Wednesday July 18 – Duh-mun-bree-uhn? Dee-mun-broo-in? de-Mount-Brown?

July 18, 2018

Route #3

This week is Route #3: Musica and features a good stretch on the (tricky to pronounce?) street named after Nashville’s ‘first citizen’: Timothy Demonbreun. This is an out and back route, so you can choose your mileage. 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. Please be especially courteous, use crosswalks, and obey traffic signals – don’t dart out into traffic! The heat and humidity of Middle Tennessee summer is fully upon us, so be sure to keep hydrated before, during, and after our runs!

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.

Cup Cleaning Volunteers Needed

We still need a few more volunteers to sign up for cup cleaning volunteer raffle slots for this quarter!
Volunteer to help wash the cups!Everyone that signs up for a week to clean the cups will be entered to win $100 gift card to NRC. The more you volunteer, the more chances you get to win. We will draw a winner at the end of every quarter – so you have a 1-in-13 chance to win if you volunteer, a 2-in-13 chance if you volunteer twice, etc. Big thanks to Schaffer Law Firm for sponsoring this program! Here’s how it works: 1) Sign up on the Google doc. 2) Take the cups home. 3) Wash them. 4) Post a pic on social media showing you washed them and tag our FacebookInstagram, or Twitter. 5) Bring the cups back to the run the next week.

East Nashville Tomato 5K

The East Nashville Tomato 5K is our ‘home race’ and every year East Nasty comes out in force. It’s also the 5K that our P2Ters train to run! The race is set for August 11th, 2018 (Tomato Fest day!) and registration is open. Details and registration here: http://www.ymcamidtn.org/events/east-nashville-tomato-5k-2018

Sneakers4funds

Want to clean our your closet, give back to those in need, and help our club? Our pals at Nashville Running Company have partnered with Sneakers4Funds which collects gently worn shoes to go to microenterprises in developing nations. These shoes become their inventory – Sneakers4funds give them shoes to get started, and then as they sell shoes, they can buy more! Even better, this partnership allows NRC to provide funds from donated sneakers to a local non-profit of our choice – and they’ve selected East Nasty as the local non-profit to benefit! It’s a win-win-win! For more info, check out http://sneakers4funds.com/. So, gather your shoes, drop them in a bin at NRC, and help out others!!


Wednesday July 11 – Melting in Shelby

July 11, 2018

Welcome to the summer quarter of East Nasty! We started our cycle of 12 runs again last week with a special holiday run of Route #1 on July 4th, and we’ll keep going with #2 this week. Board members leading this quarter of Wednesday nights are Drew Jones, Meg Willoughby, and Duane. Look for them each week on the megaphone, making announcements, and getting the run going. The heat and humidity of Middle Tennessee summer is fully upon us, so be sure to keep hydrated well before, during, and after our runs!

Route #2

This week we continue our 12 week cycle with Route #2: ‘Round the Bird. 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 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group.

This run takes us into Shelby Park and is a figure-8 route that crosses over itself. Be sure to high five each other at the intersection! Shelby Park is our local treasure and it can get pretty busy with lots of groups and events making use of it. Please be extra courteous and share the roads and greenway with other runners, walkers, cyclists, and park goers. It is important for us to be good neighbors so we can continue to use the park.

It’s HOT and we have 2 ways to help you cool off today. Be on the lookout for popsicles near the end of the run (Thanks to Dan and Drew Ann Borsos!) and after the run it’s Pint Night at NRC!

Cup Cleaning Raffle

Sign up for cup cleaning volunteer raffle slots for this quarter! (Note: we need someone for tonight!)
Volunteer to help wash the cups!Everyone that signs up for a week to clean the cups will be entered to win $100 gift card to NRC. The more you volunteer, the more chances you get to win. We will draw a winner at the end of every quarter – so you have a 1-in-13 chance to win if you volunteer, a 2-in-13 chance if you volunteer twice, etc. Big thanks to Schaffer Law Firm for sponsoring this program! Here’s how it works: 1) Sign up on the Google doc. 2) Take the cups home. 3) Wash them. 4) Post a pic on social media showing you washed them and tag our FacebookInstagram, or Twitter. 5) Bring the cups back to the run the next week.

