Family, food, and fitness were the three “Fs” of my holiday travels. This year I spent Thanksgiving in Nashville, TN with my fiancé’s family. I’ve always found that when traveling, especially to a city you don’t know that well, it’s really easy to lose track of your routine. With the Chevron Houston Marathon a mere seven weeks away and a busy few weeks of wedding planning and work ahead of me, I was determined to keep my fitness up which would in turn allow me to enjoy the feasting and connect with my soon to be family.
This is the true story… of 12 strangers… picked to travel to NorCal…run 200 miles together and sleep in two vans… to find out what happens… when people stop sleeping… and start drinking Nuun…The Real World Nuun Edition.
One of Houston's most famed pizza places has finally hit the inner-loop. Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana has been loved by Houstonians for years at its Memorial Drive location. Its newest location, in Montrose at the corner of West Gray and Montrose Blvd., brings fast casual pizza in a laid-back, BYOB environment.
I’ve done plenty of races in the past five years from tris to marathons, but I don’t think I’ve ever been truly nervous about any of the courses before. Anxious about hitting my goal pace or placing, yes. Completing the course, never. Enter the Tough Mudder. Full disclosure, this is the second Tough Mudder I’ve signed up for. My first, two years ago in Houston, I chickened out. Paid the entry fees, and just decided not to go…I told myself that I was afraid of hurting myself a few weeks before a marathon and skipping was doing the right thing. This summer, Kyle and I decided to join a team of his coworkers for Tough Mudder Dallas.
Tonight I attended a pretty kick-ass event in Houston, a rooftop yoga fundraiser for non-profit, Peach Outreach, focused on raising awareness and funds for uterine cancer research. How am I connected to uterine cancer you ask? It’s simple. I have a uterus AND 50 percent of the people I know have one, too. With a focus on raising awareness about uterine cancer, the event used yoga as a way to break down the barriers of having tough, uncomfortable conversations about the disease.
Situated at the corner of Main Street and Congress Avenue in the most bustling block of downtown is Honeymoon Cafe & Bar. This quaint cafe and bar joins several others in giving Houstonians and visitors a reason to visit the downtown district for lunch or drinks. Stepping inside the historic building is like taking a time machine to 1920s Houston. With quirky furnishings and configurations, it’s a comfortable place to meet friends for happy hour or even a lunch meeting.
Here, at MMI Agency, we’re huge proponents of the power of social media. You can find us regularly sending out tweets, uploading photos to Instagram, posting updates on Facebook, sending photos on Snapchat, and organizing boards on Pinterest, just to name a few, for MMI Agency and our clients. We love the work we do for our clients, and we’ve found that keeping up with our personal accounts as well makes us better at our jobs! Here are five ways our social media team recommends making the most out of your personal social media accounts.
Bollo Woodfired Pizza on West Alabama is Upper Kirby’s newest Italian neighborhood spot specializing in woodfired, authentic Italian pizza. The exterior patio wraps around the building and is conveniently shaded for hot Houston days. Out front on the patio, paying homage to its name, are piles of wood - ready for the fire. In fact, Bollo’s oven was sourced directly from the best pizza makers in the world in Napoli.
It’s officially my third summer in Houston, needless to say, I’ve learned a LOT about hydration. I grew up swimming competitively and while I always carried a water bottle to the pool, I never had a grasp on just how important drinking it was to performance. When you’re swimming, you don’t realize how much water you need to take in because you don’t see it pouring off your body like you do in other sports. Plus, in those days, I consumed just as much Diet Coke as H20 anyway, yikes.
We’re all busy and sometimes fitting in brunch or happy hour can be challenging. That’s why we love the concept behind Table 57.
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As summer makes its way here, it’s more and more tempting to go for a run outside instead of going to your favorite class. But what if you want to take class and enjoy the running loops in your city? Whether you’re a casual runner or training for a marathon, cross-training can yield major results, plus, the weather demands you spend more time outside. Here’s how to fit running into your ClassPass schedule:
November is a great time for eating, especially since it’s National Peanut Butter Lovers Month. While the simple PB&J sandwich reminds us of our childhood, we’re also huge fans of some of the more innovative desserts out there. Lucky for us, there are tons of great peanut butter sweets here in Houston, and in honor of National Peanut Butter Lovers month, we thought we would hightlight a few.