Hiii! How was your weekend? I got some much needed family time in. I hope you were able to get some R & R as well!
I spent the weekend outside of Savannah with my family (minus one sister). It was just what I needed – the weather was perfect, the environment was ideal, there was no worrying about cooking or working. This is me with my brother and youngest sister (the one who galavanted around Europe – she just got back!)
We left mid morning Friday after some clients. We stopped at Chic Fila for some lunch because I love waffle fries for road trips. Any must have foods when you travel by car? Mine are something savory and crunchy and iced coffee! And usually cookies too.
We arrived in Savannah late afternoon and went for a long walk. I love the trees here!
We then came back and got dinner nearby. I went with the salmon with potatoes, veggies, and pineapple slaw. And a caramel chocolate cookie bar for dessert 🙂
On Saturday, I didn’t get up as early as normal for a long run because the weather wasn’t going to be super hot -it actually felt amazing. It was glorious to relax with the fam (although Tater woke every up barking), have some coffee and watch the news. I started my run around 8:30, which was nice. I ran for a little over two hours, doing 16 miles, which will be my max until the marathon. From here on out, I’m in full on taper mode. I’m feeling much better since this week went much better than last week’s long run.
Tapering will include more cross training, running 3-4 days a week light, sleeping in, wearing my compression socks more, focusing on complex carbs and lots of hydration! I”m still working on decreasing that caffeine so I get a jolt for the race! Would love to know how you taper?
I got a lavender iced latte and had lunch #1, which was half of a bagel with cream cheese, and a 3 egg omelet.
Everyone wanted to go walk around downtown Savannah, so we chose a spot for lunch (second lunch for me). We walked around and ate at Sorry Charlie’s! The pimento cheese cornbread was the winner of lunch, in my opinion. I also got a salad with some shrimp.
I will say that I didn’t realize the Kentucky Derby was this weekend until Saturday morning. Saturday evening, we went to a Kentucky Derby Party to watch the race. It was a lovely setting, and there was so much good food – lobster, bourbon maple fried chicken, watermelon and tomato salad, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob (favorite summer food!), and some beef! Naturally, I tried a little bit of everything, saving some room for vanilla ice cream and a cupcake.
The most fun part of the night was watching the Pig Derby. There is a company that provides pig racing, and they had 4 pigs race at a time, kind of simulating the Kentucky Derby. It was soooo cute and very entertaining.
It was such a gorgeous night, and I couldn’t help but swoon over the sunset.
Saturday night, we sat by the fireplace and listened to my brother sing and play the guitar. Check his music out here! He plays in local places around the Nashville area.
Sunday was another beautiful day! We went for a long walk, sat outside and read, and laid by the pool before hitting the road.
What are your road trip snack essentials?
Have you ever seen a pig race? lol
How do you taper?