RED Episode #19 Donna Marathon Weekend Part 1: 10K, 5K, Maple Street Biscuit Company, and Main & Six Brewing Company

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RUN

The Donna Marathon Weekend got off to a great start.  We decided to experience as much of the weekend as possible by completing the Booby Trap Challenge, which is the 10K, 5K, and Half Marathon during the weekend.  And who are we kidding, we love the bling!  This episode features the 10K and the 5K.  Both races give runners a great way to see downtown Jacksonville and the eclectic scenery there.

EAT

We were starving when we finsihed our last race, and we had heard great things about The Maple Street Biscuit Company. We decided to try their waffle, complete with bacon and asiago cheese in the batter, salted butter, and warm made-from-scratch maple syrup.  Don't worry, we tried biscuits and their biscuit sandwiches that we will feature in upcoming quick bites, too.

DRINK

Main & Six is one of the newest breweries in the Jacksonville area, and it pays tribute to the community.  Co-Founder Dennis Espinosa talks about how he got started and takes us through a flight of his tasty beers.  Our favorite, of course, was the Hazelnut Coffee Stout, which was a collaboration with Social Grounds Coffee Company.  Although Main & Six has only been open for three months, the beer is on point and it is a spot you need to visit when in Jacksonville.

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RED Episode #18: Off the Road Again

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RUN

In this episode we show you what we do when we are off the road and training for upcoming races.  During the week, there are strength training, yoga, swimming, and running days.  This happens to be a day when we practice cadence drills.  A running drill in Jeff Galloway's training programs at www.jeffgalloway.com, this drill helps you create quick turnover during run-walk-run intervals.

EAT

No, this week we are not indulging.  We make spring rolls. which are a low-calorie snack or lunch option.  

These spring rolls include:

Rice Paper Wrappers

Steamed Shrimp

Sliced Red Bell Pepper

Pre-Shredded Carrot

Sliced Hot House Cucumbers soaked in Rice Vinegar

Sliced Jalapeno

Cilantro Leaves

That is what was in our version, which was inspired by this recipe from Food Network .

DRINK

This week, instead of a cocktail or craft beer, we show you what we do to jazz up water to keep us hydrated.  We add fruit to our water and often use no sodium sparkling water to vary up our beverages.  To have more fun, we put the water in these Star Wars tikis from ThinkGeek. 

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RED Episode #17 Flashback to Jeff Galloway Half Marathon 2017

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RUN

Jeff Galloway 13.1 is a race that is near and dear to my heart because Jeff Galloway has been my run-walk-run coach for so many years.  He and his wife Barbara are such geniune and supportive people who are passionate about running.  Their beautiful half marathon and 5K courses support great causes like the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors and the Piedmont Dog Park as well as the Donna Foundation and Team 413.  The half marathon course takes you through some of the best sights you can see in Atlanta.  This year, the race was a challenge for me becuase I rolled my ankle before mile 1 and had to fight to finish.  Next year, I will come back stronger and more careful than ever to highlight that beautiful course.  It was a race that tested endurance, mental toughness, and dedicaton.  The people on the course, especially the 4:30 pacers and that great group of ladies who finished just ahead of us and stayed to cheer us on, as well as Jeff at the finish, were wondeful to us and we can't thank them enough!  Next year will be great!

EAT

The Wrecking Bar Brewpub is located in a renovated and hisotric space in Atlanta.  The food we had - the corn pups - were incredible! 

Wrecking Bar cheddarwurst, cornbread battered and fried, then served with curry ketchup & yellow mustard.  Melt in your mouth tender meat and the sweetness of the cornbread along with the tart and tang of the dipping sauces... just incredible.

DRINK

The Wrecking Bar Brewpub has homemade ginger beer, lime, and bourbon in their kentucky mule.  It was perfect for bourbon lovers or anyone who likes a moscow mule but is looking for a twist. Their drink meny is eclectic and beer selection is vast and has somehting for everyone, too.

