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 Quick Bite #58: Chocolate Studio at the 2018 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Here's our fourth Quick Bite from the 2018 Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend

We stopped at the Chocolate Studiothat is a part of the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.  We had it all...Liquid Nitro Chocolate-Almond Truffle, Sweet Dark Chocolate Raspberry Torte, Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Frozen Cocktail with Caramel Vodka, and Croft 10-Year Tawny Port.  This was a dessert-lover's dream. We hope you'll watch, share, and enjoy this holiday weekend!

Stay tuned for race recaps and more, including visits to booths at the 2018 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival (YUM!).  Also, the most meaningful episode from the weekend - the Half Marathon Recap - is coming on SATURDAY.  I'm hoping you'll watch and share, or even just drop me a comment to help celebrate this big comeback with me.  It would mean so much!

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RED Quick Bite #41

RUN

My husband had a work conference in Orlando.  So, I decided to tag along and do my training runs at Walt Disney World through the various parks (I was lucky enough to get the time off from my day job).  I will share one of those runs in an upcoming episode.

EAT

While we were there, we discovered that Disney Springs had special pairings at various restaurants and bars for a Brews & BBQ event.  How could we say no?  We headed to Raglan Road one night to try the Boaring Burger they were featuring as part of the Brews and BBQ event. Can you say party?  It was a great atmosphere with live music and dancers plus the food was mouth-watering.  You have got to go!

DRINK

While we were there, we tried the beer that Orlando Brewing Company made exclusively for Raglan Road, the Blagger Organic Blonde Lager.  It was yummy and low ABV, so it was a tasty pairing with the burger and it would have been a great post-race beer as well. Light and not hoppy, with a little kick at the start and honey on the finish.  We could have many of those.  But of course, we will always grab a cab, Uber, or Lyft to be safe and responsible after having any adult beverages, of course!  It is really easy to meet up with that kind of transportation on the property.

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