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RED Episode #76: Anchorage RunFest Recap Part 1, Moose’s Tooth, and Matanuska Brewpub

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Welcome to Anchorage RunFest! This week, we recap Saturday’s events on our trip, including the Expo and the Anchorage Mile.  The Anchorage Mile events included a Women’s, Men’s, Military, and Community Mile that went off throughout the morning.  We had a great time running the flat course that looped 1.5 times around a great park where an outdoor post-race event was held with tents setup with games for kids, a truck serving coffee, post-race pizza, and hunting safety tips tent was set up.    Then we got the honor and privilege to hear Bart Yasso, Jeff Galloway, and World Record Holder for Double Amputees in the Marathon, Marko Cheseto motivate us and provide us with wisdom ahead of the longer races on Sunday.  Such great events to start the weekend off right!  We will recap our half marathon experience on next week’s episode, so stay tuned for more about this awesome weekend.  

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Moose’s Tooth boasts the best pizza and beer in town.  It did not disappoint!  We arrived to find there was a wait.  It is not on Open Table, so be prepared to wait, but good news... there is an outdoor deck with a waiting area around a fire pit and beer from Broken Tooth Brewing.  We will recap the beers in a later episode.  But, that pizza was amazing!  We got a large so we could try two different kinds from the menu.  The Call of the Wild included Reindeer sausage!  The Brewhouse Favorite had chorizo sausage and Denali sauce, which is a unique ricotta-based white sauce with herbs and spices.  Crust was a thicker New York-style crust.  The wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly and the view from the outdoor patio where we ate was incredible.  You gotta stop by!

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Matanuska Brewpub in downtown Anchorage was only a few steps from our hotel!  Matanuska Brewing Company actually brews their beer in Palmer, but has several Brewpub locations in Eagle River and in Anchorage.  We tried a variety of their beers and were really pleased with their selection.  There is something for everyone from an IPA lover to someone who loves a fruit beer, and as you know, we love places like that.  They have a menu and, the sandwiches that came out looked amazing.  We would have gone back for the sandwiches, but we ran out of time!! 😞

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Stay tuned for more from the Anchorage RunFest including our recap of the half marathon and more great places to eat and drink as you celebrate your accomplishment.  

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RED Episode 61: Talking Training After Illness and a Preview of Danger Danger

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We were fighting a pretty bad upper respiratory infection last week.  That got us thinking about how that impacts training for a race and what you should do once you resume training.  Of course, you should always consult your doctor.  We did that as well as reaching out to some great Facebook groups we are a part of to see how some veterans handle illness during a training cycle.  They had some great advice.  If you ever need advice or encouragement, the Be Our Guest Podcast Lizards and the Extra Mile Podcast groups are great!

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There is a brand new restaurant in our hometown called Danger Danger.  This week we preview some of their menu, including a delicious pizza and a taco special.  We will feature them on an upcoming episode, but they are hitting it out of the park after less than a month of being open, and we couldn’t help but celebrate and share their delicious food.

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At Danger Danger, there are some tasty beers in the cooler to go with your takeout or counter service meal. We had cans of Cigar City Maduro Brown and Original Sin McIntosh Cider to quench our thirst this week while trying terrific food.

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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 #41: Cops and Joggers 5K in Fort Myers

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The Cops and Joggers 5K was a race we did last year in Fort Myers.  Hosted by the Fort Myers Police Department and the Fort Myers Track Club, this race benefits the Fallen Officer Memorial Foundation.  We ran to help support the Fort Myers Police Department.  We had to return, especially in this year when they have lost one of their own in the line of duty, Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller back in July.  

We wanted to feature this race again because it is an outstanding community event and it helps support those who put their lives on the line everyday to keep us safe.  In addition, it honors and supports the families of officers.  As you know, if you have watched our podcast, our cameraman and my husband is a police officer, so this race is very meaningful for me and it is very difficult to talk on camera at times.  But it is a cause I believe in very deeply and want others to support.  

Also... it does help us get in some hill work with that bridge!

A special thank you to Captain Jay Rodriguez who took time to talk with us about the event that night and to Lieutenant Jeffery Bernice who coordinated such a great event to honor the fallen and raise money for their families.  

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In downtown Fort Myers there are a whole host of businessmen and women looking for a quick and tasty lunch during the work day.   Downtown Fort Myers has gotten a makeover during the last few years with some nice and trendy restaurants and bars that contribute to a revitalized night life as well.  

A staple of downtown Fort Myers since 2005 is Downtown House of Pizza.  They have a variety of tasty pies.  It is popular with the bar-hopping crowd at night as well as a place to grab a quick lunch if you are working downtown near the courthouse.  We tried their new vegan pizza, complete with a vegan cheese and tons of fresh veggies.  The garlic, oregano, and outstanding crust make this pizza delicious.  It is a nice healthy option. I would not have known it was vegan if you did not tell me!  We definitely want to go back and try more pizza and some of DHOP's homemade desserts, too!  

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We have been wanting to try Fort Myers Brewing Company for a long time.  The first local brewery in Fort Myers, this cool little place opened back in 2013.  In May we featured a collaboration beer they made for Nice Guys Pizza's 5th anniversary celebration.  This time, we went directly to the source.  It is located in Gateway.  Fort Myers Brewing Company has become a gathering place for people to taste great local beer, sample food from some great food trucks, and attend fun community events like a Halloween beer mile and more!  We talked with Joel Germain and he took us through a flight of their original beers and talked about what makes it such a great place to have a beer and stay a while.

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