Country Music Marathon Weekend - 04/24/14

Good morning all!

Get ready if you're heading out and about in Music City this weekend. The Country Music Marathon is taking place Saturday morning... kicks off this year on Broadway at 4th Avenue. Ya'll know the drill- tons of road closures and downtown interstate ramp closures. They begin around 6am and reopen on a rolling basis later in the afternoon. Plan ahead! I'll have all of your alternates and info during your Steer Clear traffic reports Friday morning.

I'm signed up to run the half marathon again this year, but sadly- I won't be able to run. My allergies in Nashville are so bad that I'm on a mix of medicine, and my Doctor said I should sit this run out so I can recover. I spent time training with an amazing St. Jude Hero- Steve Blume. Steve is such an inspiration. He dedicates so much time to training other runners and raising money for St. Jude. Even though I can't run with him this year, I'll be there cheering on the runners! What are your weekend plans?

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