In case you’re just now getting the chance to catch up, I thought I would clue you in on the awesomeness that was this weekend:
- The Day Before – getting myself psyched up for the race
- One Fine Day – enjoying all of Savannah on Friday
- I Did It!!! – Savannah Rock N Roll Half Marathon recap
And you better believe the fun didn’t stop there. I had to celebrate such a great experience! In other words, I had to eat some good food and drink some beer.
After crossing the finish line, I went off to find Peter and then headed over to the party area to eat a banana, gulp down two water bottles, stretch out my sore legs, and grab my free beer. Totally understandable for shortly after 10 am, right?
We hung out for awhile in the sun trying to warm up a smidge and listening to Carolina Liar perform.
Don’t think I have heard of them before, but I liked their music well enough.
Eventually my hunger started kicking in, so Peter and I got up to walk around and find a place to eat. Don’t ask me how my legs managed to walk around for an hour before finally setting on The Distillery for lunch.
The Distillery was my kind of place…
Although I don’t hate on the Blue Moon.
Immediately after getting seated I asked the waitress for a recommendation on what to order for a drink. You all know I crave beer hard core after long runs and I had no shame in getting another. She asked if I liked coffee and then recommended the Founder’s Breakfast Stout for a beer.
It did in fact taste very similar to coffee! I sipped it over the course of my meal, in between huge gulps of water. I was thirsty! And hungry.
I ordered the Savannah chicken salad which included fried chicken, caramelized onions, sweet potato fries, tomatoes, cheese, and mixed greens. The interesting combination worked really well. I loved the caramelized onions on it!
Once we finished lunch I wanted nothing more than to head back to our hotel room for a nap, which is just what we did. As soon as I got back in the room, I tossed on some pajamas and crashed in bed for a couple of hours. I probably could have slept even more, but had an important date with some super awesome friends to get to.
We met up at the Moon River Brewing Company, a haunted pub in downtown Savannah, for a celebratory dinner.
Paula and Michelle had run their first full marathons. Allison had run her second marathon and killed it. Julie had rocked out a sub 2 hour race. Katy came back strong in this race after some injuries earlier this year. And Meghann helped her brother Ben achieve an amazing PR in the full. We all had great days and deserved a fun night on the town!
Which, of course, included another beer. Call me a lush if you want, but a few beers over the course of an entire day ain’t no thing!
This time I went very “hoppy” with a Swampwater IPA. Loved every sip!
Although, not as much as I loved all the conversation!
For my dinner, I ordered the only thing that sounded perfect. A big burger!
The black and blue burger with some fries. It wasn’t the best one in the world (slightly dry), but I didn’t complain. I had reached the super-hungry stage of post-race and devoured 3/4 of my plate. Only 3/4 because I had to save room for the second part of our blogger date.
Love you Meghann for the funny pose for my picture! And the action shots from everyone else. Can you tell we like our ice cream?
For the record, if you ever go to Savannah, you must get Leopold’s ice cream. Unbelievably creamy and delicious!
Sadly, from there, we had to all head our own ways and say goodbye. The night (heck – the entire weekend!!) flew by way too fast. It certainly was a fantastic experience. How could it not be? A weekend away with my husband. Killing my first half marathon. And fun with great friends. That’s a weekend to remember and the perfect way to celebrate.
Speaking of celebrating – I never announced the Champion Sports Bra giveaway winners. Guess I shouldn’t have said I would over the course of a traveling weekend. Please forgive me! Now, without further ado, the winners for the Champion Sports Bras (using the random number generator from random.org) are:
- What’s the last thing you celebrated? How do you like to celebrate?