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RED Episode #64- Listener Comments, The Tampa Beer Run, and a Tampa Staple, Chubby’s

RUN

First up, we asked for your travel tips for runners and we are happy to share them here so we can all learn how to get the most out of our luggage space while being prepared for a great runcation.

Then we celebrated our second anniversary, although it was a few weeks early, by running the Tampa Beer Run to benefit Humane Society of Tampa and My Hope Chest.  It was a 5K inside of Al Lopez Park that offered four beer stops with local brews for us to try.  The weather was great.  The course was flat and offered so much shade we were jealous of every Tampa local who can use this park as a training ground.  We got to meet cute dogs on the course and got a bonus beer at the after party.  No medal, but a great pint glass and t-shirt have always been great souvenirs for this race. There was a food truck and beer along with a DJ at the after party, all contained within the park.  The race offered a Lyft discount code for afterward and encouraged designated drivers.  It was our third time doing this race, but every year it proves to be a great time with great people supporting a great cause.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU, TOO!  In the coming weeks, we will be talking about virtual races and what we think of them.  So, email us at info@runeatdrink.net or call and leave us a message at 941- 677-2733.  Let us know what your thoughts are about virtual races you’ve done or just the concept of virtual races in general. Send us a voice recording, write us an email, or call and leave us a message and we’ll share your feedback in our next episode. 

EAT

Chubby’s Super Subs and Pizza has been a staple in Tampa for 37 years.  We bring to you the Steak Bomb, which is one of the best cheesesteaks we have ever had because it has a surprising ingredient of salami!  A soft hoagie roll, peppers, onions, mushrooms, cheese, and the bonus ingredient made it so good! No wonder they’ve been here for so long, just off Bayshore and not too far from Asian Kitchen and Sociale, the places we reviewed back in February for the Gasparilla race weekend.  It is another one in Tampa you should check out if you are in town for any reason!

DRINK

Now here are the beers we tried.  All of them were carefully selected to complement the fact that we were running a 5k on a hot and somewhat humid day in May.

Beer Stop #1: Coppertail Independent Pilsner and Free Dive IPA

Beer Stop #2:  Motorworks Brewing V Twin Lager

Beer Stop #3:  Six Ten Brewing Tent Beer Lager

Beer Stop #4: Estrella Galicia Special Lager

Bonus at the After Party was one we’ve had and love, JDub’s Brewing Company Poolside Kölsch.

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!

RED Episode #54: Mebisode at 2019 Gasparilla Distance Classic

At Gasparilla Distance Classic Weekend, yes we ran a half marathon, but we also got to catch up with a very special guest...Meb Keflezighi!

He is the only man to win the New York City Marathon (2009), an Olympic Silver Medal (Athens 2004), and the Boston Marathon (2014).  We were so lucky to interview him before our race back in 2018 at Gasparilla, but Liam from Hawi Management arranged for us to have a few minutes with a very busy Meb Keflezighi to talk about his new book, 26 Marathons: What I Learned About Faith, Identity, Running, and Life from My Marathon Career.  Thank you, Liam!  It comes out on March 19th and we have to say that we have already pre-ordered it and can’t wait to read it and listen to the audiobook on our next long run after its release!

Meb is such a humble and genuine man. He has gone through so much adversity in his life and turned it into success.  He knows so much more than how to win, train for, and complete distance races.  He knows the importance of family and community.  He is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and this latest book is only one way he does just that.  He supports other runners, no matter their level, and gives back to the sport endlessly.  He even spent time telling us about a couple of races he is involved in coming up in California that give anyone a chance to accomplish, explore, and indulge. I hope we get to do them soon!

We thank Meb for the precious time we spent talking about these life lessons from the book as well as what he has on the horizon this year.  We know from our talk that this book is not just for runners, but a book for anyone who is looking to be successful in the marathon of life.

Like what you see?  Tune in to the podcast on our website or subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss a minute.  Come accomplish, explore, and indulge with us!

THAT’S A WRAP

Thank you for watching! Here’s hoping for 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 our Gasparilla Distance Classic Weekend episodes!

RED Quick Bite #70: A Poke Bowl at Asian Kitchen

In this Quick Bite, Aimee is back to try a Poke Bowl at Asian Kitchen! This is a continuation of our series recapping our visit to Tampa, Florida for our half marathon at the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Weekend!

This restaurant takes a variety of Asian influences and puts a unique, fast, and fresh take on them.  The poke bowl is a refreshing and healthy option with your choice of tuna, salmon, krab salad, or a combination.  We got it with tuna and salmon.  First of all, it looks beautiful.  They say you eat with your eyes first, and with this one, I took one look and I was ready to dive in and taste those flavors! Avocado, tuna, salmon, seaweed salad, pickled veggies,edamame, and rice.  The fish tasted so fresh and light with the creamy texture of the avocado and the salty kick from the seaweed, this was a dish that had so many levels of flavor, more than I even mention here.  I just kept going back for more. (And yes, I did share with the cameraman!)

Be sure to drop by Asian Kitchen if you are in the area.  The food is amazing. (Did we mention they do their own smoked meats, original sauces, and dry rubs for their dishes?)

Be sure to visit Asian Kitchen’s website or their Instagram (which had our mouths watering before we even arrived in the Tampa Bay area!)

Thank you, Lisa, for the outstanding dishes and for welcoming us in like family!

Like what you see?  Tune in to the podcast all this week or subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss a minute.  Come accomplish, explore, and indulge with us!

THAT’S A WRAP

Thank you for watching! Here’s hoping for a great second year of the podcast because of all your support! Don’t forget to follow us and let us know where to go next on our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.