I am an ambassador for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon. I have been gifted with a complimentary race entry and other amenities and compensation in exchange for promoting the event. All opinions are my own.
Not even the rain could bring us down from a beautiful race well run. We returned to our respective hotels to shower and change and get ready for the busy afternoon ahead.
First up? The Ordinary Pub. Brunch there has become something of a Savannah race weekend tradition. Great ambiance, delicious food and bottomless mimosas? Yes, please.
Amy had arranged for some tickets to the American Prohibition Museum, and we were treated to an incredibly interesting self-guided tour of the role liquor played in our country’s history. It was fascinating.
At the end of the tour, we gained access to a speakeasy and got to sample some cocktails from the 1920s. So cool.
The rain hadn’t let up at all, so we spent the afternoon ducking in and out of the shops on Broughton. I ended up purchasing an adorable Florida-themed wallet from Spartina, one of the race sponsors, while the other ladies treated themselves to goodies from Nourish and Savannah Bee Company. Nothing wrong with a little retail therapy to celebrate a fun day, right?
Also, nothing wrong with a fancy dinner. We snagged a table in the downstairs bar of The Olde Pink House, one of my favorites.
It’s always so hard to commit to a meal, so we shared and sampled appetizers and salads and sides, and it was simply perfect.
I really wanted another crack at Leopold’s but I was stuffed. And tired. And even though the rain had finally let up for the walk back to our hotel, I was totally ready for some pajamas and bedtime.
Sunday morning dawned sunny and COLD. It was seriously in the 40s! I had a few warmer pieces of clothing, but nothing that was totally suitable for Yoga on the Square with Dancing Dogs Yoga! We bundled up as best we could and met Amy in the lobby.
The plan was to grab donuts at Rise and coffee at The Coffee Fox, and hope that the combination would keep us warm through an hour of recovery yoga.
Despite the chill, there was a wonderful turnout in Ellis Square. Outdoor yoga the morning after the race is always such a treat and even though it was a fairly challenging flow, my hamstrings and hips really appreciated the attention.
I did end up warming up enough to take off my top layers, but I was looking forward to another hot shower.
When the flow ended, we said all our goodbyes and thank yous and went back to pack our bags.
The plan was to end the weekend with a late breakfast at The Public next to The DeSoto and then hit the road.
It’s always sad to say goodbye to this weekend. From the friends to the food to the showcase events, I hate driving out of the city and turning onto the highway for home.
If you haven’t joined in the fun of the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon and 5K, it’s time you did. The date is set for April 6, 2019, and registration will open soon! As hard as it is to imagine, I know it will be better than ever and you don’t want to miss it!
Will you be joining us in 2019?
What makes a racecation great for you?