What started off from reading a Runner's World article about the Long Run Book Club in Albany, NY spawned off Savannah's very own Read, Run, & Rant Book Club! I am so excited to merge two of my favorite hobbies - reading and running - and apparently there are many others in the local running community who are excited to join in on the fun as well!
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!
If you look up the idiom "on-the-run", it means to constantly travel or moving from place to place. Welcome to my life! I get asked the question - "Do you ever sleep?" at least once a week. The truth is - I am always on the run. My weeks are filled with work, training runs, dropping kids off to school and extra curricular activities, traveling out-of-town for races and soccer games, theatre rehearsals, civic duties - you name it. In addition to being an avid runner, I'm a happily married wife, mother of two, an actress, singer, a Fleet Feet CREW coach, and work full time as the Marketing Manager for Thomas & Hutton Engineering Co. I love being on the run!