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One Fine Day

I ran a half marathon this morning!!!!

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I know what you’re hoping. To see an update of how the race went. Too bad I have to recap all of yesterday’s fun first. I also wrote this post last night, so I don’t have all the details to give you just yet. Maybe if you’re nice and keep reading, I can sneak in a little hint on how it all went. I like to help like that. Regardless, a lot of great stuff happened yesterday, so let’s not waste any more time!

We got into Savannah around 11 am and headed directly to the convention center for the expo.

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I picked up my bib number, then headed over to switch my corral. I made a very conservative finishing time estimate when signing up and felt the need to move to a corral more suited to my current pace.

After taking care of that business, Peter and I headed into the expo area for an hour of sampling fun and gathering up some race mementos.

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The expos at larger races are pretty much a grab bag of numerous goodies. We got to try everything from protein samples…

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…to beer! You won’t ever find me turning down a sample of beer.

I also scored big at the Larabar booth.

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I mentioned my intense adoration of the bars and that I regularly use them before long runs, then suddenly found myself behind the counter “modeling” for them.

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I had to sign a release and everything. So unofficial. Winking smile

Once we finished at the expo, we made a trip on the ferry over to downtown Savannah for lunch.

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We chose a little spot called B. Matthews that I found on Urban Spoon.

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As soon as I saw the menu, I knew we picked the right spot. The restaurant served so many intriguing combinations and quite a few craft beers. I opted out of the beer, but into a sandwich combo made for me.

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With a bacon and blue cheese pasta salad on the side.

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It all tasted even better than it sounds.

Once we had full bellies, we went out to explore Savannah a bit. It’s one of my all time favorite cities! We walked around to different parks, down different streets, and chatted a few hours away.

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We may have also made a pit stop at the renowned River Street Sweets.

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Which means we definitely made a stop – for a hunk of PUMPKIN PIE fudge and a large chunk of pecan praline.

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Did you hear that? Pumpkin pie fudge! aknvoadihfjadljdf <--- that’s me with no words to express how much I loved it

By this time, we were nearing 5 o’clock and had to make the decision on whether to hang around and eat dinner downtown or take the ferry back to our car. I knew I didn’t need to walk around for another hour or two, so we went to wait in line for the ferry. It was looooonnnngggg.

Luckily, the boat transportation control men helped find a remedy by opening up one of the huge river boats to shuttle people back over. What a nice surprise to get a free river boat ride!

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Although not as nice as finally getting back to our car, then checking into our hotel room. By 7 pm I crawled into my pajamas, ready for a carbilicious dinner.

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I didn’t know how well that decision would sit with my stomach. But it must have sat well. Let’s just say I ended up beating a secret little goal I had for myself. Hint hint hint. Any guesses? Open-mouthed smile

I’ll let you know if you’re right come Monday morning. Have a great rest of the weekend, friends! Time for me to CELEBRATE!

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  • What are some of your favorite cities?
  • Have you ever “modeled” for anything?

Posted by Tina on November 5th, 2011 42 Comments

The Day Before

It’s only Friday afternoon and I already have so much fun to share with y’all! I have a feeling this weekend is going to be nothing but excitement, fun, and smiles. So, let’s get to it – Fun Fact Friday: “The Day Before” edition.

I most definitely brought my nearly empty jar of White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter with me to create Starbucks oats in a jar for breakfast.

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And the Skinny Peppermint Mocha is, in fact, fabulous.

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Caffeine doesn’t have any power over my ability to pass out in the car.

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And I have no shame in using the “I’m running a half marathon and need my rest” excuse with Peter.

I’m still afraid I forgot to pack something for my race.

If I didn’t have to wake-up super early tomorrow morning, I so would have signed up for one of the late night walking ghost tours through Savannah.

I love creepy ghost stories.

I once met Paula Dean.

But I didn’t even know who she was because I was young at the time.

Don’t forget. Daylight savings is this weekend.

The thought of gaining an extra hour of sleep after running 13.1 miles and getting to actually enjoy the sleep because children won’t rob it from me = priceless.

Although, it also means an extra hour of missing these two.

Yes, I miss them already.

I think I have a pretty rocking playlist.

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Almost all of those songs are new downloads.

I often get Amazon gift cards. I use them all for two things – diapers and music.  #winning

Speaking of diapers and music, I’m still annoyed that Braedon refused to do his little dance to the Party Rock Anthem every time I pulled out the camera yesterday. How do they know?!

Last fact? I’m ready. Ohhhh am I ready!!! I will make sure to update from Facebook and Twitter shortly after with results and then you’ll get a full recap here soon enough. Wish me luck!!

  • Would you do a ghost tour?
  • What would you use an Amazon gift card for?

Posted by Tina on November 4th, 2011 26 Comments

 

 
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Posted: November 16, 2011 at 7:54 am

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From Beginning To End

Posted: November 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

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