Welcome back to another full episode of the Run Eat Drink Podcast. (It's only 6 minutes!) We had a mid-week trip to JDub's Brewing Company out of Sarasota, Florida. Every Thursday they host a "Not Quite Friday 5K." Those who complete the run get a punch card and if you complete two punch cards you get a great shirt! It is free to run with the group. As soon as we arrived, we signed a waiver, we were shown a map of the course, and we were off! The course goes through a park and past the Baltimore Orioles Ed Smith Spring Training facility. The scenery was nice, and the group was welcoming and fun. It was a low pressure way to complete a short training run.
There are benefits to completing just one of these runs as well.. Runners get 10% off a tasty beer after completing their 5K. We chose to try their Poolside Kolsch, a lighter and refreshing beer, although, my favorite is still the Bell Cow. A food truck, Fillaburger, was also waiting for us after the run and they had awesome stuffed burgers filled with mac and cheese or pulled pork and more!
The environment is so much fun! You definitely have to check out all the Star Wars art on the walls and the beer garden out back that you'll see in our podcast.
I will definitely be back to run on the next Thursday I have off to fill my punch card, try more from Fillaburger, and hang out at this cool brewery. You should check them out when you are in Sarasota.
JDub's Brewing Company: http://www.jdubsbrewing.com
Ed Smith Stadium: http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/bal/spring_training/ballpark/