Ladies and gentlemen of East Nasty, I’d like your attention please. We have a DJ among us. Well, a former DJ. He has taken a break to focus full time on producing music. But I digress. Without further ado, Lenny Bertoldo, your newest East Nasty of the Week.
Lenny has been running with East Nasty for about 2 ½ years, ever since he realized running solo is B-O-R-I-N-G. His biggest accomplishment in running is not tripping or falling while running as fast as he could down Monteagle during last year’s Ragnar Relay. That, or, finishing his first CMM ½ without requiring medical assistance back in 2012. (Can you tell Lenny has a sense of humor?)
Lenny grew up outside of Boston in Fairhaven, MA and picked up DJing as a hobby when he was around 13. After high school, he started working for a remixing studio in East Boston, and the rest is history. He moved to Nashville 10 years ago and focuses solely on producing and remixing dance, pop and pop-country music. It’s a good thing he isn’t out DJing until 3am on Friday nights anymore, because as we all know, this group doesn’t exactly sleep in on Saturday mornings.
East Nasty has made Lenny a faster runner. He did a great job of explaining how, so I’ll close with his recap of our Pace Leader set up on Wednesday nights.
All those people showing up creates the need for pace groups, which is great! Until I realized it was all lies. Lies I tell you… lies! This is how a Wednesday night run goes (for me, queued-up in the 8:30-9:00 pace group):
Me: “Adam, what pace you runnin’?”
Adam: “8:30. I’m running slow tonight.”
Me: “Cool! I wanna take it easy tonight.”
We take off. Less than a mile in, I look down at my Garmin through blurred vision and, as things start to get hazy and I wonder to myself, “What the HELL was I thinking?!” What does it say? 7:58 pace. And THAT’s how I’ve become a better runner!
Welcome to the ENOW club, Lenny. Happy to have you.