Susan Rouse is still running strong. On January 18, she will toe the starting line of her 30th consecutive Houston Marathon, a feat only two other women have achieved—and there is no end in sight. “I’ll keep running Houston as long as I’m physically able,” she says.
In addition to completing at least one marathon in each of the 50 states, Susan has completed many ultramarathons and triathlons, including four Ironman triathlons (which include a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a 26.2-mile run). Although she has had to battle a few injuries over the years, she believes the benefits of her athleticism far outweigh the disadvantages.
When she’s not running the roads of Montgomery County, Susan is busy at other endeavors. An administrative assistant for Exxon-Mobil, she likes to spend time with her two grandsons, who are 12 and 9. She also enjoys music and attends many concerts at Dosey-Doe. In addition, because she now lives near The Woodlands Waterway, she can hear the concerts at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion even when she is not actually in attendance.
After the finish of her landmark 30th Houston Marathon, Susan plans to participate in The Woodlands Marathon and a half Ironman triathlon in Galveston.