Introducing the 2022 #HouAmbassadors

#HouMarathon Ambassadors John Bjornstad - @bjornsjp My name is John Bjornstad and I am a PSCM Category Specialist at Chevron. I am a Father to three great young men. I enjoy church, watching my kids play sports, running, lifting weights, riding motorcycles, hiking and anything outdoors. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stout in 20o2

Remember the Journey

Remember the Journey When it comes to running, what are the first thoughts that come to mind? The distance runs? The PRs? The medals? To be honest, there are a lot of things that come to mind when thinking about running. Start to think about where you started and the people you have met along

Moving Forward, Running Life…One Mile At a Time

Moving Forward, Running Life...One Mile At a Time I remember like it was yesterday when I fainted after going for a simple jog at the park. That moment comes back to my mind each time I run a race. I think of that scene, not because I want to remember that horrific moment, but only

Introducing the 2021 #HouAmbassadors

#HouMarathon Ambassadors Marcelo Valdez - @cronicasdeunrunner I’m 34 years of age, a proud husband, father, and back of the pack runner that has been running the streets of HOU since I moved here in 2015 from El Salvador. I run to beat myself everyday.         Michelle Morton - @mic2lee As a legacy runner of

Get Your Own PR: Why You Never Want to Chase Another Runners Pace

Get Your Own PR! Why You Never Want to Chase Another Runner’s Pace. While channel surfing one Sunday in November 2017, I stumbled across the NYC marathon and caught a glimpse of a woman running to the finish line without a single soul in her wake. I was in absolute awe in that moment, but

The Race Within

For the longest time, I always wanted to be faster. To have the ability to to be as fast and run with the pack running a 6 minute miles. But you know what? Since as long as I've been running, I havenʼt been able to achieve that dream pace - and thatʼs OK! Let me

Running Through Life

I used to tell people I would never move out of Texas for two reasons: No H-E-B and no Buc-ee’s. Primo Picks and Beaver Nuggets forever, y’all. But the real reason I never wanted to move out of Houston: the run community. These people could literally tell you my life story. If you want to

7 Reasons to Move to Houston if you are a Runner

When you think about a runner's life style what comes to mind? Running shoes, sports gear, races, medals, finish lines, nutrition, habits, or maybe simply the best places to run? Being a runner in many major cities around the world can be a logistical challenge, and really be a whole lifestyle on its own. But

7 Tips for Mental Marathon Recovery

Training for months for a marathon, or sometimes even a year can be exhausting, but there's a training more than the physical and all the miles that goes into all of that preparation. It is our mental training. All of the physical process of our training can make us feel stronger after each day, every

The Back of the Pack

All my friends are faster than me. They know it. I know it. My friend, a local elite, will run twice around Memorial Park in the time I complete one loop. I’m a back of the packer. I claim it. I own it. I rock that title with the best of them. Why am I

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