After I ran the Great American River Run Half-Marathon on Saturday morning, I headed to Nashville to spend Memorial Day weekend with my partner Paul, who works in Nashville.

I got in kinda late, and I’d packed a salad to enjoy when I got there. It was Paul’s dad’s 80th birthday, so I ate my salad while everyone else had cheese/meat pizza and birthday cake. I was totally okay with that because I’d had a very decadent post-race lunch!

After dinner, Paul’s parents decided to let us take over a campsite they’d rented for Memorial Day. They’d parked their RV there the night before and had stayed there (it was only a few miles from their house), but Paul’s mom couldn’t take the extreme heat. She wanted to stay at their house that night instead, and Paul and I were more than happy to go camping!

We spent the night in the camper and woke up early to go workout — I ran 5 miles while Paul biked (he has a sprained Achilles tendon). After our workout, we met up with Paul’s sister Sheila for brunch at Wild Cow in East Nashville!

Memorial Day Fun & Food!
I got one of my long-time faves — the OG Bowl with added grilled tofu. This is so simple and so delicious with just brown rice, pinto beans, garlic kale, grilled tofu, and garlic aioli. I’m definitely making this at home soon. I had a mimosa too because brunch.
Memorial Day Fun & Food!
Paul and I went to Koko’s Plant-Based Ice Cream after brunch (see the full post here) for the most amazing vegan ice cream! And then it was back to the campsite for another night. We had a lovely walk around Old Hickory Lake.
Memorial Day Fun & Food!
For dinner, we decided to stay at the site and grill out! We picked up some Sweet Earth Black Bean Burgers and prepared them on the grill. 
Memorial Day Fun & Food!
Here’s my plate — Burger, Salad, and Kettle Chips
Memorial Day Fun & Food!
I drove home Monday morning, but it was a very lovely trip. Getting to camp for free was a total added bonus. 

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