12-14 February 2016
13.02.2016 20 °F
The first trip from our new home in Clarksville, Tennessee is just a short jaunt down the highway to Nashville. I found a Hot Chocolate 15K and we left friday night to pick up our packets at the Expo. It was held in the Musicians Hall of Fame and was rather small but took us to Downtown Nashville. Since it was quiting time for most people and the goal was to avoid traffic we walked to Tazza, an Italian restaurant to load up on carbs.
Saturday morning started very early for us because the suggested arrival time for the race was 0600. The event started in Bicentenial Park at 0700 and the temp was about 20 degrees. They had activated their cold weather plan that meant anyone who couldn't keep up a 13 minute pace for the 15K would have to switch to the 5K. This kept their volunteers from being exposed to the cold weather for that much longer. I had a great time on the run but by the finish my hands were freezing. The swag at the finish was a big mug with steaming hot chocolate, chocolate fondue and pretzels, marshmellows, rice crispy treat and coffee sticks. The fondue didn't take long to solidify in the cold air but we enjoyed it later with an apple. Cracker Barrel was our go to place for some replenishment before long naps for most of the afternoon.
The RV park had a fenced area for dogs and we had a good laugh watching the kids chase each other around.
We woke in time to eat again at a Sukho Thai just down the road from Two Rivers RV park. We had what seemed like very authentic Thai food to close out the day.
A winter weather advisory was on for Sunday so we left very early in the morning to beat the snow.