Only decent pic of me “running” @deandigamon is an amazing photographer 📷 ....he took this after he killed the #houmarathon!!...While marathonfoto only captured the struggle, thanks...pics look like a bank robbery surveillance video ....👎🏃 #iaintbuyingthatshit
My favorite medal is actually the smallest of them all. 2014 Lone Star Galveston Sprint Triathlon Finisher. It was my first triathlon medal that I earned after nearly drowning 4 months prior, since I did not know how to swim. 3 years later and I am now a Houston to Austin MS150 Cyclists, Ironman 140.6 and 9 time 26.2 mile sub-4 marathon finisher.
Here’s to the start of another strong year in 2018! Congrats to everyone who conquered the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Half Marathon and ABB 5K this past weekend. Y’all were outstanding out there!
We’d like to give special thanks to the Greater Houston Area and fans of ours from around the globe. We couldn’t #runhouston without you all!
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Complete focus on this bike tonight! 3x5 min of Threshold Intervals while watching a #tridot Webinar on How to Optimize Triathlon Training. A 74% TrainX score isn’t bad for intervals...for me. I’m still working on that though.
Momma likes my glowy Altras. Had a post-work run around town tonight because I just couldn’t make myself brace the 4am cold this morning. There’s always tomorrow 😳 Happy Thursday, or whatever day this is supposed to be. #Meow#EmbraceTheSpace
#tbt - because I’m still riding that #marathon high! ❤️
Sunday’s race was about so much more than a finish, a PR, or chasing another Boston qualifying time. 🦄
After I was sidelined last spring, I needed to prove to myself that I could do what I originally set out to do, while using what I learned about being healthy and training smart. This cycle, I trained for a shorter overall duration, ran less miles per week, took rest days, and varied my paces and workouts a lot more. I’m still smiling, I’m invigorated, and I’m excited for the months and races to come!
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Marc’s life is a beautiful picture of 2 stark contrasts: one of consistency & loyalty rarely seen in today’s fast-paced society, the other a willingness to embrace change when required by circumstances beyond his control. He grew up in Meyerland & competed in the annual #JCCMaccabiGames track & field events in high school. Marc said he usually won the races but he became even more intrigued by long distance running in the 70’s after reading about Nike & their development of running shoes. Inspired by their efforts, Marc began training w/ his friends at Memorial Park & competed in the 1986 #HoustonMarathon. Later that year when his 3rd son was born he decided it was time to take a break from running. He decided after his oldest son left for college in 1997 that it was time to get back into running. Several years later Marc joined #KenyanWay and continues to run with the group. In addition to taking up running in the 70s, he also began a career as a photographer. He has held the same job for 40 yrs & still finds joy in his work. One of his biggest challenges came 20 yrs ago w/ the introduction of the digital camera. At first Marc held off in making the switch. He felt there was an artistic element that was lost when film was eliminated. In 2003 he finally had to admit it was time to buy a new camera & embrace the change. Another transformation happened in Aug. Marc has lived in the same home for more than 50 yrs. He says that until 2015, the home never flooded, but in the last 2 yrs it has flooded 3 times. After the 2016 Tax Day flood, he had temporary a storage shed in his driveway. When Marc & his wife returned to the home the storage shed flooded with 7” of water. They began sorting through the items in the shed he found a box of photos that were completely ruined. Being a photographer he felt a deep connection to the pictures of his parents & children that he had personally taken 40 yrs ago. He stood in his driveway sobbing & had to admit it was time to move. Throughout all of the recent changes he has continued to wake up early & meet his friends at the Park. Marc says that if he doesn’t do his workout in the a.m. it doesn’t happen-some things never change.
As many of y’all know, I’m employed by #fleetfeethouston and I’ve always sought to grow our name + make us a staple in the city of Houston.
I love representing this family owned establishment. It has taught me a lot about our running community and the running industry. The networking side of it is one of my favorite parts... I’ve met so many incredible people the last few years and I’m looking forward to what lies ahead!
Miami - 11
11 more days until the #miamimarathon half. It’s been a couple of ice days in the Houston area. We got that @chevronhoustonmarathon in just in time. A good freezing run comes in nice for cleaning up our internal breathing pipes. It feels good but it can get dry quickly. But it is Houston and it will get hot and humid again very soon. Very hot and very humid..... very soon.
Let’s go! •
#houhalf Winners: Jake Robertson (New Zealand) & Ruti Aga (Ethiopia) and USA Women's Half record breaker, Molly Huddle. #houmarathon#runhou
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We're proud to have shared in all of the #runhou victories and triumphs of Sunday's runs! Keep the memories of those achievements with you forever by grabbing additonal finisher swag from the Official Chevron Houston Marathon store: bit.ly/2018CHMstore
Finisher results will be verified prior to shipment for all finisher medals, shirts, and mugs. Only official finishers may purchase these items.
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"As runners, we know that mental strength is a huge part of the sport. Finding ways to push a little harder or a little longer is what we do in training and on race day!" bit.ly/AmbassadorAmanda
Some tried and true advice from Olympic Trials qualifier and #houambassador@run2pr Amanda on how to tackle the distance mentally! .