RED Episode #45: Happy 5th Anniversary of the JG 13.1 Race Weekend!

It’s the 5th Anniversary of the Jeff Galloway Half Marathon Weekend!

You all know that this race is near and dear to my heart because Jeff Galloway is my coach.  Jeff is an Olympian and known all over the world for his Run-Walk-Run method.  He and his wife Barbara have put on a fun and inspiring race weekend for the past 5 years.

Jeff and Barb have helped so many people reach their goals, from weight loss through running to completing a marathon.  He is such a friend to our podcast and a mentor to us.  We just had to celebrate Jeff and Barb in this first episode of our series recapping the 5th annual race weekend!

So, we wanted to take the time to say thank you to Jeff and Barb.  Here are some messages to Jeff and Barb congratulating them on these past five years and wishing them many more to come! 

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RED Episode #43: 2018 Wine and Dine Half Marathon - A Comeback!

Welcome to Orlando, Florida and Walt Disney World for the 2018 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend, Two-Course Challenge, and Epcot Food and Wine Festival!

RUN

In this episode, we run the half marathon on Sunday of theRunDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend.  The course is relatively flat and takes you from Magic Kingdom parking lot to Animal Kingdom and the beautiful Pandora area then to Hollywood Studios before finishing around the World Showcase at Epcot.  My cameraman narrates most of this episode because he wanted me to run "my race at my pace" for this comeback.  It is a comeback because we were picked up at mile 10 of this same half marathon last year. So we had to return and finish what we started.  A year later, 50 pounds lighter, and feeling good on race day, this was an emotional one for the books!

 

EAT

We visited theFlavors from Firebooth at the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival to have their smokey and delicious offerings.  The Piggy Wings are pork wings with a Korean BBQ sauce and a tangy slaw.  The smell of the booth alone is worth Disney bringing it back next year.  We had more from the booth because of the fantastic aroma, so stay tuned for Quick Bites with more to share!

DRINK

Flavors from Firealso had an interesting bourbon beverage called the Swine Brine.  Jim Beam, lemon juice, apple cider, and dijon mustard!  Who thought to put all that together?  A genius, that's who. 

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RED Episode #40: Southernmost Half Marathon and DJ's Clam Shack in Key West

RUN

In this episode, we feature the Southernmost Half Marathon.  We chose this race because our training schedule called for 12.5 miles this weekend and we thought, "Why not run it in Key West?"  Who wouldn't want to see the beautiful sunrise on the Southernmost Point of the United States.  It was humid and hot, but a beautiful course and friendly people.  It was also held on the same course as a full marathon.  The time limit was set to 6-hours for both races, so we thought it would be a no-pressure training run.  The only thing we forgot to bring was our Night Tech Gear shoe lights because we started so early and we were unfamiliar with the course (next time!).  We were thankful to have our Sqoosh to wipe away sweat during the race, and we needed to remember to hydrate and get electrolytes efficiently both before and during the race.  It felt like it was still at the height of the heat and humidity of Florida summer.  So anyone running this one as a first half marathon will love the longer time limit but should remember to stay hydrated, even when starting while it is still dark outside.

 

EAT

As a post-race celebration, we had DJ's Clam Shack on Duval Street in Key West.  Clam strips and conch fritters are amazing there!  We bragged about it so much that a friend of ours who went to Key West the very next weekend had the lobster roll and said he had died and gone to lobster heaven!

DRINK

We had local beer to toast our accomplishment from Islamorada Beer Company while at  DJ's Clam Shack.  It was Sandbar Sunday and it did not disappoint as a light and easy-drinking beer to toast completing our training run!   Yes, we had other beers at Islamorada Beer Company when we stopped there, so we tried one that we did not have as part of our flight in our Quick Bite.  It was glorious after run-walk-running 13.1 miles!

 

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