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


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.


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!


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


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!

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RED Quick Bite #49: A Flight at Islamorada Beer Company


This Quick Bite continues our week-long look at trip we took to Key West to run the Southernmost Half Marathon at the beginning of October.

This Quick Bite features a flight from Islamorada Beer Companyin Islamorada as we head down to Key West.  They had a wide variety of beer on tap to try as well as their own distillery.  I got a flight of 6 beers so we could share with you  some lighter, some darker, and some unique kinds of beer from  Islamorada Beer Company.  They did not disappoint.  I want to go back and get some of their award-winning rum to take home, too!  


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