RED Episode #70: Freedom 5K, Danger Danger, and Fort Myers Brewing Company Expansion


As we said last week, Dana is injured, so Aimee had to run this week’s race on her own!  Aimee chose the Freedom 5K in Cape Coral because it had a bridge on the course and needed to incorporate some bridge work before the Anchorage RunFest!  It was a morning race, so there was a beautiful view over the water as the sun came up.  It was very hot and humid, so hydration was key!  They had one water stop setup and it was available twice on this out and back course, so that was great.  It was a safe and well-managed course.  The bridge was steep but it was great to get some of that work into training because hill work is hard to come by in Florida! The shirt was great - a dark green one with an American Flag in the middle of a star as the logo.  The swag bag... of course Aimee’s favorite part was the free pint card inside from Big Storm Brewing!  It was a great way to support the military museum in town and to get some key training in ahead of our half marathon in August.


We went to Danger Danger in Cape Coral because we want to continue to celebrate the awesome business independent small business owners who are bringing such amazing food to our hometown.  We had their Falafel Burger which is a crispy chickpea patty with a chimichurri and a yum yum sauce on it, pickled onion, arugula, and a wheat roll.  AND it is 100% Vegan! It was so good and a great option when we want to stay Vegan during the week.   

We had their Danger Dog as well.  This is a hot dog and as it was the 4th of July, we wanted to celebrate with an All-American day meal with the Danger Danger twist.   It was a bacon-wrapped hot dog with pinto beans, avocado, pick, chipotle mayo, and jalapeño on a bun.  So good!  


We went to Fort Myers Brewing Company to end our 4th of July weekend.  True, we featured this brewery on Episode #41 when we talked to Joel Germain and he took us through a great flight of beer after we ran the Cops and Joggers 5k, but they have so many great brews at this brewery and we are so happy to see that they are expanding to include a new food truck space, tasting hall, manufacturing and packaging facility, and private event space.   We had to go back and try more of their vast and ever-expanding menu of original beers!  

Aimee had these beers:

Key Lime Wheat 5% 

Lime Shake Berliner 4%

Tart Like a Tiger 3.2%

Caramel Strong 9.2%

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