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RED Episode # 74: RunDisney August Virtual 5K at Coronado Springs Resort and Toledo at the new Gran Destino Tower

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RunDisney’s Virtual Race Series celebrates 80 years of Marvel. This month’s medals include the Black Panther medal for the August 5K and the bonus medal for running all three virtual races this summer, the 80 Years of Marvel.  Just like we did for June and July, we headed to Disney to run our last Virtual that was “not-so-virtual.”  We headed to Coronado Springs Resort because we know from a listener recommendation that there are several running trails.  Stephanie Swann, a listener and Instagram follower, sent us a blog post from a great website.  We had heard of it on the Be Our Guest Podcast, but she sent the exact article we needed to plan our trip from Touring Plans.  It broke down all the resort and on-property options for running.  Several people in the BOGP lizards recommended the boardwalk and we did do that awesome path in June.  In the article, we found the path around Coronado Springs.  It did not disappoint. Might we recommend running it at night to see the beautiful lights around the bridges we saw as we ran.  It was beautiful scenery, including the new Gran Destino Tower!

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We have been hearing about Gran Destino Tower and the new restaurant up on the 16th floor called Toledo.  It features Spanish Tapas, full entrees, and beverages.  We had some crostini from their pintxos offerings including one with manchego and fig while another had tuna.  Their cazuelas menu items that come in Spanish-style pots including chorizo, herbed goat cheese-filled peppers, and charred octopus with romesco and chimichurri.  There were some nice flavors and I feel they will continue to develop and get even better.

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Toledo, at this point in time, really shines when it comes to their drink menu.  It was my favorite part of the meal there aside from the view of fireworks.  We started with refreshing sangria-type offerings after our 5K in the Espumoso Punch and Manzana Fizz.  We love Cava, Spanish bubbly that is similar to champagne, and it was included in both drinks.  One was red and the other white.  Alla Prima Manhattan was the bourbon-based drink we tried.  It had great flavors of an Old Fashioned that we love.  For those who don’t want to spend a little less on drinks, the beer offerings were great as well.  Estrella Galicia 1906 Reserva Especial Lager out of Spain was a tasty beer that Dana tried and for $8 it was a really tall and refreshing glass of beer.

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We recommend the cocktails and beer offerings here.  The tapas were good and as they have been open for just under a month, and we know they will get even better with time.

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RED Episode 59: Training and Race Schedule Updates, King’s Kitchen, and Coastal Dayz Brewery

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This week we talk about our training plan and upcoming races heading into the hot and humid Florida summer.

In May, we will head to the Tampa Beer Run.  It is our third time doing this awesome race and it was the very first one we covered on our podcast, so how could we pass it up?  It will be a nice flat training run while we get to sample some new local beers.

Then we will head into summer, and we have committed to do the RunDisney Virtual Race Series that celebrates 80 years of Marvel.  We complete a 5k in June for a Captain Marvel medal, one in July for an Iron Man medal, and one in July for a Black Panther medal.  Plus, because we complete the entire series, we will have a bonus Marvel medal!

In July, we will head to Key West for the Hemingway Key West 5K Sunset Run, and we are so excited because it is a nighttime race.  Can’t wait to get back down there and sample more island food and beverages from on and off Duval!

In August, we will have a big trip!  We will go the Anchorage RunFest in Anchorage, Alaska!  So excited!  We will participate in the Back 2 Back Challenge, which involves a 1-mile race on Saturday and a longer race of your choosing on Sunday.

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This weekend, we got to try King’s Kitchen in downtown Fort Myers.  King’s Kitchen does comfort food from all corners of the globe, with a twist.  We had the Loaded Tostones.  Tostones, pulled mojo pork, sour cream, and pico.  They were delicious!  It was a very unexpected sweeter twist by comparison to traditional nachos.  We can’t wait to go back and have a meal there.  They have daily specials and happy hour as well.

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We headed to a local brewery that has only been open a couple of years.  But we can’t wait to go back.  Coastal Dayz Brewery is also in downtown Fort Myers.  It is a laid back atmosphere with a beach theme.  The tables are bolted down and made of concrete with table legs wrapped in rope.  They serve popcorn to munch on and you can order food from McGregor Pizza and Deli or partake in some awesome local food trucks on most days.  We had a delicious flight that illustrates the tasty variety in their refreshing beer.  We met Gary, owner and Navy Veteran.  We are looking forward to going back and sitting down with Gary to find out more and taste additional original brews!

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RED Quick Bite #43: The Trifecta at Splitsville in Disney Springs

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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. 

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While we were there, we discovered that Disney Springs had special pairings at various restaurants during this experience. We did not try any food at Splitsville, but we want to go back because the vibe and atmosphere are really cool.  They have burgers, sushi, and even Kimchi Fried Rice.

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Splitsville had a drink called the Trifecta made with 100-proof Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon.  It is not your typical Old Fashioned type of beverage.  It had nice spices that reminded me of fall.  The Trifecta was one of our favorites.

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