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.

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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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RED Quick Bite 18: Behind the Mission of Mission BBQ

  

This is a quick bite from the Fort Myers Police Department’s 10th annual Cops and Joggers 5K.  They organize the race to support the Fallen Officers Memorial Foundation and the Brotherhood Ride to honor officers lost in the line of duty this each year. 

Mission BBQ was at the race and the General Manager of their Fort Myers, Florida location, Adam Palladino, took time to talk with us about why the founders are so passionate about supporting first responders, military, police, and veterans.  Adam also gave us a peek behind the delicous flavors of Mission BBQ.  These restaurants are located all over the United States and if you come to one, their passion to serve those who serve this country is evident.  You can taste their dedication to creating delicous dishes in every bite of their food from brisket to pulled pork and sausage as well as amazing sides like mac and cheese and desserts.  You should stop by if you ever see a location or if you find them supporting a community event like we did.

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RED Episode 8: FMPD Cops and Joggers 5K, Mission BBQ, and Bury Me Brewing

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We are so excited to feature the Cops and Joggers 5K in this episode.  Fort Myers Police Department in partnership with Fort Myers Track Club hosted this nighttime race to benefit the Fallen Officer Memorial Fund and Brotherhood Ride.  It is a cause near and dear to my heart because I have been married to a police officer for 19 years.  I talked with the Race Director, Lieutenant Jeffery Bernice about the race. The Fallen Officer Memorial Fund supports families of officers lost in the line of duty and the Brotherhood Ride honors officers who have made that ultimate sacrifice.  This is the tenth year of the race and it was moved to an evening race to entice more runners and create a family fun night.  It delivered a fun experience for all.  I highly recommend this race for anyone living in the Southwest Florida area.  We got goodie bags that included a runner blinking light, a pen, a sample of BioFreeze (a great friend for sore muscles after a race), a t-shirt with a great tagline, and a keychain with the Cops and Joggers logo.

 

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At the Cops and Joggers 5K, we got the chance to try Mission BBQ.  They are on a mission to support the Military, Police Officers, and Firefighters as well as other worthy causes.  They were serving up Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken Sliders along with Macaroni and Cheese.  Amazing flavors.  There are locations all over the United States and we highly recommend visiting one to try their amazing BBQ.  We have a Quick Bite coming up soon that features an interview with the General Manager of the Fort Myers location, Adam Palladino.

 

DRINK

Finally, after we ran our race and accomplished our goal, we needed to explore the new Octoberfest Brew launched by Bury Me Brewing in Fort Myers. Danse Macabre Marzen was the first that we tried.  It was a good version of an Octoberfest beer.  This funky little place has a great vibe and wide selection of beers.  Yes, we got a flight and will share the other beers on Quick Bites soon!

 

This was a great journey around Fort Myers.  Let us know where we should go next!  Please subscribe and rate us on iTunes, visit our website, and follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook. Let us know where we should go run, eat, and drink, so you can accomplish, explore and indulge right along with us.

 

RED Episode 7 Safety Tips for Running at Night, Guiness Stew, and Upcoming Podcast Episodes

We are so happy to be getting back to a regular schedule, having power, and getting internet back after Irma!  We can't wait to get back to publishing upcoming episodes.

First, it is just a reminder to be safe if you are running late at night or early in the morning, and wear light colors.  Even better, purchase a light you can wear as you run to alert drivers on the road.  You can get one at any speciality running shop in town.

Second, it is an awesome recipe for dinner.  Check this Guiness Beef Stew recipe out from Cooking Light and My Recipes. The drink and the food in one shot this episode!  It is a great cold weather dish, so we turn up the AC in Florida and pretend it is winter!  Seriously, it is great comfort food that is done in a healthy way.

Third, upcoming races!  We have the following podcast episdoes coming up and of course bonus content in quick bites as well!

LauderAle Run

RunDisney Wine and Dine Two-Course Challenge

RunDisney Infinity Gauntlet Challenge

Fit Foodie Run

Jeff Galloway 13.1 Race Weekend with Billy Mills

Finally, a special thank you to Pam and Ariel Gonzalez, of Pure Creative Apparel.  They put together a swag care package for us after Hurricane Irma.  They designed our logo and put it on polos, race shirts, and bags that you will see in upcoming episodes!  Check them out!  They make aamzing gear!  Follow them on Instagram. Twitter, or Facebook.

We even have a bonus episode that we did not even mention in this podcast, so stay tuned!! 

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RED Quick Bite #17 We're Back!

We are recovering from Hurricane Irma and getting back into a regular schedule of running, eating, and drinking.

Originally, we were supposed to have an awesome September, with an episode from the Fit Foodie Run in Clearwater and an interview from Olympic Silver Medalist and 2014 Boston Marathon Champion, Meb Keflezighi.  Then, that very same week, were were headed back to Boca Raton to interview someone from Barrel of Monks Brewery and run in the Sprint and Sip, from the same community organization, Levis JCC, that hosted Run, Sweat, and Beers back in July.  