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RED Episode #16: Flashback to Barb’s 5k at the Jeff Galloway Half Marathon Weekend 2017

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In this episode we run the first of two races in the Jeff Galloway Half Marathon Weekend

RUN 

The Double G is made up of two races: Barb’s 5k on Saturday and Jeff’s Half Marathon on Sunday. On Saturday it is a great 3.1 miles through Piedmont Park.  There is such beautiful scenery and a dog park, which is one of my all-time favorite parts of the race.  This one was so special this year because Barb met us and ran across the finishline with us.  It can be a cold one and we saw snow on the ground, but it is a great way to get a change from the scenery here in Florida.

 

EAT 

The Expo for Jeff Galloway's Race Weekend is held at the Westin Peachtree.  At the top of this beautiful hotel is the Sundial Restaurant.   72 floors up to be exact.  The elevator ride alone is breathtaking.  The food was great as you will see in our episode!

 

DRINK 

Barbara Galloway partnered with Orpheus Brewing to give us a great party after the race.  We got a custom-made glass with the logo from the brewery and the race and sampled four different beers from Orpheus Brewing.  And since we love coffee, you know our favorite one featured a collaboration between the brewery and Java Lords Speciality Coffee Roasters.

 

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RED Episode #15: Sarasota YMCA Ringling Bridge Run, Yoder's Amish Restaurant, and Big Top Brewing

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RUN

This week we ran the 15th Annual Sarasota YMCA Ringling Bridge Run in Sarasota.  This run benefits the Sarasota YMCA.  It was a beautiful run over the water, included some hill work on the bridge, which is one of the only ways you can get hill work in Florida, and there was no time limit, so it was perfect to get back into the swing of things in 2018!    Special thanks to Sarasota Police Dparmtent for keeping us safe on the course!

 

EAT

Our next stop was Yoders Amish Restaurant, a famous spot for pie in Sarasota.  They have an amazing breakfast, were featured on Man Vs. Food for their delicous friend chicken, but we were there for the world-famous pie.  It was worth the wait!

 

DRINK

Our final stop this episode was Big Top Brewing Company.  We got to try their Ringmaster, an award-wining Raspberry Berliner Weiss.    It is a sour beer but delicous.

 

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RED Episode 14: Fit Foodie Flashback

This is a flashback episode.  We registered for the Fit Foodie 5K and planned to run it in September of 2017.  Then Hurricane Irma had other plans and it got postponed to December 2017.  If you all have been following me on social media, you know I had an injury during December as well as a crazy holiday schedule that delayed some of my podcasts.  So this is a look back at a fun race where we met some amazing people. 

RUN

The Fit Foodie 5K course had a long and tall bridge in Clearwater, so if this race series comes back and you need to practice some hills, it is a great one.  The John Hancock Villiage with food and beverages afterward was a great time.  If you are not local to Florida, they run this series all over the country.  So be sure to check it out near you if it comes back next year!

CHARITY

We talked with Jessica Bomberg, Vice President for Peer-to-Peer Fundraising with No Kid Hungry.  She talked about their amazing organization and what they do to fight childhood hunger. Please consider running next year, donating on their website, or volunteering to help their cause.  (Not a paid advertisement, we just think what they do is great.)

EAT

Next we stopped by to see Rene Marquis cook some Cauliflower Fried Rice.  It had Forbidden Rice, Tofu, Edamame, and more.  The smell of the soy sauce and spices would have made your mouth water and it is healthy.  It was a tasty dish and looked so easy to make! 

DRINK

Next up, Dunedin Brewery and a chat with Mike Graff from sales and distribution.  We tried an Apricot Peach American Wheat Beer they brought along and Mike helped us toast our accomplishment.  It is one of the most established breweries in Florida, so if you are ever in town, check them out!

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Quick Bite #27: Happy 2018

We are at No. 3 Craft Brews to toast 2018!  We wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and safe 2018.  We hope to bring you more fun races, delicous places to eat, and tasty beverages you should try. 

We thank everyone for their support and hope you will continue to accomplish, explore, and indulge along with us!  Visit our website to tell us where you think we should go next.  Be sure to subscribe and rate us in iTunes and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Happy New Year!!

RED Episode #13: Superheroes Half Marathon at Disneyland

In this episode we run one of our all-time favorite races, the Superheroes Half Marathon at Disneyland in Anaheim California. 

