race report: publix savannah women’s half marathon weekend part ii {4.7 – 4.9.2017}

This is a sponsored post. I am an ambassador for Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K. Due to that relationship, I receive a complimentary race registration, as well as other sponsor amenities in exchange for my honest reviews and promotion of the event and affiliated sponsors. All opinions are my own.

I left you at the finish line of the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon, reveling in our accomplishment and in our pretty fantastic pro pictures.

But now it was time for the rest of the fun!

Saturday – Post Race Party

We collected our medals and worked our way through the finisher’s chute, stopping for a photo and grabbing our reusable Publix grocery bag, filled with water, a banana and a pack of (the most delicious) blueberry mini muffins.

Continuing through the park, we passed the main stage and went to the adult beverages! Each runner was entitled to two beers or mimosas (or one of each, if you were so inclined).

I was delighted to take advantage.

We listened to the local headliner band, Tell Scarlet, rocking out on stage, and it was nice to see people camped out on the grass, enjoying the tunes and the glorious morning.

We did it!

Quite frankly, I could have hung out there all day. But, we were tired and sweaty, and ready to brunch.

The Ordinary Pub post-race has become a bit of a tradition, and I was happy to order a cocktail

and their interpretation of Chicken and Waffles. Again. I just can’t resist. And I got the very last order. Whew.

After our recovery meal, we shopped a bit and then gleefully headed to Leopold’s for ice cream cones. Leopold’s is absolutely amazing and not to be missed. Ever. Meghan and I had (and adored) the Thin Mints Cookies and Cream. Amy got a Lavender flavor. We were all very happy with our choices.

By this point in the afternoon, we were pretty tired and agreed to take a quick nap before going out for the evening.

The plan? Drinks at the rooftop bar at Rocks on the Roof,

with the most incredible view.

And then dinner. I had really wanted to go to The Olde Pink House as a celebratory meal, but there were no available reservations. Meghan called and they were on a rather short wait, so we walked that way, only to find three open seats at the downstairs bar. Winning!

We had more drinks and split three delicious appetizers: cornmeal dipped oysters with green goddess sauce, a local cheese board and fried green tomatoes.

Of course, after the long race and an even longer day of walking the city, we weren’t game for much more. I think we all fell asleep the minute our heads hit the pillows.

Sunday – Yoga On the Square

All good things must come to an end, and we were sad to wake up to our last day in Savannah.

We showered, dressed for yoga, and packed, and then stowed our bags in the car. We planned to go to yoga, get lunch and then collect the car and hit the road.

It was a lovely walk to Ellis Square and we set up our mats on the grass. There was a great turnout.

The practice was quick and challenging, but also just what I needed. Even though I was tired from Saturday’s race, it was wonderful to stretch and breathe deeply and be grateful.

And then it was time to say goodbye.

It was a somewhat sad walk back to the hotel, bidding farewell to Brandi and Amy along the way. Boo.

Meghan and I decided to have one last meal in Savannah, and tried to Public, right across the street from our hotel. It was delicious, and enough to fuel us for the ride home.

Until next year, Savannah!


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