A cool day on a flat, mostly concrete Houston course. The race is well organized, quite well supported and has great community enthusiasm. If I had one criticism it would be the only gels I saw on the course weren’t until about mile 21. I’m not much for the big city races (Houston is the 4th largest city in the US after NYC, LA, and Chicago), but this was a fun race and it was great to be a part of the city getting back on its feet. I will definitely be back. My super secret reach goal was a sub4 marathon in Texas. I was holding on to it until the last tenth or so. A little bit of heartbreak, but I’m pleased to potentially be in sub4 shape again. Still it was 4:01:22, so there’s still some work to do. Today was Steve Boone’s 700th marathon. I don’t want to grow up, but if I ever do I want to be like him. Fun fact: The Heisman trophy is named after John Heisman, who was the first full-time coach and athletic director at Rice University.