After a shower and some time to cool off I was feeling better. One of the people in a Facebook group had organized a meet up at one of the Biergartens in Berlin after the race. I made my way to Prater Biergarten and looked for any of the people I knew. Not seeing anyone I elected to get a beer and wait for them. As I was standing in line, the woman in front of me and I started talking about our races. Her name was Jackie and she was there meeting the same group that I was and we agreed to look for them together. Due to the long line we both agreed that ordering 2 beers at a time was the way to go. We found our group and people came and went throughout the night so there were a lot of names. By the end of the evening people were going up and ordering 4 beers at a time because you could carry 2 in each hand and it was easier to order for the group. 😀 There is a group picture out there, I just haven’t gotten a copy yet.
Around 10:45 the workers came by to grab glasses from our table. There were 10 of us still there and we probably had 25 glasses. Someone asked if this was last call and the guy laughed and said last call was 30 minutes ago so no more beer for us! As we were all getting ready to leave, a guy at another table was singing opera music so after some prodding by some members of our group he got up on the table and treated us to some songs.
A few of us were still in search for some food and beers so we went across the street to an Italian restaurant because runners love their carbs. It was me, Jackie from Toronto, Rex also from Toronto, and William from France. The waiter did tell us they were closing soon and we said we would eat fast!
After closing that place down too, we all decided to call it a night. I opted for an Uber back to the hotel because taking the train was going to take too long.
Funny note, when I got back to the hotel I stuck what I thought was my key in the box to turn on the lights and the AC. This morning when I was getting ready to leave, I went to grab my key and realized that I stuck my drivers license in the key box! Whoops. Apparently I had a really good night