Our first official Read, Run, & Rant took place this morning - in the rain. Thanks to all those who braved the depressing rainy morning to meet up. We all met at 7:30 at Foxy Loxy Cafe on Bull Street and ran an easy 3-miler, all the while discussing elements of the book and its characters, and finished off our running discussion of Nick Hornby's Funny Girl back at Foxy Loxy's upstairs balcony, overlooking Bull Street, over coffee and delicious pastries - kolaches, churros, and their jalapeno cornbread. Um - yummo! I can't wait to try out their scones and other pastries next time (June). I'm so glad I was able to introduce this awesome cafe to everyone who came out today. It was their first time at the Fox and everyone loved it! Foxy Loxy will definitely be our headquarters for Read, Run, & Rant.
I've never had the opportunity to be in an official book club so this was really rewarding. We had great discussions on our 3-mile run. Just a note for the runners who'd like to join us - we want everyone to enjoy the experience. This is a fun run - so do not be discouraged if you feel like you aren't fast enough, etc. We had a great flow this morning and made sure everyone was at a comfortable pace. If you have any suggestions on book recommendations, route suggestions, or anything we can do to better the book club, by all means, please share! I'm hoping we can keep Read, Run, & Rant going for some time!
For those interested in hearing what others had to say about the book, here are some other reviews I found that may be of interest to you:
I look forward to our next Read, Run, & Rant in June! Book selections and tentative dates will be out to vote sometime this week. If you have any suggestions/recommendations, please let me know!