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RED Episode # 82: Southernmost Half Marathon, Nine One Five on Duval, and Caroline’s Other Side in Key West

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This week, we recap our time running the Southernmost Half Marathon in Key West.  We report on the packet pickup, the race course, on-course support, and bling of course!  This is Dana’s first official half marathon back doing run-walk-run intervals.  For Aimee, it was a time to stay with Dana and try the short interval he was doing as well as a great training run to prepare us for Florida heat should we encounter it at Disney in November.  Aimee was so proud of Dana!  But we also learned by doing a race in the middle of training season what we needed to work on for the remainder of our training time for the Wine and Dine 2-Course Challenge. 

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Last time we were in Key West, for the Hemingway Sunset 5k, we featured some spots off Duval.  This time, we had to carb-load at one of our favorite places on Duval in Key West, Nine One Five Restaurant and Bar.  We have been there many times over the years, even before we started this show.  We started with a cheese plate.  We had a Brie from France, Smokey offering from Oregon, and a Parmesan-like cheese from France.  The plate included port-soaked cherries, Marcona almonds, Florida Keys honeycomb and crostini as well as rosemary biscuits.  Then we moved on to pasta.  It  is simply amazing.  We had the Pappardelle with Kobe Beef Bolognese, Parmesan Reggiano, and Creme Fraiche.  It was hearty, filing, and the pasta was scratch-made.  In the past, we have also had the lobster ravioli and beef carpaccio.  All in all, we have not had a bad meal here.  It is a more expensive meal than those we have featured in the past, but it is totally worth it.  (They also have a homemade tonic for their gin and tonic drink. It is tasty, but we did not partake this time as we had the race the next morning.)

DRINK

After we achieved our goal, it was time to celebrate!  So we had a drinks at Caroline’s The Other Side.  We used to come to this same building when The Porch was here, and we discovered The Other Side  once before this trip, and listeners reminded us about it and said to come get the Banana Bread Old Fashioned and Hemingway Daquiri.  They did not disappoint.  So much so, that we stayed for another round and had the Southern Godfather and an “off the menu” creation from our awesome bartender, Michelle, a Peanut Butter and Jelly Old Fashioned with peanut butter on the rim of the glass!  

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try?  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. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Warby Parker for sponsoring this week’s show!  Don’t forget to check out www.warbyparkertrial.com/red!  Get a free 5-day in-home trial of 5 frames shipped to you at no charge.  We thank Warby Parker again for sponsoring this week’s show

RED Episode #81: Lessons Learned, Your Childhood Comfort Foods, & Big Storm Head Coffee Roaster Chris Ramsey

RUN

This week was not a travel week for us, so on to training updates! Aimee has learned a couple of really great lessons.  Like is starting late in the day to complete a long run in Florida really smart?  Also, isn’t it just a great feeling to get it done?  Dana is also really close to being cleared to start intervals again!  It’s International Podcast Day!  What podcasts do you listen to when you are out there pounding the pavement?  We share some.  Let us know yours!

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We asked and you responded with your favorite comfort foods and where to get them!

Some places you mentioned were:

Bullig Coffee and Bites  in Fort Myers, FL - Morgan “The Moose” Wright on Facebook

Thinh Asian Kitchen  and Saigon Deli - Trang Bryan on Facebook and Instagram

Burro Cheese Kitchen  and Wholly Cow in Austin, TX- Transforming Tobi on Instagram

Ledger in Salem, MA - Michael Leslie on Instagram

Ramsey’s Diner in Lexington, KY - Suzanne on Instagram

Charley’s Steakhouse in Tampa, FL -Steph from the vacation planning website www.justadayinparadise.com

Rib City in various locations - Stephanie Swan on Instagram (Thanks for your email!)

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It’s National Coffee Day!  You know how we feel about coffee!  How do we celebrate?  With a very special guest.  Did you know that Big Storm is also a coffee company? Big Storm Coffee Company’s head roaster, Chris Ramsey, joins us for a very special interview to celebrate the day!  He talks Big Storm Coffee, how he got started, and what’s important in a good cup of coffee.

We will share more from our chat with Chris throughout the week, so stay tuned to our social media and be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss those Quick Bites we will share from our interview with Chris!

Follow Big Storm Coffee Company’s social media here:

https://www.facebook.com/bigstormcoffee/

https://twitter.com/bigstormcoffee 

https://www.instagram.com/bigstormcoffee/ 

Also, a special thank you to John Schroeder at Big Storm Brewing in Cape Coral for arranging this interview with Chris and for filming our Instagram and Facebook live videos to celebrate National Coffee Day! Go check them out if you haven’t yet on our social media.  

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try?  How do you mix up your training to stay motivated for the longer runs?  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. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Warby Parker for sponsoring this week’s show!  Don’t forget to check out www.warbyparkertrial.com/red!  Get a free 5-day in-home trial of 5 frames shipped to you at no charge.  We thank Warby Parker again for sponsoring this week’s show

RED Episode #80: Dana’s Infinity Hunt

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This week was not a travel week for us, so on to training updates!  Aimee completed speed work this weekend and will complete a long run on the upcoming weekend to stay on track for SouthernMost Half Marathon, Wine and Dine, and Jeff Galloway’s race weekend!  Dana completed a 9-miler and has lessons he learned on the road to help you on your next long one!

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This week Dana takes us on an Infinity Hunt!  This was a local Marvel-themed event involving local taprooms and breweries!  What a fun collaboration!  Solving clues to locate all the infinity stones was hard work!  

During the hunt, he got hungry and ordered food from Paradise Pizza to be delivered to Big Storm Brewing in Cape Coral.  He has a recap of a chicken tenders basket and we talk about other offerings on the menu we want to try.

DRINK

Dana went to Eight-Foot Brewing, Big Storm Brewing, No. 3 Craft Brews, Big Blue Brewing, and Scotty’s Bierwerks, before returning to Eight-Foot to finish the final step of the Infinity Hunt.  Don’t worry, he followed the advice we always give:  Bring a designated driver or ride share to stay safe!

Big Storm Brewing - Munich Dunkel

No. 3 Craft Brews - Innis and Gunn Kindred Spirits Stout

Big Blue Brewing - Chocolate Milk Stout

Scotty’s Bierwerks - Irish Red Ale

Eight-Foot Brewing - Florida Wheat

NEXT WEEK

It’s National Coffee Day!  You know how we feel about coffee!  How do we celebrate?  Tune in and find out!

THAT’S A WRAP

Are there races we should try? Want to reach us with a tip, trick, or recommendations?  Want to recap a race on our show that everyone should run?  Our email is info@runeatdrink.net. Or you can call and leave us a message 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. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Warby Parker for sponsoring this week’s show!  Don’t forget to check out www.warbyparkertrial.com/red!  Get a free 5-day in-home trial of 5 frames shipped to you at no charge.  We thank Warby Parker again for sponsoring this week’s show!