Ten on the 10th: Fabulous Things About a Ladies’ Weekend

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{The Ladies }

Ten on the 10thSooooooo…this is not quite getting posted as early as I’d like today, but it is technically still the 10th (and my sis-in-law, Lauren’s birthday!).

Four amazing ladies and myself ventured to Savannah, GA this weekend for the Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon yesterday. We rented a house on Tybee Island for the weekend, and had a WONDERFUL time, to say the least.

Savannah is such a cool city – a combination of so many facets – history, southern charm, with an artsy edge in a gorgeous setting, and I must say, I was wowed by how well the city of Savannah orchestrated the event. From arriving at the expo to pick up our race packets and materials on Friday, the much appreciated convenience of the shuttle system very, very early Saturday morning from Tybee Island into Savannah, the start line organization, the finish line efficiency…really my only complaint is how long the line was for the beer tent!

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{Borrowed from the Rock-N-Roll Marathon Series Site – Race Start on Saturday}

I was anticipating there being more continuous music along the course, but the incredible hospitality provided by the people of Savannah and interest of the scenery made up for the lapse between bands. Most all of Savannah’s residents along the course emerged from their homes, singing excited “Good MORNING!s”, “Welcome to Savannah!s”, and “Y’all look amazing!s”, some dressed in costumes, or wearing funny hats, or enjoying just enjoying a mimosa and their breakfast on their porches; many were holding colorfully decorated banners and signs (along with the to-be-expected friends and family of runner spectators). They offered LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of high fives, encouragement, cheers, entertainment, mid-course photo booths in quaint little neighborhoods, entertaining front yard décor and impressively decorated lawn chairs, non-race sponsored college boys in kilts with beer “refreshment stands” somewhere along mile 9, and music coming from homes and radios and front lawns on top of the bands at each mile…and those are just examples of spectators!!!

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{Jenn, Claire, Myself, and Anna – Pre-Race}

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{Claire and I right before the race started as the sun was rising over Savannah}

Four of us participated in the half marathon, and the fifth lovely lady was an excellent cheerleader. I didn’t finish as fast as I’d have liked to, but I wasn’t last, so I’m ok with that. We had a relaxing rest of the day yesterday, an excellent dinner at Sting Ray’s Seafood two blocks from our house last night, and polished of the near-perfect weekend with watching the sunrise this morning and cooking brunch together – complete with Mimosas and Bloody Marys.

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{After the race with our medals and the traveling quilt}

It was hard to leave, but I can definitely say that I am refreshed and renewed – albeit every so slightly sore (note: sarcasm)…

That said – here’s your Ten on the 10th for November:

10 Fabulous things about a girls weekend –

  1. Laughing until you almost pee your pants…and then laughing some more.
  2. Getting a fresh perspective by stepping away from your current one.
  3. Enjoying the incomparable company of cherished friends.
  4. Checking out new places on the map and expanding your “Been there, done that” list.
  5. Meeting cool cats and local personalities.
  6. Discovering local dives.
  7. Taking a break from reality.
  8. Mimosas and bloody marys…and wine…of course
  9. Bananagrams
  10. Appreciating the little things – like sunrises on the coast set to the sound of the ocean.

Have a great week!

à bientôt j'espère

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{Sunrise on Tybee Island, GA}

Lauren is a Sr. Designer of Product Graphics for an international manufacturing company by day and a creativity crusader, designer, planner extraordinaire, artist and blogger in her “free” time. Follow her and The Olive Shoe on Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram! Please subscribe to receive emails, of course, come back and visit again soon!

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3 Comments

  1. Donna Locy

    thanks for sharing a glimpse of your wonderful weekend. You amazing young women make my heart proud. The quilt is on a journey all its own and travels more than I do. Luv ya bunches

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