However, Irma had other plans for us.  We will still be participating in the Fit Foodie Run, which has been rescheduled for December 2017.  We will feature the Sprint and Sip on its rescheduled date in March 2018.  So we have some amazing content for future episodes!

For now, it is less than 40 days from the Wine and Dine 2-Course Challenge and Infinity Gauntlet Challenge.  I can’t believe it and I am so nervous.  I want to be ready!  So our focus in October, will be getting back to regular episodes and featuring some aspects of our Galloway Training, gear for upcoming races, our progress toward weight loss goals, and some great adult beverages (because our weight loss plan still incorporates indulgences every now and then).  We may even be able to get in another 5K race before our busy schedule in November.

Thanks for your patience and your continued support of our podcast.  

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RED Quick Bite #16 Hurricane Irma

This is a really short Quick Bite.  We are heading to a safe place in the wake of Hurricane Irma.  Hope everyone stays safe.

Originally, we were going to participate in the Fit Foodie Run this weekend in Clearwater, and we were so excited about it.  It has been rescheduled to December 9th due to the Hurricane, so we will have to wait a bit for the race that seemed to be themed just for us! 

We hope everyone impacted by Hurricane Irma stays safe.  We can't wait to get back to filming the podcast and to accomplish, explore, and indulge along with you after this storm is over.

 

Quick Bite # 15: Cadence Drills with Jeff Galloway

Welcome back for another Quick Bite!  This time it is a “bite” of information about Jeff Galloway’s Training Program, using the Run-Walk-Run Method.

On Sunday, August 6th. America’s Coach and Olympian Jeff Galloway hosted a running school at the Orlando Track Shack in Orlando, Florida.

He talked about the different aspects of his training program including the long run component, the maintenance runs during the week, and drills that can improve your cadence and ability to use momentum to conserve resources when running.

Here, in this quick bite, he talks about Cadence Drills.  They are a drill that I practice once a week, usually on a Tuesday or a Thursday, to increase turnover, or the number of steps I can get into a 15 or 30-second interval.  It helps me remember to keep the stride short and the steps quick to increase that turnover, but do it in such a way that does not leave me huffing and puffing.

These drills really challenge me and at the end I am usually covered in sweat, and I've hit a barrier where I can't do anymore steps because I am huffing and puffing.  That's when I know it is time to back off on the number of steps I do within that 30-seconds. Early in the training season, I do 4 every Tuesday along with 4 of the Acceleration Gliders.  I work up to doing 6-8 on a Tuesday.   I can really tell when I have been doing them consistently because then I don't have to correct myself for making my steps too wide or long as often during races, 400s, 800s, or race rehearsal segments.  It feels better when I keep them short in terms of any "weak links" and my attempts to avoid IT Band issues.  It just feels better overall because it helps me get into a rhythm.

There are videos on Jeff’s website that are great resources when it comes to incorporating these drills into your training.

Thanks to the Orlando Track Shack for allowing us to film this Quick Bite!

Orlando Track Shack

http://trackshack.com 

Jeff's Websites for training resources, JG 13.1 Race Weekend, and his blog

http://www.jeffgalloway.com 

https://jeffgalloway131.com 

http://jeffgalloway.typepad.com  

Jeff's Training calendars for RunDisney

https://www.rundisney.com/training/running/ 

Jeff's YouTube Videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_hsvva_nH70z1RbNSbDIw 

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RED Episode #6: Run Walk Run With Jeff Galloway Part 3

Welcome back to another episode of the Run Eat Drink Podcast!

On Sunday, August 6th,  America's Coach and Olympian, Jeff Galloway, hosted a 3-hour running school in Orlando, Florida at the Track Shack. This gave me a great opportunity to share with all of you what his method is all about and why it works. It was such a great experience,  and afterward we sampled some tasty food and beverages right around the corner at Santiago's Bodega.

In part three, we explore the resources that Jeff has to offer on his website.  Anyone, from someone just getting started to an elite runner, can use his method to improve time or train to cross that finish line for the first time and feel great after the race.  These resources include books, videos, a run-walk-run timer, resources for recovery like the BFF massager, and a variety of support from e-coaching to race retreats, local galloway training groups, and customized training.

He also mentions his JG 13.1 Race Weekend and I did not talk about it in the interview, mainly because I was so honored and a bit "starstruck" to be talking to Jeff, but we have run both Barb's 5K and the 13.1 for two years now.  It is one of the best race weekends out there.  There is no pressure because the course time limit is 4 hours and 30 minutes.  It is run-walk-run friendly, of course.  The Atlanta sites are amazing on the courses and the finish, with Jeff there to congratulate you whether you are first or the very last runner, is incredible, too.   We cannot wait to feature that race on this podcast, and he has special guest and Olympic Gold Medalist, Billy Mills, coming to give a motivational and inspirational talk.  It will be a great weekend!  

In this episode, we also feature another amazing tapas dish from Santiago's Bodega, Patatas Bravas.  It was tasty, and it was different from the version we had at Patio Tapas and Beer in Boca Raton at the Run, Sweat, and Beers 5K in July.  Both are worth the trip, let me tell you!

