Play Hard, Eat Good, Drive FAST!

images.jpgMy husband’s work rented out Music City Indoor Karting last Friday night, October 3,2014.  Located downtown Nashville in a renovated warehouse. You can reach speeds of 45 mph and each race is 7 minutes long!

Dress was casual, but I did my makeup and chose jeans, tank, belt,and long sleeved shirt left unbuttoned. You have to wear closed toe shoes, so I wore sporty New Balance shoes. My husband was coming from work, so he was dressed up. I brought him a polo shirt to change in to.

When we walked in, the sign read closed from 5-8 for private party. That was us!!!!! We were pretty excited and a little nervous. We have been go- karting before plenty of times, but never on a test track.  We had to sign a waiver stating we would not hold them liable if we got hurt. My little heart was beating a bit fast, I admit. I know me. I know  I like to push the pedal down and not look back. This certainly did not mean I won a race against others, but I loved the thrill and started laughing and my husband and I chased each other around the track.

After we signed the waiver, an instructor gave us a brief safety lesson. One was- This is not bumper cars. No bumping of another car. Then we were given a head sock and grabbed a helmet,assigned a car, strapped ourselves in, and sat for a minute till they motioned us forward.

Zooming around, and weaving through the track, was exhilarating and relaxing somehow. I felt somewhat free and thought why? Because I was Playing!

I know we raced more than 4 times and our arms were getting sore and our throats were dry. Each time we could go to the front desk and tell the helpful, sweet staff that we wanted to race again and then we got our printout of our scores.

After playing hard and racing fast, we went to sit down and eat. And did we eat good! The food was catered by Martini’s BBQ. Oh my gosh! It was so very tasty and I was so starving!! I loved the baked beans, potato salad, and the prime rib. I want to go there for a date and get pictures of my plate!

When the night was calming down, and we were tired, and wound up, and full, all at the same time, we decided to start home. Before we left, we sincerely thanked my husband boss and his sons for such a wonderful evening.

As we drove, we made plans to take our son to race. We started planning and mentally going through our calendar of time left before he leaves for Parris Island for the Marines on December 15, 2014. Let him get in some races with his Dad! I will take the pictures and preserve some memories.

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