RUN

We run through all of the parks and get a look at the beautiful Paradise Pier in early morning.  Then we run the streets of Anaheim on the way to Angel Stadium.  We run through Angel Stadium and back to Disneyland where we cross the finish line to earn the Black Widow Half Marathon Medal and the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge Medal for completing both the 10K and Half this weekend.  While there are usually more sights to see in Angel Stadium, this was still a favorite and we are so happy we were there one last time.  Keep an eye out for fellow podcaster @RunEatRepeat!


EAT

Yes, we couldn’t help ourselves and went back to Sabroso but this time for their amazing Torta! That is a great sandwich!


DRINK

We headed out to Manhattan Beach and to the MB Post to experience an original cocktail made by one of the bartenders there.  It is amazing and delicious!


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RED Episode 11: Spider-Man 5K, Sabroso!, and Tin Roof Bistro

In this episode, we run the first of three final races to be held at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.  It is the SuperHeroes Half Marathon Weekend.  This is our favorite RunDisney race series and we are so sad to see them on hiatus (hopefully and not canceled for good.)

RUN

This is the SpiderMan 5K.  The course is great through the parks and beautifully lit up with characters all along the course and people cheering you on all along the way, both employees and fans of Disneyland!

Here’s a map of the course we took:

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EAT

Welcome to one of our favorite all-time restaurants, which has also been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Sabroso!  Actually located in Garden Grove, about 10 minutes away from Disneyland, Guy Fieri has featured some amazing dishes from here, but we have a breakfast dish that is out of this world! 

DRINK

Wer took off to Manahhatan Beach for this one and stopped at the Tin Roof Bistro.  It is such a quaint little place minutes from the beach.  They have great craft beers on tap and we featured the Nut Brown Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company out of San Diego, California. 

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RED Episode 10: Wine and Dine Half Marathon and Canada at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

This was a tough episode for me to do because of how the race turned out for me.  I had surgery for a torn meniscus, and I had not done the work of losing the weight for this race, so my knee decided not to cooperate this time around. A sad result, but I will come back next year and fight for redemption using the lessons I learned this year.

But, it is a race that everyone should know about and if you love to Run, Eat, and Drink, like I do, hence the podcast, then the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend are events you should check out!

In this episode, we recap the race, and show for the first time on a RunDisney race course, Pandora in Animal Kingdom!  Which was just beautiful. 

We wanted to complete the other 3 miles to earn the half marathon medal that they gave us, even though we could not earn the challenge medal.  So we were off to the World Showcase at Epcot and we walked it three times to complete the rest of “our race.”

That gave us the chance to share the beer cheese soup from Canada and Moosehead Lager with you.  They are amazing samplings from the Food and Wine Festival.  We have others to come in upcoming Quick Bites.

It was an amazing time and I highly recommend RunDisney weekends.  They may be pricey, but the course through the parks, the characters on the course, the entertainment, and the bling are all reasons to consider a runcation at Walt Disney World in Orlando.  That is why I featured this race, despite what happened.

Here’s the course:

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RED Quick Bite #27: 10K at the Walt Disney World Wine and DIne Half Marathon Weekend

In this Quick Bite, we recap the 10K at the 2017 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend. We did the 10K as part of the Two-Course Challenge.

You can find out more about this Orlando and Walt Disney World race weekend on Run Disney’s website.

It was a nice course that started through the streets around Walt Disney World, then took us to Hollywood Studios, along the water and the awesome scenery as the sun came up along the BoardWalk, and we finished around the World Showcase at Epcot.

Check out some scenery and a recap of what it was like along the course in this short quick bite.

Here is the Course Map that details where we ran on the 10K course:

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I discovered what it was like to have some left in the tank at the end of a race to surge and finish ahead of the balloon ladies. For those who don’t know, I talk about who they are in this quick bite. They are such nice ladies that help us keep pace. I just wish I had reserved more for the half marathon because I think my surge here coupled with my previous knee injury had an impact on my Half Marathon performance the following day. More on that in an upcoming episode.

