RED Episode #22: Gasparilla Half and Treasured Chest Challenge

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Last weekend, we participated in the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic.  The PGDC in Tampa, Florida has a variety of distances you can run during the weekend both timed races and races just for fun, and we selected the half marathon as the second part of our Treasured Chest Challenge (running the Donna Half Marathon and the Gasparilla Half Marathon).  It was a hot and humid day.  I’m not gonna lie to you.  I finished the race very slowly and it was HOT and HUMID.  I made the mistake of not hydrating enough before the race or during, so I suffered afterward, so much so that I almost had to skip the eating and drinking portion of our podcast.  But I rallied back to feature a couple of great places.


A place to celebrate our accomplishment? Kojak’s House of Ribs.  A South Tampa staple since 1978 and a recommendation coming directly from my camera man, who was born and raised there, Kojak’s ribs are a must when in Tampa.


We headed to Tampa Bay Brewing Company to try a flight of locally brewed beer.  TBBC is in the heart of Ybor City in Tampa, which has a lot of interesting hot spots.  What did we drink to celebrate the completion of our Treasured Chest Challenge?  A flight, of course!


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