RED Quick Bite #55: A Pre-Race Chat with Olympian Jeff Galloway!

Here's our first Quick Bite from the 2018 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekendand it's a big one... an honor to talk with Olympian and America's Coach, Jeff Galloway!

He was so nice and knew how much this weekend as well as his race weekend coming up in December mean to me, so he offered to sit down and have lunch with us and talk about last minute race tips for this weekend.  Jeff has been our e-coach for many years now, and his expert advice and training plans make all the difference.  He is such a generous and kind man with a wealth of knowledge for everyone in the walking,  run-walk-run, or running community.  We are so glad we got to sit down with him and get some advice.  Our cameraman will tell you that it calmed my nerves tremendously!  

(This was not a paid advertisement in any way.  I am just really lucky to have such a great friend and coach who is willing to share his knowledge on the podcast.)

We will see him again for his race weekend and it's the 5th anniversary of his Jeff Galloway 13.1 Half Marathon Weekend.He just recently did a medal reveal on YouTubeand it is huge!  What a feeling it will be to have Jeff at the finish as we receive that 5th anniversary medal. I can't wait!  Check out the videoand the race. Come join us!  

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RED Quick Bite #54: Wine and Dine Episodes Coming and a Special Thank You to Everyone!

We fully intended to have episodes out this week from our incredible weekend at Walt Disney World for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend.  We had to hit the ground running in our day jobs, and that caused a slight delay.  

We will have the episodes out next week and we think they will be worth the wait!  So please, stay tuned.

Also, thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement through each and every episode, but especially this weekend.  It meant so much to us!

Tune in next week for some awesome shows!

 

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RED Episode #41: Cops and Joggers 5K in Fort Myers

RUN

The Cops and Joggers 5K was a race we did last year in Fort Myers.  Hosted by the Fort Myers Police Department and the Fort Myers Track Club, this race benefits the Fallen Officer Memorial Foundation.  We ran to help support the Fort Myers Police Department.  We had to return, especially in this year when they have lost one of their own in the line of duty, Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller back in July.  

We wanted to feature this race again because it is an outstanding community event and it helps support those who put their lives on the line everyday to keep us safe.  In addition, it honors and supports the families of officers.  As you know, if you have watched our podcast, our cameraman and my husband is a police officer, so this race is very meaningful for me and it is very difficult to talk on camera at times.  But it is a cause I believe in very deeply and want others to support.  

Also... it does help us get in some hill work with that bridge!

A special thank you to Captain Jay Rodriguez who took time to talk with us about the event that night and to Lieutenant Jeffery Bernice who coordinated such a great event to honor the fallen and raise money for their families.  

EAT

In downtown Fort Myers there are a whole host of businessmen and women looking for a quick and tasty lunch during the work day.   Downtown Fort Myers has gotten a makeover during the last few years with some nice and trendy restaurants and bars that contribute to a revitalized night life as well.  

A staple of downtown Fort Myers since 2005 is Downtown House of Pizza.  They have a variety of tasty pies.  It is popular with the bar-hopping crowd at night as well as a place to grab a quick lunch if you are working downtown near the courthouse.  We tried their new vegan pizza, complete with a vegan cheese and tons of fresh veggies.  The garlic, oregano, and outstanding crust make this pizza delicious.  It is a nice healthy option. I would not have known it was vegan if you did not tell me!  We definitely want to go back and try more pizza and some of DHOP's homemade desserts, too!  

DRINK

We have been wanting to try Fort Myers Brewing Company for a long time.  The first local brewery in Fort Myers, this cool little place opened back in 2013.  In May we featured a collaboration beer they made for Nice Guys Pizza's 5th anniversary celebration.  This time, we went directly to the source.  It is located in Gateway.  Fort Myers Brewing Company has become a gathering place for people to taste great local beer, sample food from some great food trucks, and attend fun community events like a Halloween beer mile and more!  We talked with Joel Germain and he took us through a flight of their original beers and talked about what makes it such a great place to have a beer and stay a while.

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