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RED Quick Bite #26: Sparkle Skirts

Our second stop at the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend Expo was Sparkle Skirts.  Jill Collins, Expo Manager for Sparkle Skirts, took time to tell us what makes Sparkle Skirts great for running at any distance. 

I ran in a HikerChic Sparkle Skirt at the Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend, and it was an awesome experience.  It totally eliminated the need for a running belt at the race. 

If you have any experience with Sparkle Skirts, please share it with us!  Or with the world on social media with #sparkleskirts. Follow them on all their social media outlets @SparkleSkirts.

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RED Quick Bite #25: Night Runner 270 Shoe Lights

This is the first Quick Bite from the 2017 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend at Walt Disney World. 

At the start of any race weekend at Walt Disney World, it is time to pick up our race bibs and check out the expo.

At the expo, we met Renata and Doug Storer, who were featured on Shark Tank for their Night Runner 270 Shoe Lights.  These are great for safety when running in early morning or after dark in the evening.   They took time to talk with us about their product.  Check out their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or YouTube to find out more. 

My husband purchased these lights and we will be reviewing them in a later episode, but here, we interviewed Doug and Renata, not because it is a paid advertisement, but because we believe in staying safe as runners and this is a great product that helps us do just that, so we decided to feature it on the podcast.

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RED Quick Bite #24: In the Kitchen with Chef Blas from Tio’z Food Truck

In this Quick Bite, Blas Baldepina, Owner, Tio’z Urban Dominican Food takes us in the kitchen to show us how three delicious dishes are created.  Fried cheese without breading?  Done.  Chicken Chicharron and Tostones are also selections from the menu that will make your mouth water!  If you ever happen upon this awesome food truck, get them all with the special chili sauce for dipping! 

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RED Quick Bite #23: LauderAle Takes Flight with Christine Merandino

In this Quick Bite, Christie Merandino, Event Coordinator and Tap Room Manager of LauderAle Brewery, takes us on a tour of some of the most popular and tasty beers brewed at LauderAle.

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RED Quick Bite #22: Part 2 of Behind the Beer at LauderAle

In this Quick Bite, we return to Mike White, Director of Brewing Operations at LauderAle Brewery and Tap Room.

In our last episode, Mike talked about the importance of reverse osmosis and adding just the right minerals to mimic water from a certain area when making beer.  He also described the importance and role of the grains and barley in creating beer. 

In this Quick Bite, he focuses on one of his favorites, hops, as well as yeast and its role in the beer making process.

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RED Episode 9: Running Wild, Drinking Great Beer, and Tio’z Dominican Food at LauderAle Brewery

This was an amazing episode to film. Thanks to Ryan Buynak and all the people at LauderAle Brewery and Tap Room for inviting me to film and to the Running Wild LauderAle Run Club for inviting us to tag along on their Monday 5K.

Run
Running Wild, a Fort Lauderdale Running Store, partners with LauderAle to host a 5K run every Monday night at 6:30 at LauderAle. It is a fun run that takes us from the brewery through the industrial park near the airport and back again. And what made the run wild? Monkeys. That’s right, stay tuned during the course highlights for monkeys.

Eat
If you want authentic Dominican food, come get some from Chef Blas Baldepina at Tio’z Urban Dominican Food Truck. We tried the fried cheese that needed no breading, the tasty fried plantains called tostones, and finally, chicharron de pollo. You need “smell-o-vision” to do all of these justice. The homemade spicy chili sauce was simply the best compliment to this meal. We were lucky enough to film inside the truck as Blas was making our meal, and we will feature that in an upcoming Quick Bite.

Drink
We got to go behind the beer and in this episode we feature Mike White, who is in charge of the brewing process at LauderAle. He gave us an introduction to making beer, starting with the water and barley, and he will continue this talk in another Quick Bite very soon.


LauderAle just won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival for their C-Porter, so it seemed appropriate to sample the porter that earned them top honors. With flavors like a hint of caramel, chocolate, and coconut, this dark beer is right up my alley, and I can see why it took home the prize! It is like a mounds bar in a glass, but this Porter is lighter in body than most at 6.2% abv.

 

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