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RED Episode #81: Lessons Learned, Your Childhood Comfort Foods, & Big Storm Head Coffee Roaster Chris Ramsey


This week was not a travel week for us, so on to training updates! Aimee has learned a couple of really great lessons.  Like is starting late in the day to complete a long run in Florida really smart?  Also, isn’t it just a great feeling to get it done?  Dana is also really close to being cleared to start intervals again!  It’s International Podcast Day!  What podcasts do you listen to when you are out there pounding the pavement?  We share some.  Let us know yours!


We asked and you responded with your favorite comfort foods and where to get them!

Some places you mentioned were:

Bullig Coffee and Bites  in Fort Myers, FL - Morgan “The Moose” Wright on Facebook

Thinh Asian Kitchen  and Saigon Deli - Trang Bryan on Facebook and Instagram

Burro Cheese Kitchen  and Wholly Cow in Austin, TX- Transforming Tobi on Instagram

Ledger in Salem, MA - Michael Leslie on Instagram

Ramsey’s Diner in Lexington, KY - Suzanne on Instagram

Charley’s Steakhouse in Tampa, FL -Steph from the vacation planning website

Rib City in various locations - Stephanie Swan on Instagram (Thanks for your email!)


It’s National Coffee Day!  You know how we feel about coffee!  How do we celebrate?  With a very special guest.  Did you know that Big Storm is also a coffee company? Big Storm Coffee Company’s head roaster, Chris Ramsey, joins us for a very special interview to celebrate the day!  He talks Big Storm Coffee, how he got started, and what’s important in a good cup of coffee.

We will share more from our chat with Chris throughout the week, so stay tuned to our social media and be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don’t miss those Quick Bites we will share from our interview with Chris!

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Also, a special thank you to John Schroeder at Big Storm Brewing in Cape Coral for arranging this interview with Chris and for filming our Instagram and Facebook live videos to celebrate National Coffee Day! Go check them out if you haven’t yet on our social media.  


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 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 for providing the music for this episode, too!

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RED Episode #63: Travel Tips and Pints & Pixels from Huntsville


My cameraman had a work trip to Huntsville this week.  We spent some time around some amazing exhibits at the US Space and Rocket Center.   We stayed near the Von Braun Center and

Big Spring International Park, which was a great park to run in right outside our hotel.  When we travel for work or during a training week, it is important to take all the necessary running gear.  This week we talk about what is essential to take with you when traveling to stay on track when you training for a big race.  

Here are links to some of the gear we talked about in the show this week:

Away Travel Luggage and Packing Cubes

Exofficio Gear

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU, TOO!  If you have a tip for us to share on our next episode about running while traveling or the gear you normally travel with that makes it easier, email us at or call and leave us a message at 941- 677-2733.


Who knew that Huntsville had so many great places to eat!  We continue our look at nostalgic places in Huntsville with Pints and Pixels.  This place was a throwback to the 1980s, and we loved its theme so much because it took us back to when we were kids because both of us loved pinball and video arcades!  But, their kitchen, owned by Anaheim Chili, nails some pretty incredible and spicy food.  From appetizers like Chicharrones with Pimento Cheese, Texas Spring Rolls,  and Adobo Skirt Steak Skewers to bowls of Pesole and Home-Style Chili plus so many others we did not try.  This place knows how to spice things up!


Pints and Pixels also had awesome local brews on tap, as well as top shelf liquor, but what we had to try was their inventive cocktails.  Why?  They are inspired by and named after some of our favorite video games that we played while growing up.  Ms. Pac-Man Power Pellet was my favorite!  But they also had a Gin and Sonic, The Frogger, Princess Peach Cosmo, Mario’s Power Up, and Luigi’s Liquid Green.  Such a creative menu!


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 for providing the music for this episode, too!

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


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.



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!


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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