And So It Begins

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By Ambassador Melissa Carlson Marathon training, that is. To be honest, I didn’t think another marathon was in my future. The idea of it seemed fun as I tracked fellow runners’ training and PRs each spring and fall. I wanted to run the five boroughs in New York, snag a fresh PR on the flat…

Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Charity Program hits $20 Million Mark

HOUSTON (September 24, 2014) – The Houston Marathon Committee announced on Wednesday that the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason charity program has surpassed the $20 million fundraising mark since its inception in 1995. The charitable program is designed for runners to fundraise for local charities. In 2014 alone, over 16,000 donations were made…

Sometimes you need to be a little crazy

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By Ambsassador Bryan Kreitz This is hard work! Notice, I didn’t say it was work, but that it is hard work. What am I talking about? Training for the Aramco Houston Half Marathon or Chevron Houston Marathon of course. It takes time, commitment, and a little bit of crazy to wake up day in and…

Life Happens

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By Ambassador Bryan Kreitz Yes, that’s my clean way of saying another common expression, but I believe it also conveys a greater sense of the expression. When people utter $@!& happens, it implies that there is a negative issue at hand and we just need to grin and bare it, but when life happens, there…

What’s Your Reason to Run?

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By Ambassador Lindsay McClelland Everyone has a reason to run. For some it’s exercise, for others it’s competition. There’s no right or wrong reason to run, unless you stop having fun. I recently had the opportunity to spend an hour with Don Hall, a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and personal trainer at SEARCH Homeless Services.*…

Elite Prize Purse Announced for 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend

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HOUSTON (September 3, 2014) – The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced on Wednesday the elite prize purse for the 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. A total of $276,000 in guaranteed prize money will be awarded to the top finishers in the four races on January 18th, including a $40,000 first place…

Morehead named Executive Director of the Houston Marathon Foundation

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AUGUST 27, 2014 – On behalf of the Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF), the Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) announced today that Executive Director Wade Morehead will also assume the duties of Executive Director for the Foundation. In addition to this announcement, the HMF is getting a new look by changing its logo to include the iconic…

How to Become a Runner in One Easy Step!

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By Ambassador Matthew Carberry I’ve never considered myself much of a runner. That is, I run, but until recently I treated runner more like a title reserved for… well, athletes. It was always intimidating, but once I learned how easy it is to be a runner, I’ve not only enjoyed it more, but performed better…

The Little Secret Runners Never Admit

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By Ambassador Heather Foley You know that feeling when you are running free and easy like a gazelle leaping through the meadow, soft sunlight warming your shoulders, a cool, gentle breeze wicking the beads of sweat from your brow as you run faster, and eventually you realize you can solve all the world’s problems with…

Slow but steady…

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By Ambassador Lisa Chmiola It’s been 6 weeks since I started physical therapy for my hamstring strain. If you’ve been following along, you might recall that my injury will take closer to 3 months to heal versus a usual 6 weeks because my strain is in the tendon area of my muscle, not the “belly”…