East Nashville Tomato 5K

The East Nashville Tomato 5K is our ‘home race’ and every year East Nasty comes out in force. It’s also the 5K that our P2Ters train to run! The race is set for August 11th, 2018 (Tomato Fest day!) and registration is open. Details and registration here: http://www.ymcamidtn.org/events/east-nashville-tomato-5k-2018

Calling for Volunteers! East Nasty Tomato Fest ‘Water Tent’ Booth!

Saturday Aug 11th is Tomato Fest and one of the biggest days of the year for East Nashville and East Nasty! We will have a booth set up right in front of 3 Crow Bar and we will be serving free water to anyone who is thirsty during the Tomato Festival. It is our way of giving back to the community as a thanks for letting us run on the neighborhood streets. We need volunteers to work in 2 hour shifts. The volunteers will be passing out water, selling shirts, refilling coolers, getting ice, and spreading the East Nasty cheer. Sign up for a shift here! Be sure to wear your East Nasty shirt. Contact Jeremy Taylor for more details: president@eastnastyforlife.com

 


Wednesday July 4 – Red, White, and Run

July 3, 2018

Yes! We will run on Wednesday July 4th – at 7am! If you’re not racing that morning, come get in an easy run before you enjoy your Independence Day fun, fests, and fireworks! Bring your own hydration (we may or may not have coolers) and make sure you know the route.

Route #1

We will do Route #1: One Hilly 5(ish)K. Please note the stops signs along Shelby – be safe, obey all traffic laws, and be extra courteous.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly – this week at 7am. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please help us be good neighbors!


Wednesday June 27 – Church Run

June 27, 2018

Route #11

This week is Route #11 – The Church Run. East Nashville is one of the oldest communities in Nashville with many historic buildings dating back to the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Some of the most beautiful architecture is highlighted in the churches – and we pass around 15 of them on this route.  It’s a great week to invite new runners and beginners – because you can easily stop after just 2 miles of the first loop of the figure 8.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. If you are a run/walker and want to get a head start, meet at 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please, stay on the sidewalks or to the far left on the road, obey traffic signals and stop signs, and cross only in marked crosswalks. Help us be good neighbors to the community!

Potato to Tomato FREE Couch-to-5K Training

Our 2018 P2T training has begun – but it’s not too late to join in! Grab a friend and start a new fitness journey with us like so many other have! Get info and sign up here: eastnastyforlife.com/p2t and join the Facebook page here: facebook.com/eastnastyp2t


Tower Deli – Give Back Offer THIS Sunday!

June 23, 2018

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Tower Market & Deli – Special!

THIS Sunday – June 24 – our kind neighbors at Tower Market and Deli are donating 15% of your purchase back to East Nasty! Go in this Sunday, order a delicious sandwich or other item (I recommend the breakfast burrito! and yes, they have a kids menu! and salads!), be sure to tell the cashier you are with East Nasty, and help give back to the club! Thank you! and thank you Tower Deli!

Tower Market and Deli
1305 Gallatin Ave
(corner of Gallatin and Douglas

towerdelimarket.com

(615) 650-1005
Sunday hours: 7am- 9pm

 


Wednesday June 20 – TEN YEARS of Wednesday Night Runs!

June 19, 2018

Ten Years of Wednesday Night Runs

East Nasty founder Mark Miller started training people for the Country Music Half Marathon way back in 2005, but our Wednesday night runs started in the summer of 2008 and quickly became something special. A weekly opportunity to meet up with other runners of all levels, meet some new people, get in some miles, explore the growing East Nashville neighborhood, and have some drinks and laughs together – all without any kind of fees or costs or catch. It started with just 10 or 12 people and has grown to the 200+ people we see every week. We’ve had thousands of runners run with us over the years. So many people who started or made huge steps in the fitness journey have run with us – from first time 5Kers to Boston Marathoners to Ironman All World Gold athletes – all part of the East Nasty family. Come out this week at our regular time and regular place to celebrate running together on Wednesday nights for TEN YEARS! Mark Miller, the Godfather himself, will be there – and we hope you will be, too!

