Both of us were totally hobbling down the street. At this point, I am feeling pain pretty much everywhere in my legs, but the most pronounced pain seems to be on the outside of my left leg, the toes on my left foot, and my right calf. Michelle has some knee pain. I had to wear my fake Uggs to dinner instead of cute footwear, because my feet wouldn't have it any other way.
We stumbled upon FIG, a cute looking restaurant with a short but great looking menu and headed in.
It was actually a tad fancier than what we'd had in mind and we were probably slightly under dressed. The hostess said without a reservation we couldn't get a table til 10pm, but they had seats at the bar open, so we grabbed two and sat there. It was actually really fun sitting at the bar and our bartender was great.
We both started with glasses of red wine- I had a Malbec and Michelle got a Syrah.
Then we studied the menu and decided to split two entrees.
STRUBE RANCH WAGYU BISTRO STEAK sweet potato puree, broccoli, hen-of-the-woods, sauce bordelaise.
SAUTÉED JUMBO FLOUNDER yukon gold puree, capers inlet clam chowder, pancetta.
Wow... This might have been the best steak I've ever had. I'm partial to filet mignon, but the flavor of this steak was UNBELIEVABLE. The crust was flavorful and the meat was tender and juicy. It was heavenly. I don't know if I've ever had flounder before, but Michelle said it was good and I was feeling adventurous. It was so buttery and yummy.
We also each consumed about three slices of fresh, chewy bread.
It was such an incredible meal. The perfect way to celebrate our marathon victory!
After dinner we hobbled to the car. I snapped a couple pictures of the scenery.
We got in the car and drove around a little. This is probably my third time in Charleston and I've yet to really have time to explore and take in the city. I'm going to have to come back with Greg and spend more time here someday.
We found Battery Park, which we'd passed during the race and decided to get out and take a closer look. It's right in front of the water.
The famous cannon balls.
It was a long day and we headed back to the hotel early to get some sleep. I still can't believe I ran a marathon... Surreal.