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What gifts to give your active runner

A person may think a runner just needs the clothes on their back and their shoes to head out the door and hit the trails. There are many great gadgets and accessories that can help a person exceed their own running expectations! Whether you are looking for a gift to give them for the holidays […]




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Embrace Leg Day!

For the workout that starts with 30 Deep Resting Squats “Getting Marathon Ready” isn’t just in the miles. It’s all about the movement and motivation. Stretching and isolating different leg muscles will help with recovery and prevent injury. It is important for runner’s to strengthen their leg muscles! Not only will it improve your speed […]




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How many calories are you burning doing holiday activities?

The holidays are known as the best time of the year, but also the most exhausting. In addition to running and cross training exercise, your burning calories cooking, shopping, raking leaves and even wrapping presents! Have you ever wondered how many calories you burn while performing these activities? The answers from South Beach Diet may […]




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Don’t let those Thanksgiving calories bog you down

We are about to give you a statistic you may not want to hear. According to ACE Fitness the average American consumes 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat during Thanksgiving dinner. That’s a lot! Although the holiday season may seem like a weight-gain trap, there are ways for you and your family to power […]




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An Inspiring Journey

The months of training, planning, sacrifice and blisters have all led to this weekend, marathon weekend in South Padre Island! In time the blisters will heal and the memories of painful early morning training runs will fade, but the memories you make this weekend will last a lifetime. Our marathon journey began in March of […]




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ALS will not sideline athlete competing in South Padre Island Marathon

While some doubt their ability to complete a marathon, Pablo Ferrara is determined to cross the finish line. The fact Pablo is with us today is incredible. Diagnosed with ALS more than five years ago, Pablo is defying the odds and is completing astounding feats of strength. This Saturday, at the Inaugural South Padre Island […]




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The Simple 3-2-1

Want to really kick your cardio and speed into a high gear. Incorporate this exercise while you’re running. It’s simple but it’ll get your butt in gear. Jog is to warm up, sprint is to fire your muscles into high gear and the walk is an active rest meant to open your lungs without going […]




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Keep training strong. You’re weeks away!

The South Padre Marathon is a month away! We know our runners have ramped up their training for the big run across the Queen Isabella Causeway and down South Padre Island  Boulevard! For many of you, this may be your first marathon or half marathon. Don’t be afraid. You can accomplish anything you set your mind […]




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Striving for Progress NOT Perfection: Pancho’s Amazing Weight Loss Journey

We’ve met some incredibly inspiring people since the launch of the South Padre Island Marathon Facebook page. Pancho is one of those. To date he’s lost over 100 pounds and his work ethic is as cool as lemonade on a hot day. He’s come a long way and we wanted to share his story from […]




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Improve Your Stride, Try This Yoga

These 20 Minutes Might Be The Best Thing To Improve Your Stride. Stretching is a no brainer but all to often sports related injures happen because we think we’ve done enough. False. More than likely you haven’t and spending extra time stretching will only help your stride, recover and joints. Do yourself a favor listen […]




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