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RED Episode # 82: Southernmost Half Marathon, Nine One Five on Duval, and Caroline’s Other Side in Key West

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This week, we recap our time running the Southernmost Half Marathon in Key West.  We report on the packet pickup, the race course, on-course support, and bling of course!  This is Dana’s first official half marathon back doing run-walk-run intervals.  For Aimee, it was a time to stay with Dana and try the short interval he was doing as well as a great training run to prepare us for Florida heat should we encounter it at Disney in November.  Aimee was so proud of Dana!  But we also learned by doing a race in the middle of training season what we needed to work on for the remainder of our training time for the Wine and Dine 2-Course Challenge. 

EAT

Last time we were in Key West, for the Hemingway Sunset 5k, we featured some spots off Duval.  This time, we had to carb-load at one of our favorite places on Duval in Key West, Nine One Five Restaurant and Bar.  We have been there many times over the years, even before we started this show.  We started with a cheese plate.  We had a Brie from France, Smokey offering from Oregon, and a Parmesan-like cheese from France.  The plate included port-soaked cherries, Marcona almonds, Florida Keys honeycomb and crostini as well as rosemary biscuits.  Then we moved on to pasta.  It  is simply amazing.  We had the Pappardelle with Kobe Beef Bolognese, Parmesan Reggiano, and Creme Fraiche.  It was hearty, filing, and the pasta was scratch-made.  In the past, we have also had the lobster ravioli and beef carpaccio.  All in all, we have not had a bad meal here.  It is a more expensive meal than those we have featured in the past, but it is totally worth it.  (They also have a homemade tonic for their gin and tonic drink. It is tasty, but we did not partake this time as we had the race the next morning.)

DRINK

After we achieved our goal, it was time to celebrate!  So we had a drinks at Caroline’s The Other Side.  We used to come to this same building when The Porch was here, and we discovered The Other Side  once before this trip, and listeners reminded us about it and said to come get the Banana Bread Old Fashioned and Hemingway Daquiri.  They did not disappoint.  So much so, that we stayed for another round and had the Southern Godfather and an “off the menu” creation from our awesome bartender, Michelle, a Peanut Butter and Jelly Old Fashioned with peanut butter on the rim of the glass!  

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Are there races we should try?  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. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Warby Parker for sponsoring this week’s show!  Don’t forget to check out www.warbyparkertrial.com/red!  Get a free 5-day in-home trial of 5 frames shipped to you at no charge.  We thank Warby Parker again for sponsoring this week’s show

RED Episode # 79: Mike Bankhead from the Be Our Guest Podcast Lizards Running Facebook Group

WE RUN, EAT, and DRINK DISNEY on THIS WEEK’S SHOW!

This week we share your listener feedback about keeping training enjoyable when it gets tough.  Thank you to everyone who sent in a tip, trick, or suggestion!  

On this episode, we got to test out our really great audio equipment and talk to a special guest.  When things get tough in your training season, it is important to be part of a training group or online group that understands and can provide support and advice.  The Be Our Guest Podcast Lizards FaceBook group is one of the best.  It was born out of the Be Our Guest Podcast, which is a fantastic podcast about all things Disney (Shout out to Mike, Pam, and Rikki!).  The Be Our Guest Podcast Lizards group on FaceBook started because of a love for all things RunDisney, but members also support each other in all running endeavors and races.

We are sharing our interview with Mike Bankhead, who created the Be Our Guest Podcast Lizards running group on Facebook almost six years ago!  It is almost 2000 members strong.  Mike talks about his journey with running, creating the group, and shares his tips and tricks for a Disney runcation or vacation!  He emphasizes that this group has forged very special friendships and members who cheer each other on have become like family to each other.  He also shares his favorite places to stay and where to eat after you have run off all those calories!

He also shared great resources like The Magic for Less Travel, to help you book a magical Disney vacation and The Mouse for Less, which is the blog that Rikki, co-host of the Be Our Guest Podcast along with Mike Rahlmann, helps to maintain and that gives you tips, tricks, information, and great resources about Disney, too!

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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. Thanks to PodcastMusic.com for providing the music for this episode, too!

Special thanks to Warby Parker for sponsoring this week’s show!  Don’t forget to check out www.warbyparkertrial.com/red!  Get a free 5-day in-home trial of 5 frames shipped to you at no charge.  We thank Warby Parker again for sponsoring this week’s show!

RED Episode # 73: Training Updates & Where to stop on your trip to Key West: Florida Keys Brewing & Kiki’s Sandbar

RUN

This week, we update you on the progress of our training for upcoming races.  Dana started physical therapy.  He learned that he’s gotta take it easy in a lot of ways post-surgery, even though movement is important to recovery.  Aimee hit all three training runs this week, including a 19-miler!  Mental training was so important to hitting goals this week.  The humidity in Florida was brutal and it does a number on motivation to get out there and get it done.  So it was important to break it into smaller chunks to get it done.

EAT

We went to Key West for the 30th Anniversary Hemingway Key West Sunset Run & Paddleboard Race and recapped it on last week’s episode. The best part about driving down to Key West is that you can discover great places to eat all along the keys. In Quick Bite 63, we featured Kiki’s Sandbar.  We had unique and tasty Ahi Tuna Nachos.  When we came back through, we stopped and decided to order them two ways:  one with the tuna raw and one order with seared tuna. We compared what happened to the wonton “chips” and the flavor of the tuna.  They are completely different, and Kiki’s is worth the stop!  The view from the top of the restaurant is great, but it is also beautiful to sit on the lower level if you want to bring your dog and have the chance to put your feet in the sand!

DRINK

Florida Keys Brewing Company is a great brewery in Islamorada and they have a great deal going.  It is true, we featured this place on Quick Bite 62.  But when we visited, we focused primarily on seasonal offerings.  This time we got more of their regular beers and took advantage of a great deal they have going.  For $110, you can get two flights and two pints of their refreshing beer, plus one of their 64-ounce DrinkTank growlers filled with your choice of what’s on tap.

Here’s what we tried:

  • Weed line Wheat 5.1% ABV

  • Tampa Bay Brewing Company Collaboration Dragonfruit Mango Kolsch 5.4% ABV

  • Bayside Blonde Coffee Blonde 5.8% ABV

  • Resistant Strain Double Hibiscus Kolsch 5.3% ABV

  • Smelly Butt IPA 7.4% ABV

  • Bonus (Made by Keys Meads in Key Largo)

  • Keys Mead 13% ABV

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Next week, we return to finish the RunDisney Virtual Race Series celebrating 80 years of Marvel.  We will run at Disney, so it is not so virtual and show off our final two medals!  You still have time to tell us where to run it on the Disney property!

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 websiteFacebookInstagram, 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!