Wednesday September 27 – Drive and Determination

Route #3

This week is Route #3: Musica. ‘Musica’ is the name of the massive sculpture art piece at the center of the music row roundabout at the far end of the route. This is an out and back route, so you can choose your milage. It’s about 4 miles if you turn around right after crossing the pedestrian bridge. It’s about 5 miles if you turn around at Cummins Station. And it’s about 6.3 if you do the whole thing. This route is a great way to see downtown, but there are lots of intersections and traffic on this route. When you run with us, your actions and behavior as an individual reflect on the club as a whole. Will you do your part to help the club remain a positive part of our city? Please don’t run in the middle of the road or dart out into traffic. Please be especially courteous, use crosswalks, and obey traffic signals!

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:30pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.

Reflective and Lighted Gear

It’s starting to get dark during our evening runs – it’s time for reflective gear and lights. Please begin wearing something that creates or reflects light on Wednesday evenings. Nashville Running Company is right around the corner from our meeting spot and has several options you can purchase if you’re in need of some gear.

Keep Going

Back in 2011, our very own President, Jeremy Taylor, first started running by joining our Potato-to-Tomato couch to 5K program. This weekend he completed a Half Ironman. In just six years, and at just over 40 yrs old, he went from struggling to complete just 60 seconds of running, to crushing a half marathon – AFTER swimming 1.2 miles and cycling for 56 miles. We’re so proud of him! (As well as ALL the East Nasties who competed this weekend!) As incredible an individual accomplishment that is, Jeremy would be the first to say: you can do it, too. Maybe for you that means a Half Ironman, or maybe it means a 5k PR or your first Marathon. Whatever your goal is determination, consistency, and support can get you there. Jeremy’s wife Juanita says: “I’m very proud of his drive and determination to do the things that don’t come natural to him like running, swimming, and biking. All the while making sure that it’s still fun. He’s always supportive and encouraging to those around him.” That’s what East Nasty is all about. If you’re struggling with your running or fitness (and we all do at some point) – keep at it. We’re here to help. And keep supporting and encouraging those around you. That’s why we run together. East Nasty …for life!

 

 

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