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.
Injury — the one word that strikes fear and distress into every runner’s heart. When I initially decided to write about injury prevention for this blog post I’d never experienced an injury before (besides a painful bout of Plantar Fasciitis here and there). I must have been sending a sign to myself because just a
Lessons Learned from my First Marathon Training Season Molly running the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon. Last year I experienced my first Marathon Training Season. I had a schedule to follow, a group to run with, a GPS watch and lots of body glide! What could possibly go wrong?! I ran my first half-marathon
Photo Credit: Payton Ruddock, Ruddock Visuals In a perfect world, marathon training goes something like this: (1) sign up for the race with ample lead time, (2) develop a training plan that optimizes the workload based on your unique running ability and goals, (3) execute the plan flawlessly, without injury and feel confident
By Ambassador Heather Foley Ahh, the pumpkin spice everything is in full swing. There is a chill in the air (well, sometimes there is). Your Chevron Houston Marathon or Aramco Houston Half Marathon countdown is in single digit weeks now. The only thing that stands between you and that magical start line is the holiday
By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland I’ve been an athlete most of my life. And most of my life I’ve been healthy and I learned to push through painful, tough training. Injury was just never present, until this past December. I tried to ignore it, the nagging pain in my heel when I woke up. I tried
Now that summer is coming, and with it the Houston heat, running in the morning is a great way to beat the hot weather. But, if you’re like me, waking up for an early morning run may be easier said than done. With that in mind, here are five tips to help get you on
Check out the Local Running Club scene in Houston on the HMC site or Houston Area Road Runners Association site. You can meet fellow runners and a new social group or two. You'll receive coaching and motivation from fellow runners. You can give motivation and inspiration to other runners. Running will become part of your weekly routine. Making