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

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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.

EAT

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!  

DRINK

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%

Happy 4th of July!  Did you run in a great 4th of July race?  Let us know about it so we can shout you out next week.  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call at 941- 677-2733.  

THAT’S A WRAP

Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Episode #69: Your Running Mantras, Point 57, & Big Storm Brewing Category 3

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We asked:  What are your running mantras when things get challenging on a run or during a period of injury?  You submitted some great feedback.  We share and discuss what keeps you going when things get tough.

EAT

It was a training week for us, so we explored and indulged in a local restaurant, Point 57, right here in Cape Coral.  We were there for brunch, but they also have the regular menu available all day.  Aimee had the Cast Iron Ribeye with a blue cheese fondue in a skillet served with an onion, green bean and bacon hash.  Dana had the Crispy Pork Shank with blue cheese grits and apple chutney.  So tasty!

DRINK

At Point 57, there are some pretty tasty cocktails and local brews on tap.  Aimee had the Dead on Bourbon, which is worth ordering for the presentation in a smoking skull, rye whiskey, coffee flavors, and a bit of spice.  The Summertime in Mexico is tasty as well. Tequila, spiced pear, cardamom, lemon, honey, and maple make this a refreshing and unique cocktail on a hot day.  Dana had Islamorada Sandbar Sunday, which made us recall the trip we took to their taproom last October.

Yes, we also had a great time this weekend at Big Storm celebrating the release of their Category 3 Belgian Trippel.  Thanks to everyone who was able to join us live!  At 9.5 ABV, the darker golden body and strength of Cat 3 is far and away heavier than Category 1, and vastly different from Category 2, with its dried fruit notes and darker body.  We also got a bonus release to try, Bromosa Tangerine Brut IPA.  Yep, Aimee loved it!  Shocking! Tangerine flavor with a bit of hop but not too much on the end of the sip, it was not overly sweet, but the fruit aroma and flavor were just right for a hot Florida day.

Happy 4th of July this week!  Are you running in a great 4th of July race?  Let us know about it so we can shout you out next week.  Also, let us know where you find that great steak, like we said in the show, too! Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call at 941- 677-2733.  

THAT’S A WRAP

Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call with your “runcation” tips at 941- 677-2733.  

Thank you for listening! We are looking forward to another great year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.  Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!  Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

RED Episode #66: Your Virtual Race Feedback and a Tough Speed Workout, Hunger Station, and Big Storm’s Category 1 Belgian Single Release

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As we have said before, we are following Jeff Galloway’s training plan to prepare for our half marathon at the Anchorage RunFest in August.  We are e-coaching clients of his and this week, instead of a long run, we were working on half miles and trying to hit a target in a certain time.  We did 6 half miles, but the heat and humidity in Florida is really a challenge at this time of year and we made the mistake of starting a bit too late in the morning.  We did pour ice water over our heads, as Jeff suggested, and it did help, but while the mileage was around the times that Jeff wanted us to hit, I was slow this week, and I am still a work in progress.  I am sure the work with Cadence Drills, Acceleration Gliders, and quarter and half miles along with the long runs will get us there.  So my lesson in all of this is:  don’t get frustrated with short-term setbacks, and start earlier in the morning because it is a Florida summer after all.

EAT

Since this was a training week, we decided to try a new food truck that was making its debut at No. 3 Craft Brews, Hunger Station.  It was some great Mediterranean food.  We had Shawarma Fries with a garlic aioli and Falafel Wraps with spicy red sauce.  We really wanted the grape leaves but they were out by the time we got to them.  But they will be back and making more appearances around Southwest Florida.  So, if you love Mediterranean food, you should check them out.  They were so nice and let us try samples of the Shawarma while we tried to decide what to order because everything looked and smelled great.  They are a fairly new food truck.  We can’t wait for them to get their food truck decked out with their logo so we can easily spot them at No. 3 or wherever they might be to snag the grape leaves!

DRINK

Big Storm Brewing Company has a series of beer dedicated to making the best of hurricane season and their release schedule starts on the first day of that season.  We had a live beer chat dedicated to trying Category 1 Belgian Single, which is their first release.  We talk about it on this episode as well.  It has a nice yellow body and it is a bit cloudy.  It reminds us of a Hoegaarden with its banana and clove notes, but we get more clove than banana out of this one.  I think it is on the higher end of sessionable beers.

THAT’S A WRAP

Thank you for listening! We are having a great second year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to find you next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.Also checkout our new store on the website and get some swag, compliments of Pure Creative Apparel.Thank you, Pure Creative Apparel, for sponsoring this week’s show!Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!