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Short Savannah Overnight

Short Savannah Overnight

I haven’t spent much time in the south other than a few trips to Florida and some time in Texas’ big cities. When the chance to fly in and spend the night in Savannah, Georgia came up, I went for it! Although I only had one night in the city, I appreciated the historic and ornate architecture, the abundance of parks and tree-lined squares, and the scenic Savannah river.

Forsyth Park
Stroll through Forsyth Park

Savannah’s historic area is famous for its 22 public squares, so I decided that the best way to hit all of them up was on a run, which ended up being a great idea!

Savannah Chatham Metro Police Department Headquarters

The route passed by many historic homes and cobblestone-paved paths and was a fun taste of the city. I think my favorite square was the neatly manicured Whitefield Square (the one furthest to the bottom right), but they all had their own charm:

Savannah 22 squares + 1 park run

The quick jog was very nice and plenty of people were out enjoying the day, despite it being quite hot. I stopped to get an iced tea in Forsyth Park since I was parched. The water from public water fountains tasted metallic, it was drinkable but not very tasty. A quick trip back to the hotel to have a shower, then we went out to the Green Truck Pub where we found a good selection of vegetarian options and brews on tap. They also were so hipstery that they didn’t just have filament lightbulbs or mason jars–they had a combination mason-jar filament lightbulb. Whoa. That’s next-level hipster.


There’s plenty we didn’t see, but the short stopover in Savannah was interesting, and I’d like to come back and explore more of the city someday.

Startup Podcast Run

Startup Podcast Run

I have a 3-4 mile loop1 that I’ve been running pretty often this summer–it’s been amazing to have some time to get back into running and feel a little fitter than usual. I’ve been running for years without music or headphones, usually content to let my mind wander and take in the sounds and the scenery as I pass through the neighborhood on foot.

Today, on a lark I decided to switch things up and run with my headphones on, so I asked Jake for a good podcast about startups. He directed me to the aptly named “Startup Podcast” so I installed Pocket Casts and downloaded some episodes before heading out on the run.

I was so engrossed by the startup podcast that I was still running after 4 episodes2 and 6.4 miles! I went a little slower than usual (it’s hard to run with gusto while trying to listen to someone talk), but it was an enjoyable experience that I think I might do more of. I ended up running till sunset at Piers Park, one of the best places to get some nice photos of Boston at any time of day.

The startup podcast is a few years old now and the story is all played out and ready for me to binge through a few seasons, so hopefully they continue to be entertaining enough to help me pass the time and many more miles on the road.

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