Route #12: The Nasty

It seems only appropriate that we celebrate 10 years with our signature run: Route #12: The Nasty! 6 miles of the worst best hills in East Nashville. As usual you will get a sticker when you complete The Nasty – one that you will want to add to your collection 😉  If you need a little shorter run, you can run ‘Nasty Lite’ – a 3.7 mile run.

We meet at the corner of 11th & Holly at 6pm. We run every Wednesday – rain or shine, hot or cold. If you are a run/walker and/or want to get a head start, meet at 5:30pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group. You can READ HERE for more details on how our Wednesday night runs work. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please, stay on the sidewalks or to the far left on the road, obey traffic signals and stop signs, and cross only in marked crosswalks.

New Board Members!

We are excited to announce the new additions to our Board of Directors! We had so many incredibly smart, hard-working, quality people interested in joining the Board that it was a joy but no easy task to make our selections. Thank you so much to all of you who applied – we hope to get all of the applicants more involved in the club’s operations as we develop future leaders. For this season we’re adding 5 new Board members – replacing 3 retiring members and adding 2 additional seats. Our new Board members are: Amy Smith (Our incomparable Potato to Tomato program coordinator, Nashville Sports Council pro, and loves M&Ms more than you do), Kevin Howard (Our 2018 Half Marathon Training co-coordinator, realtor, triathlete, and the only guy who irons his running shirt before every run), Ben Katz (3-time Marathoner, Lawyer, and captain of his High School Curling Team), Grant England (former Trainer/Coach with Metro Schools, rock-star volunteer, and dad-joke expert), and Donica Elliot (Trail Ultra-Marathoner, PR pro, and mom to ‘Nashville’s Most Fit Dog’). Please congratulate and welcome them to the Board! They will start a 2-year term later this year and you’ll be seeing much more of them!

Tower Market & Deli – Special!

On Sunday June 24, Tower Market and Deli is donating 10% of sales profit to East Nasty! Be sure to go in that day, order a delicious sandwich, tell the cashier you are with East Nasty, and help give back to the club! Thank you!

Potato to Tomato FREE Couch-to-5K Training

Our 2018 P2T training started up this past weekend! It’s not too late to join! Grab a friend and start a new fitness journey with us like so many other have! Get info and sign up here: eastnastyforlife.com/p2t and join the Facebook page here: facebook.com/eastnastyp2t

 


Wednesday June 13 – You can’t resist it, it’s electric!

June 13, 2018

Route #10

Tonight is Route #10: Electric Slide. This route is awesome (with one of the greatest hills in East Nashville) but you need to be extra cautious at one particular intersection. Right before the three mile mark, you turn left onto 14th from Sevier. Before you turn left onto 14th from Sevier, you need to STOP, look for traffic, then cross the street and RUN ON THE SIDEWALK on the RIGHT SIDE of 14th. BE VERY CAREFUL CROSSING 14th! For those of you who know the area, make sure you alert those around you.

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 5:45pm and join our Lasty Nasty Group. Remember we share the roads with walkers, cyclists, and cars – please help us be good neighbors!

Potato to Tomato Couch-to-5K Training starts this Saturday!

You say potato, we say tomato! Our free summer Couch-to-5k program is starts THIS Saturday morning – 7am at Shelby Bottom Nature Center! It’s not too late to join! Get info and register HERE. For details specifically about this Saturday read THIS. And join the P2T Facebook page HERE. Invite your friends, family, and co-workers to get moving on a new fitness journey with us!

Next week – our 10th Anniversary Wednesday Night Run!

The Nasty! The sticker! Old friends and new!