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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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Your next cross training experience

Total body fitness is the best way to make you a more conditioned athlete and a runner. Finding ways to engage your muscles at proper times like going up hill or hooking a turn take cross training. Sometimes you’ll need to just kick it into 5th gear. You can’t just do that willy-nilly training your […]




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Recipe for Protein Perfection

Protein is paramount in recovery and muscle building. You don’t have to stock up on tuna, beef and shakes to get your protein. Here’s a killer wrap that’ll get your fix. Ingredients Whole wheat tortilla Hummus Black beans (No salt added is best) Peppers Onions Kale or spinach Antibiotic free chicken 5oz Watch this delicious […]




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26 Tips to Get Ready… Get Set… #RunSPI

The South Padre Island Marathon is just weeks away! You have been training your heart out, and our team is so excited to see everyone accomplish their goals from start to finish. By running this inaugural race, you are becoming a part of history. We want you feel your best and confident as ever before. […]




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Bye Bye Back Pain, Hello Abs

Pro athlete trainer/ Physical therapist Jeff Cavaliere beaks down what to do with that nagging back pain while doing ab exercises. Sometimes our willpower is stronger than our bodies but all it takes is some tweaking and solid advice. Jeff says, when the hip flexors dominate ab exercises, the end result is an ab exercise […]




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A Runner’s Favorite Warm-Up

For months, the RunSPI team has brought you cross training workouts to help shed fat, boost your metabolism and get you in running shape. Now, it’s all about putting in the miles. Active.com clears up the guesswork and shares a hot warm up that’ll get you pounding the pavement. Do each for 45 seconds and […]




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Low calorie, low budget French Toast

Let’s get some French toast! Not a bad idea, IF you know what you’re doing. Buying those famous freezer brands are packed with 15 grams of sugar and loaded with nearly 500 milligrams of sodium. The Culinary goddess, Lisa Lillien with Hungry-Girl.com has a French toast hack that’ll have you sneaking snack bites from your […]




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