Frankie Ruiz has been a runner since he was 10 year old. Now, as co-founder of the Miami Marathon, he’s prepping for the big race in January — and his wedding in March. Here are nine things in the 305 that are helping Ruiz get ready for both:
1. The Shoes: Nike Zoom Fly Sneakers
“The Nike Zoom Fly sneakers are a pretty snug fit and the latest in terms of innovation. I always like to be in those kinds of shoes.”
$150. Nike at Lincoln Road, 1035 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305-674-0156; nike.com.
2. The Oasis: Long Pine Key
“On Long Pine Key, it’s hard to imagine that you’re so close to a major metropolis. It’s seemingly untouched out there other than the blazed trail.”
Everglades National Park, 40001 State Road 9336, Homestead; 305-242-7700; nps.gov/ever.
3. The Board: Sic Bullet Paddleboard
“When you do stand-up paddleboarding, you’re using your upper body and your core, so it’s a nice way to change it up from running. I like taking my Sic Bullet board on a nighttime ride from Museum Park to the Miami River.”
$2,800. Adventure Sports, 2750 Southwest 26th Avenue, Coconut Grove; 305-591-3559; adventuresportsusa.com.
4. The Hangout: Brickell Run Club
“I also started the Baptist Health Brickell Run Club on Tuesday nights. Nobody’s worried about what you’re wearing or where you came from. The sweat becomes that common denominator.”
5. The Diet: DeliverLean
“DeliverLean delivers to me three times a week. It’s great because of the convenience and the fact that it’s healthy and consistent.”
From $438 a month. 561-807-6080; deliverlean.com.
6. The Date Night: Oggi
“At Oggi, you always get good service. They’ll adjust the menu a little bit for me, because I like things with just plain pasta and oil. I’ve been going there for years.”
1666 79th Street Causeway, North Bay Village; 305-866-1238; oggimiami.com.
7. The Pie: Joe’s Stone Crab
“I like to rate Key lime pies. Joe’s Stone Crab always gets a 10. It’s the one thing I will always tell somebody from out of town to try when they’re in Miami.”
$9.50 a slice. 11 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach; 305-673-0365; joesstonecrab.com.
8. The Snack: Cure Cafe
“My favorite post-workout snack is the acai bowl at Cure Cafe. It’s right off the Underline, so you can go on a long run and just end up there for a cold acai bowl.”
$11. 1800 Southwest First Avenue, Suite 104, Miami; 786-601-1949; curecafemiami.com.
9. The Shorts: Nike Aeroswift Max
“The length of the Aeroswift Max shorts is just right. I’m pretty simple with my style, so the fact it doesn’t have a lot on it makes it good for me.”
$100. Nike, 1035 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; 305-674-0156; nike.com.