Savannah: a brief recap and I met Arian Foster!!!

Hello, hello!

Holy cow, what a weekend!

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I’m got back from FitBloggin’ yesterday afternoon and, even though I had stopped driving, my brain still wanted to go 70 mph.

I learned so much stuff! I have so many ideas!

Honestly, I’m a little overwhelmed by it all!

It’ll probably take me a full week to sort out all my thoughts and review all the notes I took before I can really recap it.

The drive to Savannah took me about 7 hours and was actually pretty decent.

Except for South Carolina. What’s up with that, anyway?

I’m sure South Carolina is a lovely state. I mean, people go there for beaches and stuff, right? No one would go to an ugly beach, right?

They even have really fancy “hey, you’re entering South Carolina” signs.

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But, honestly, that 200 mile stretch of I-95 was just plain old ugly and boring.

I thought maybe it was just the fact that I first drove through it after lunch and it was warm and I was just tired.

Nope, sucked equally on the way back and I was driving through it in the morning.

The best part of South Carolina? (besides leaving it…..)

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This sign:

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Coosawhat?!

Bahhahahahahahahahaha!

Anyway, at FitBloggin, I finally met up with Lena!!!!

She’s totally awesome and I love that we’ve become friends through blogging! πŸ™‚

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We had a great time, both inside at the sessions and outside checking out Savannah. We had some time built in to the day where we could get out and explore and eat, etc.

It was a nice break and Savannah didn’t disappoint.

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view from the hotel. Uh-May-Zing.

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Savannah is FULL of squares and parks. Just gorgeous!

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Could have spent HOURS checking out all the beautiful buildings.

Most definitely had to stop and get some pralines. It’s a MUST when you’re in the south. πŸ™‚

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Pralines! I couldn’t decide which one to get so I got both. Duh.

These riverboats were pretty much right outside our hotel. They had restaurants on board and did dinner cruises.

Yeah, I get seasick so I just enjoyed looking at them from solid ground. πŸ™‚

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Riverboats

Apparently, Savannah is a HUGE shipping port. I had no idea! These container ships went by quite regularly and, as you can tell, they are stacked super high! These things are massive!

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container ship

There were many different brands there and brand ambassadors giving away free samples. Pretty sure I’m set for a while. πŸ™‚

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Oh, and I totally got to meet Arian Foster.

lemme take a selfie

lemme take a selfie

He was really awesome and I had a nice talk with him about his diet and health choices (he went vegan for a while) and how it affected him and his training. Of course, the whole time I’m totally freaking out in my head because, yeah, I’m just standing there chatting with ARIAN FOSTER!!!!!

Thanks for snapping the photo, Lena!!! :)

Thanks for snapping the photo, Lena!!! πŸ™‚

So, after all that excitement and a 7 hour drive, I was pretty wiped out when I got home yesterday.

I had track work on my calendar for this morning but I decided I needed to sleep in instead.

I mean, FitBloggin’ is no joke – early rise, late to bed, and go, go, go all day long.

I needed the break!

Except, my brain didn’t agree.

So, I did what runners do when their brain won’t turn off – I squeezed in a few miles before work. πŸ™‚

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Now comes the fun part – making sense of it all and deciding what I want to do with everything I learned.

FUN!

Talk to me: Have you ever been to Savannah? Have you ever been to South Carolina? Why is it so blah (at least on I95)??

– jennifer

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6 thoughts on “Savannah: a brief recap and I met Arian Foster!!!

  1. SO glad I got to meet and hang with you. As you could probably tell I was a bit adrift and overwhelmed. Having you and Lena who were so warm and approachable to talk to went such a long way to helping me get over newby jitters.
    Denver in 2015? I’m sure tempted!
    –Jan (“Crabby”)

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