Now you know how fast (or slowly) I run. I completed my first full marathon this past weekend: Chevron's Houston Marathon. While I don't even remember the entire route because I was "in the zone," I must say, this is a great city. My personal favorite part of the run was arriving downtown, running through the streets where some great independent oil and gas companies are based, and seeing the finish line at the George R. Brown Convention Center from about half a mile away. Seeing that finish line is all it took to give me that extra burst of energy to make it to the end! While the George R. Brown was filled with sweaty runners with marathon medals around their necks and champion glasses in hand on Sunday, I couldn't help but think about the next event I will be attending at the George R. Brown: NAPE on Feb. 5-6. NAPE is in its 17th year and is the premiere gathering for oil and gas professionals. Hart will be in attendance as always, and we willing be unveiling our newest web site, the Unconvetional Gas Center online. Lindsay Goodier, Online Editor,