, but some folks are parking illegally, and parking enforcement is going to be stepped up. Here is a link to the parking codes, but the ones that I want to highlight are about intersections. There are two rules about intersections you may not be familiar with:
you cannot park…
c.Within thirty feet of a crosswalk at an intersection,
d.Within thirty feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway,
There is no doubt that I have parked within 30 feet of a stop sign before. So be aware of this regulation! 30-feet may seem like a lot, but it will make intersections around the 5 points area much, much safer – for both vehicle and pedestrian alike.
Note: This increase in parking enforcement is not because of us, and it was nice of the neighborhood association to give us a heads up before tickets just started appearing on our cars…
East Nashville Tomato 5k
Our home race is coming up on August 9. This is not just a race for our potato to tomato graduates, but a race which we all need to support! This Wednesday the YMCA will be out with information about how to sign up.
6 a.m. or 6 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Holly. If you are a run/walker, meet up with the Lasty Nasties at 5:45. Check out the construction as we run around LP field…our riverfront is going to be amazing.
May 20, 2014
Don’t forget to bring your shoes into NRC. Our goal is to collect 100 pairs of shoes before next week (May 28th). Read this blog if you need more details.
Once again this summer, I Dream of Weenie is going to have East Nasty night. The third Wednesday of every month, I Dream of Weenie will stay open late and offer $0.50 off everything on the menu. Also, as a bonus, they will provide a cooler of ice and you can BYOB. (Disclaimer: you can’t walk up and down the street, but you can drink beer if you stay on the lawn.)
So put this on your calendar and plan on sticking around after the run this Wednesday. Grab a beer from the Kwik-E-Mart and relax with friends and a hotdog at the picnic tables.
Potato to Tomato
Information about our Potato to Tomato 5k training program is available. If you have anyone in your life who would love to make a change, this is a great way to start. The program is free, and open to anyone. Information is here.
Route #8: Rick’s Market – Coldest Beer in Town
6 a.m. or 6 p.m. at the corner of 11th and Holly in East Nashville. This route has a couple of street crossings where the cross traffic does not stop, so approach all intersections cautiously.
If you are a run/walker you are welcome to join the Lasty Nasties. Note: they meet at about 5:45p.m., so if you show up at 6 p.m. they’ll be gone! Check out their facebook page for more details.