Special thanks to the Orlando Track Shack, Jeff Galloway, and Santiago's Bodega for allowing us to film this episode.  Here are some resources so you can find out more about his method and the delicous food and beverages we tried.

Phidippides - Jeff's Running Store in Atlanta, GA

http://www.phidippides.com/

Orlando Track Shack

http://trackshack.com 

RunDisney

https://www.rundisney.com 

Lolo Fit Apps by Jeff Galloway in iTunes

http://lolofit.com/apps/easy_5k_with_jeff_galloway  

http://lolofit.com/apps#half-marathon-with-jeff-galloway 

Jeff's Websites for training resources, JG 13.1 Race Weekend, and his blog

http://www.jeffgalloway.com 

https://jeffgalloway131.com 

http://jeffgalloway.typepad.com  

Jeff's Training calendars for RunDisney

https://www.rundisney.com/training/running/ 

Jeff's YouTube Videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_hsvva_nH70z1RbNSbDIw 

Santiago's Bodega

http://www.santiagosbodega.com/home.php?restaurant=2 

Patio Tapas and Beer in Boca Raton (mentioned in this episode and reviewed in Episode 2)

https://www.patiotapasandbeer.com 

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RED Quick Bite #14 Acceleration Gliders with Jeff Galloway

Welcome back for another Quick Bite!  This time it is a “bite” of information about Jeff Galloway’s Training Program, using the Run-Walk-Run Method.

On Sunday, August 6th. America’s Coach and Olympian Jeff Galloway hosted a running school at the Orlando Track Shack in Orlando, Florida.

He talked about the different aspects of his training program including the long run component, the maintenance runs during the week, and drills that can improve your cadence and ability to use momentum to conserve resources when running.

Here, in this quick bite, he talks about Acceleration Gliders.  They are a drill that I practice once a week, usually on a Tuesday or a Thursday, to practice going from walking to running and then back to walking using momentum to glide smoothly in and out of intervals, so I can conserve resources.  It has helped me find a better rhythm when running and trained me to keep my steps small and focus on conserving energy.

There are videos on Jeff’s website that are great resources when it comes to incorporating these drills into your training.

Thanks to the Orlando Track Shack for allowing us to film this Quick Bite!

Orlando Track Shack

http://trackshack.com 

Jeff's Websites for training resources, JG 13.1 Race Weekend, and his blog

http://www.jeffgalloway.com 

https://jeffgalloway131.com 

http://jeffgalloway.typepad.com  

Jeff's Training calendars for RunDisney

https://www.rundisney.com/training/running/ 

Jeff's YouTube Videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_hsvva_nH70z1RbNSbDIw 

Let us know what you think!  Follow us on TwitterInstagramFacebook, or leave comments on www.runeatdrink.net  to tell us your thoughts about the episode or to let us know about races we should run, restaurants we need to visit, or places where we can sample tasty beverages and share them with everyone.  Our goal to share these experiences so everyone can accomplish, explore, and indulge, too!

 

RED Episode #5: Run Walk Run with Jeff Galloway Part 2

Welcome back to another episode of the Run Eat Drink Podcast

On Sunday, August 6th,  America's Coach and Olympian, Jeff Galloway, hosted a 3-hour running school in Orlando, Florida at the Track Shack. This gave me a great opportunity to share with all of you what his method is all about and why it works. It was such a great experience,  and afterward we sampled some tasty food and beverages right around the corner at Santiago's Bodega.

In part two, we explore the science behind the method and how Jeff himself used it to qualify for the Boston Marathon when he wanted to make it back after the tragic events there in 2013.  Anyone, from someone just getting started to an elite runner, can use the method to improve time or train to cross that finish line for the first time and feel great after the race.  

Special thanks to the Orlando Track Shack, Jeff Galloway, and Santiago's Bodega for allowing us to film this episode.  Here are some resources so you can find out more about his method and the delicous food and beverages we tried.

Phidippides - Jeff's Running Store in Atlanta, GA

http://www.phidippides.com/

Orlando Track Shack

http://trackshack.com 

RunDisney

https://www.rundisney.com 

Lolo Fit Apps by Jeff Galloway in iTunes

http://lolofit.com/apps/easy_5k_with_jeff_galloway  

http://lolofit.com/apps#half-marathon-with-jeff-galloway 

Jeff's Websites for training resources, JG 13.1 Race Weekend, and his blog

http://www.jeffgalloway.com 

https://jeffgalloway131.com 

http://jeffgalloway.typepad.com  

Jeff's Training calendars for RunDisney

https://www.rundisney.com/training/running/ 

Jeff's YouTube Videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP_hsvva_nH70z1RbNSbDIw 

Santiago's Bodega

http://www.santiagosbodega.com/home.php?restaurant=2 

Let us know what you think!  Follow us on our website,  Twitter, InstagramFacebook, or leave comments to tell us your thoughts about the episode or to let us know about races we should run, restaurants we need to visit, or places where we can sample tasty beverages and share them with everyone.  Our goal to share these experiences so everyone can accomplish, explore, and indulge, too!