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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.

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RED Episode #33: Freedom 5K and Gather in Cape Coral

RUN

It's 4th of July! Happy Independence Day to the United States of America!  We ran the Freedom 5K sponsored by the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce in our hometown to celebrate.  It was the first time we ever ran this 5K.  Be prepared for hills if you run this one!  You traverse the Cape Coral Bridge twice and part of an overpass in Fort Myers.  But it is a great view and watching the sunrise over the water while running to celebrate July 4th is an aamzing way to start the day.  Just a pro tip:  Try to do packet pickup prior to race day as lines the morning of the race can be a bit long.  Parking is also at a premium, so we recommend getting there as early as possible.  We tried to get there an hour before the race in order to find parking (about a half mile away from the start) and pick up bibs.

 

EAT

We went to a newer restaurant in Cape Coral to have some post-race brunch. Gather is nestled in Tarpon Point at the Westin Resort in Cape Coral.  The view of the water as you eat and drink here is beautiful.  We had a pancake and corned beef and hash.  It was mouthwatering goodness all the way to the last bite!

 

DRINK

Gather always has local beer on tap. Scotty's Bierwerks is right in Cape Coral.  They make a Hefe that is light, not hoppy and not overly carbonated.  With a low ABV and subtle flavors of coriander and orange, it was a perfect post-run beer.

 

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RED Episode #31: Richard’s Run For Life and Ulele in Tampa

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This weekend, we are in Tampa at the Richard’s Run for Life .  This is a family-friendly 1-mile or 5k distance.  It is not timed, and you can run or walk it at your own pace.  On the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk, this run starts and ends at Ulele, a restaurant that has been here since 2014 and is part of the Columbia Restaurant Group.  100% of the proceeds from this event go to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

 

EAT

Ulele is a restaurant inspired by Native American culture and the food available locally from our land and sea here in Florida.  I got our cameraman to give an impromptu review of his Tomahawk Chop.  It looked amazing!

 

DRINK

Ulele Spring Brewery has an eclectic selection of original beers and wines.  There are original cocktails as well. But a beer flight was in order.  These are original beers you can only get at Ulele and they are the perfect compliment to our meal.  

 

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