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

RUN

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.

 

EAT

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!! 

Thanks for watching.  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 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 

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 #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 

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!

 

 

 

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!

 

 

RED Quick Bite #13 Fillabuger Pulled Pork Stuffed Burger at JDub's Not Quite Friday 5K

In Quick Bite #13, we share the Pulled Pork Stuffed Burger we ordered from the Fillaburger Food Truck at the JDub's Not Quite Friday 5K last week. Okay, actually, it was what my husband ordered, but we ordered the Mac and Cheese Stuffed Burger and the Pulled Pork Burger and agreed to share because they both looked amazing and came highly recommended.   The Pulled Pork Stuffed Burger with it's sweet BBQ sauce and crunchy fried onions was so tasty that we could not skip sharing it with you.  it paired perfectly with the Bell Cow (including a shot of coffee) that we did not film, but I had to have it because I enjoyed it so much at Nice Guys and when I saw it there on tap with addition of a shot of coffee, I couldn't say no.  You can check it out in Quick Bite #6.  

If you are in the Sarasota area on a Thursday night, you really should drop by JDub's Brewing, run their Not Quite Friday 5K, sample their tasty beer offerings, and order a stuffed burger from the Fillaburger Food Truck.  

JDub's Brewing Company

Fillaburger Food Truck

RED Episode #4 Run Walk Run with Jeff Galloway (Part 1)

Welcome back to Run Eat Drink Podcast!  

In this episode, I want to share the method I use to train for races of all distances.  I discovered his method in January 2011, when I ran my first half marathon at Walt Disney World.  I was an inexperienced runner who found a book online with a running schedule in it, tried to follow it, and headed to the race.  Mistakes were made.  I would describe that experience as painful and a real struggle, although I crossed the finish line with my husband and accomplished the goal.  At the race expo, Jeff was giving a motivational talk about his method.  He talked about taking walk breaks so you can finish strong.  Those walk breaks are short, 30 seconds or less,  and protect you from running out of gas at the end of the race.  It does not matter whether you are trying to qualify for Boston or complete your first race, he said, you can use this method to pass others at the end, finish with a smile, and still have energy to celebrate afterward.

When we got home and started to train for our next race, his words were in the back of my mind.  I did some research and found that he had a whole program, and that there was "an app for that" from LoloFit. It gives you a training plan based on your goal, a recommended ratio for running and walking, and during the workouts, it is Jeff's voice telling you when to run, when to walk, and dropping in occassionally with motivation and encouragement to keep going.  I cannot tell you what a difference it made in training, motivation, and performance.  I became one of his e-coach clients, and have been an avid supporter ever since!

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.

Jeff took the time to do an interview with us, and he gave us so much great information, so we are breaking up his interview into three separate podcast episodes.  This is the first part of his chat with us,  Jeff talks about the history of the run-walk-run method and how he became "America's Coach."  In part two, we will explore the science behind the method, and in the final part of his interview with us, Jeff shares resources for anyone out there who wants to use his run-walk-run method.

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 

Terrapin Beer Company

http://terrapinbeer.com/portfolio-item/sound-czech/ 

Let us know what you think!  Follow us on twitterinstagram, or leave comments to tell us your thoughts about the episode or to let us know about races we should run, restuarants 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!

Quick Bite #9: Patio Tapas and Beer

Happy National Wine and Cheese Day! 

Last Thursday we traveled to Boca Raton for the Levis JCC's Run, Sweat, and Beers 5K.  While in Boca, we got the chance to eat at an amazing Tapas restaurant, Patio Tapas and Beer.  When you check in on Yelp, you get a free Sangria, and it being National Wine and Cheese Day today, July 25th, we thought we'd post our review of Patio Tapas and Beer's tasty red sangria.If you are ever in Boca, you should stop by this small restaurant that is packed full of delicious beverages and tapas. 

Patio Tapas and Beer 

Levis JCC's Run, Sweat, and Beers 5K 

 

Question for My Fellow Runners

While this is not a "Quick Bite" or a regular episode, I wanted to put a question out to my fellow runners.  When I can't travel to a destination race, I will be sharing my experiences running, but also asking questions of those runners who are much more experienced than I am.  Like I always say, I am a "back of the pack" kind of runner who makes the most of the race entry fee.  I look to more experienced runners to gain information and I will share what has worked for me in addition to filming the full podcast episodes where I feature a great city, destination run, delicious food, and tasty beverages.  I always say we accomplish, explore, and indulge together.  That accomplishment comes from sharing what I know and learning from the great people I connect with online and through social media.