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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.  

EAT

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!  

DRINK

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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RED Episode #36: Cape 5K and a Fundraiser at No. 3 Craft Brews

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In June, we started the Run Disney Virtual Running Shorts Race Series.  This is an Incredibles-themed series of 5Ks this summer.  Complete one in June, July, and August plus get a bonus medal.  

For the month of August, and the Dash and Jack medal, we ran a local 5K, the Cape 5K. We got a free entry for it because we volunteered at the water stop in a 5K for 3D Racing, a local organization that helps certify courses and time races, earlier this summer.  Rachel, the owner of our local running store, The Run Shoppe, and the one who helped us find the right shoes almost 9 years ago when we started running, heads up that organization as well.  Can’t beat that, right?  

The course was flat and shady, which can help us during those long, hot, and humid summer months in Florida.  It was also the second half of our long training run. We got up early in the morning and did 3.4 miles in the neighborhood before the race, so we could get our full 6.5 miles from the training schedule for the Wine and Dine 2-Course Challenge.

 

EAT

We ate delicious ribs after the race!  Normally, we feature a restaurant where you might be able to go and explore some local food.  This episode is a bit different because we headed to No. 3 Craft Brews to help support a fundraiser for a local firefighter who lost his life earlier this summer. No. 3 collaborates with local food trucks to bring together great beer and food, so, while this particular food item was not something that is normally here, usually, on a weekend, you can find something great in the world of local food trucks to explore here.  We hope these ribs make a repeat appearance because they were meaty, smokey, and cooked perfectly!

DRINK

No. 3 Craft Brews collaborated with Big Blue Brewing to release “0603” Smoked Porter.  0603 was the badge number of Michael Camelo, Jr., the firefighter who lost his life suddenly and tragically about two months ago.  100% of the proceeds go to the family of this fallen hero.  This Porter pairs perfectly with the ribs.

If you want to support the family of Michael Camelo, Jr., you can go to No. 3 Craft Brews or Big Blue to toast in his honor or you can contribute to the GoFundMe page set up to help support his family.

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Episode 35: Flashback to Incredibles Virtual 5K at Disney Springs

It’s a FLASHBACK Episode!

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In June, we started the Run Disney Virtual Running Shorts Race Series.  This is an Incredibles-themed series of 5ks this summer.  Complete one in June, July, and August plus get a bonus medal.  While you can do a virtual race anywhere, we heard about the Bourbon Experience at Disney Springs during the months of May and June. 

EAT

While we were there, we discovered that Disney Springs had special pairings at various restaurants during this experience.  While we made several stops, our first is featured in this episode and it is one of our favorites, Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ ! Fried chicken sliders with hot honey on homemade cheddar biscuits!  You have got to go!

DRINK

While we were there, we tried the Basil Hayden’s Mint Julep. It had Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Simple Syrup, and mint. Simple, refreshing, and delicious...dare I say addictive! 

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