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RED Episode # 78: Training Updates, Wicked Streatery, and a Hot Take on a New Big Storm Brewing Release

RUN

We were on a podcast called Experiences You Should Have with Gail Lovelace Menasco this week!  We loved meeting her at Podcast Movement. She gave us a chance to talk about one of our favorite race experiences, the Donna Marathon Weekend in Jacksonville that supports the Donna Foundation in the mission of helping fight the battle to end breast cancer.

We talk about Dana’s progress on his road to recovery from surgery and Aimee’s training plan to prepare for the fall race season.  In addition, we talk about how we mix up our runs during training by entering races along the way to change up the scenery of longer distances, including Southernmost Half Marathon.  Although a repeat for us, it allows us to have a weekend getaway while staying on track with training and show you more of Key West as a runcation or vacation destination.

EAT

This week we bring you Wicked Streatery!  After our training run over the weekend, we went out to Fort Myers Brewing Company for their Kegs & Eggs Sunday Brunch.  If you visit the Southwest Florida area, you must have the food from this truck!  Wicked Chicken and Waffles, Southwest Breakfast Bowl, and Chimichurri Steak Hash are all must-haves on the menu!  

DRINK

Big Storm Brewing had a new release this week: Firestorm Black IPA.  We break it down and try it for the first time as we record the show! At 5.8% ABV and 71 IBU, we did not know if we would like it or what overwhelming flavors we would get from this beer.  It was surprising.  Not an overwhelming pine flavor, but yet another great offering that we’d have another pint of from Big Storm!

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.  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 59: Training and Race Schedule Updates, King’s Kitchen, and Coastal Dayz Brewery

RUN

This week we talk about our training plan and upcoming races heading into the hot and humid Florida summer.

In May, we will head to the Tampa Beer Run.  It is our third time doing this awesome race and it was the very first one we covered on our podcast, so how could we pass it up?  It will be a nice flat training run while we get to sample some new local beers.

Then we will head into summer, and we have committed to do the RunDisney Virtual Race Series that celebrates 80 years of Marvel.  We complete a 5k in June for a Captain Marvel medal, one in July for an Iron Man medal, and one in July for a Black Panther medal.  Plus, because we complete the entire series, we will have a bonus Marvel medal!

In July, we will head to Key West for the Hemingway Key West 5K Sunset Run, and we are so excited because it is a nighttime race.  Can’t wait to get back down there and sample more island food and beverages from on and off Duval!

In August, we will have a big trip!  We will go the Anchorage RunFest in Anchorage, Alaska!  So excited!  We will participate in the Back 2 Back Challenge, which involves a 1-mile race on Saturday and a longer race of your choosing on Sunday.

EAT

This weekend, we got to try King’s Kitchen in downtown Fort Myers.  King’s Kitchen does comfort food from all corners of the globe, with a twist.  We had the Loaded Tostones.  Tostones, pulled mojo pork, sour cream, and pico.  They were delicious!  It was a very unexpected sweeter twist by comparison to traditional nachos.  We can’t wait to go back and have a meal there.  They have daily specials and happy hour as well.

DRINK

We headed to a local brewery that has only been open a couple of years.  But we can’t wait to go back.  Coastal Dayz Brewery is also in downtown Fort Myers.  It is a laid back atmosphere with a beach theme.  The tables are bolted down and made of concrete with table legs wrapped in rope.  They serve popcorn to munch on and you can order food from McGregor Pizza and Deli or partake in some awesome local food trucks on most days.  We had a delicious flight that illustrates the tasty variety in their refreshing beer.  We met Gary, owner and Navy Veteran.  We are looking forward to going back and sitting down with Gary to find out more and taste additional original brews!

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!

Quick Bite #47: Artisan Eatery Special: Muffuletta

A QUICK BITE

This Quick Bite features a Muffuletta special from the board at Artisan Eatery.  That is an amazing sandwich with an olive spread, a great bun, and some fantastic meats and cheeses reviewed by none other than our camera man, Dana!

This is small eatery that has been open less than a year, but back in February was ranked as one of the top 25 restaurants in the News Press.  It is a little place with a feeling of home in between our main highway (US 41) and the Southwest Florida International Airport. All of the food is so tasty and made from local ingredients.  You should check it out!

 

THAT’S A WRAP

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