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A Lonely Lion or Gabby Gazelle

“Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run.” – Bruce Springsteen As I have traveled across the Rio Grande Valley preaching the gospel of running, and more specifically, the opportunity to put your training to use at the upcoming South Padre Marathon, I have frequently heard the same question asked. “Is it better […]

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Note from the Doctor: Eating Healthy. It’s Essential.

“Our forefathers roamed the earth as hunters & gatherers. Now, people feel lucky if they’re placed in the short line at the local drive-thru. In elementary school, I recall decorating a pizza with entities representing the inner workings of a cell. The mitochondria, the cell’s powerhouse, the gift received from our mother, eagerly burns within […]

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Three benefits of exercising with others

Whether you go to workout classes with strangers or you hit the trails with friends, exercising in groups has its advantages. Even just including one additional person into your workout routine will help you get more involved and even push yourself. This is also a way for you to make new friends, but also strengthen […]

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Watermelon Pizza…Try this on the grill today!

We love CookingLight.com ways and mashing two amazing foods into one is like heaven. This sweet summertime fruit mixed with savory flavors will turn you into a “I will take the last slice” kind of person. Here’s Cooking Light.com’s step-by-step recipe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XshpX7XdvI Ingredients: 1 cup sliced red onion 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1-tablespoon sugar […]

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Pushing through, getting family involved and overcoming injury to run SPI

Healing from a torn rotator cuff, Dayna Mendez has been counting down the weeks till she can run again. “As soon as my surgeon give me the green light, I’ll start training for the SPI race,” said Dayna. She and her husband registered as early as they could to run the South Padre Island Marathon […]

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Inspire People to Live a Better Story

Race Director and Running Event Production are not course options at any of the universities I attended, and yes, I attended several. I am frequently asked about how I got started, how did I end up putting on running events across Texas? However, I can’t truly answer the how question without first answering the why […]

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Get Your Grill with these Stuffed Burgers

It’s summertime and a burger sounds pretty good!As you head to South Padre Island or to a backyard barbeque, you can wow your friends with this low calorie, low fat entree! Here is a STUFFED burger that’ll keep you work you on track to “slim and trim”. Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers are packed with a whopping 31+ […]

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Celebrate Your Freedom

July 4th is a day we celebrate our freedom with friends, family and fireworks! It’s also a day you’re apt to hear the phrase “freedom isn’t free”. This phrase is most often used, and rightfully so, in reference to the sacrifices made by so many in defense of our freedom; however, I want to take […]

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Sides Set to Spice Up Your Father’s Day Cookout

Keep the steaks to your old man but help out with these great grilling sides. Most dads are all about the meat and potatoes so let’ s give it to them. Here’s a great recipe from MyRecipes.com on grilling potatoes. INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black […]

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It’s all about the Shoes!

The shoes you choose to train in can make your experience either heaven or hell. While looking for fit, comfort and a bit of style, you have to keep in mind that everyone’s feet and running stride are different, therefore it is imperative that you seek out a professional who can help find the right […]

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Get Rid of those Awful Blisters

Blisters are the worst. Not only are they physically unbearable, they can hurt our progress as runners. Many avid runners suffer blisters because of the friction caused by shoes or socks rubbing against their skin. There are ways to present blisters before they happen. There are also remedies to treat those blisters that have already […]

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Savor Summertime Flavor With These Drinks That’ll Make Everyone Ask For Refills

Summertime can be the best time to make memories with your kids. Spending time outside, heading to the beach and relaxing out by the pool. If you’re working to lose the beer belly look then here are a few of our favorite summer time drinks that keep the calories at bay. Watermelon Lemonade. Two flavors […]

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