Have a great time at the 2018 CMA Fest (CMA Country Music Festival) but be smart. Last year 782 people visited the medical tents for a variety of reasons including dehydration, sunburn and blisters. Don't add to the number this year. Here are some tips from CMA Fest veterans. Beware the heat. Dress in lightweight,... Continue Reading →
Officially it's the 2019 St. Jude Rock'n'Roll Nashville Marathon but locals often call it the Music City Marathon. Sprint through these marathon tips for runners and significant others. The NFL Draft Is Also In Town If you've marathoned before, here's your biggest change: the NFL Draft, possibly bringing as many as 100,000 people per day downtown.... Continue Reading →
My friend Adam Lee is a respected Nashville fitness trainer. He's also a running coach and a marathon veteran who qualified for the Boston Marathon. I asked him to provide you with a Nashville-specific consult. First Things First Whether you're running your first race or Nashville returnee, it's awesome that you've prepared yourself for this race.... Continue Reading →
If you're traveling to Nashville, you have two choices: roadway or runway. Roadways Although our airport stays busy, for most people traveling to Nashville means driving. Three major interstates (we don't call them freeways) --I-24, I-65, I-40--intersect here. Don't know if it's still true but the city used to claim that 75% of the population... Continue Reading →
In Navigate Nashville Streets: Part 1, I presented the 5 loops and 10 spokes of Music City. Now let's concentrate on Nashville roads in the central city area. Streets vs Avenues Let's decode Nashville roads: Numbered streets are on the east side (11st Street). Numbered avenues are on the west side of the river (e.g. 21st Avenue).... Continue Reading →
Winters in Nashville can get weird because we often get ice instead of or before snow. Plus, we aren't so good at driving in it. Consult these tips to weather the storms.