With exactly 33 days until the Country Music Half Marathon and a long run of only seven miles under my belt, I need to start focusing on things other than how in the world I’m going to perform on April 25. That’s why I got super excited when a course change was announced last week.

Let’s just say there will be a portion of the race where I’ll be two-stepping, instead of running. That’s right, this year we’re going down Lower Broadway, past all the honky tonks!

Anyone who’s driven down Lower Broad in the daylight knows that the honky tonks blast music all hours of the day, so I can only imagine what they’ll do when 45,000 people run, walk or two-step down the street.

Race organizers say in addition to making the course more interesting and scenic, the change will help alleviate some of the congestion on the course up ahead. And I think it will probably bring out more spectators, as well.