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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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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.

RED Quick Bite #69: The Bahn Mi Sandwich at Asian Kitchen with Cameraman Dana

In this Quick Bite, our cameraman, Dana, tries a Bahn Mi sandwich 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. They cleverly titled this sandwich the “Stand Bahn Mi” on their menu. As a child of the 80’s, this made me smile and think of the movie of the same name from that decade.  You can choose your protein, and my cameraman decided on chicken.  Then Lisa Larkin, owner of Asian Kitchen, told us that they would use chicken thighs to make the sandwich!  That was so smart because the meat was tender and juicy. (Can you tell that the cameraman let me have a bite or two?)

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.