RED Episode #38: Joggin’ for Frogmen 5K and “Bourbon & Beyond”
In this episode, we run the Joggin for Frogmen 5K to benefit the Navy Seals Foundation on Saturday. It was at South Oldham High School in Crestwood, not too far outside Louisville. The weather was awesome and the course was almost entirely on the high school campus. It was mainly flat and it is an inexpensive race that everyone can run or walk and feel inspired knowing they are supporting a great cause. We talk to the media manager for the event, Steve Watkins, who is also a former Navy Seal, and he tells us about the foundation and what it does for families of Navy Seals as well as Navy Seals themselves.
We got to the Bourbon and Beyond Festival on the first day with a plan to research and prepare to film our food segments on the second day of the festival. We saw lots of local eats and we talked to several people at many booths. We were exited. I can tell you Island Noodles were tasty... we wish we had filmed some segments on Saturday.
We tried many cocktails as part of the Jefferson’s Reserve VIP Lounge Area. The Jefferson’s Airplane was a great cocktail that was part of our VIP experience. The Old Fashioned they made us was also awesome. We wanted to bring you so many of the offerings from the local distilleries as well. We should have filmed everything we tried that day because....
THE WEATHER HAD OTHER PLANS...
It started raining like cats and dogs and we took shelter as we watched great musical acts like Keb Mo’ Sheryl Crow, and Lenny Kravitz.
At the end of the night, we made our way to get picked up at the Uber / Lyft shared ride location. It was ankle-deep mud because of the rain and it was difficult for many to exit the park. The city declared the park unsafe and canceled day two. We understood. Safety is always the top priority.
We also knew we had to change course so we could bring you some of what Louisville has to offer should you come here to run a race or visit for an awesome vacation.
We decided to go on a couple of distillery tours and to a couple of restaurants, so we will bring you those in future Quick Bites.
Thank you for hanging in there with us, even though plans changed in the interest of safety for everyone.
THAT’S A WRAP
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