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
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
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
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
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
Thinking about a great way to give more intention, inspiration and commitment to your run training? Looking for that extra motivation that will make you a real hero in your community? I've got 7 reasons why you should sign on to the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason program for the #houmarathon or #houhalf
Think of an event you have attended 10 times or more in life. Seen your favorite band in concert? A festival or parade in your town? Visited the same place for vacation? There probably aren’t too many. The Chevron Houston Marathon has been an event worth repeating to me. Since 2010, I have signed up
I really enjoy my “me time” while running. Solo running gives me time to focus on my next race, think through situations in my personal life or just allows me to completely lose myself in my music. In fact, I’ve trained for three marathons on my very own. But, sometimes, long runs, as with life,
If there’s one thing that all runners have in common, it’s that we love to run. But sometimes, our love of running means we don’t make time for anything else. In honor of International Day of Yoga, I want to share the reasons why you SHOULD make time for something else (you guessed it, yoga).
Let’s face it, Houston is well on its way to becoming the new “melting pot.” I like to think of Houston as being this massive pot of gumbo. For those of us in the south, we know the amount of ingredients it takes to make this delicious concoction and the effort that goes into it.