Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Everything is Bigger in Texas!

Houston, here we come! Thanks to the generous donations from folks around the country who want to help me get this film made, I will be leaving for Houston tomorrow to shoot the next segment at the USA Half Marathon Championships on 1/29 and the Chevron Houston Marathon on 1/30.

As a lifelong fan of distance running and track & field, there is nothing more exciting than being at the start to witness so many talented elite athletes toe the line. What makes this even more special is that the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials will be held on this very course a year from now, and many of our top distance runners and Olympic hopefuls will be testing it out in advance of the Trials. I plan to interview a handful of the top Elite Women, including Magdalena Lewy Boulet, Zoila Gomez, Dot McMahan, Katie McGregor and Tera Moody (who has a cameo in our film), among others. I also hope to meet and interview some of the sub-elite women from across the U.S. who are also racing, so if anyone knows of a talented woman who is racing in Houston this weekend, please post their name and info here.

Stay tuned to this blog for updates from Houston as I'm able to post them. You can also check in on our Facebook Fan Page!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Make No Little Plans"

Fun times this morning in chilly/snowy Chicago at the Daniel Burnham XC Open, where Christina defended her title from 2010 with another win! The motto on the bibs: "Make No Little Plans". Very apropo as she's planning to qualify for the Trials on 5/1 at the Eugene Marathon!




OregonLive Article

Here's a nice article about our film online at OregonLive! Thank you to Eric Davis of the Bowerman Athletic Club & Nike for writing this :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

5 more days... video gear dilemma!

Thanks to some very generous donations (including a airfare!) we've raised enough to get to Houston and pay for the hotel. However, we're still short the funds ($400) to pay for the video gear needed to interview our Olympic hopefuls and film the USA Half Marathon Championships on 1/29. I'm departing on Thursday, 1/27 and may have do my shooting on a Flip video camera (not ideal, poor quality footage for a movie, and oh-so-embarrassing!) so anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated. The donate link is on the right side of this page :)




Wednesday, January 19, 2011

7 Days 'til Houston and we need your help!

You folks have really been coming through for us with some nice donations in the past 48 hours. We're still in need of support to reach our goal of filming the USA Half Marathon in Houston in less than 10 days,  so whatever you can do is really appreciated. $5, $10, every dollar will help! If you want to help us, please click on the Donate button located on the right-hand side of this page. 




Wendy Shulik, Producer


Friday, January 14, 2011

14 Days 'til Houston and we need your help!

We are trying to get to Houston on 1/28 to shoot the USA Half Marathon Championships and Chevron Houston Marathon for our film. Thanks to your support, we've received some generous donations in the past two days; however, we are $1,000 short of our goal! If you want to support the film, please click on the PayPal link on the upper right-hand side of this blog page :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

One Year Out From the 2012 Olympic Trials Marathon!

INDIANAPOLIS - Friday marks one year until the Team USA marathon squad for the London 2012 Olympic Games will be selected in Houston, Texas. With the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon a mere 365 days away, USA Track & Field will host a live web chat featuring 2008 Olympic marathoners Ryan Hall (Big Bear Lake, Calif.) and Magdalena Lewy Boulet (Oakland, Calif.) to discuss their preparations for the upcoming USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston. The 2011 championships will be held on January 29, and will be used to preview the 2012 Olympic Trials marathon course.

Earlier this week, the Houston Marathon Committee and USA Track & Field announced that Hall, the 2007 USA Half Marathon champion and American Record holder, and Boulet, the 2009 USA Half Marathon champion, will be returning to Houston for the 2011 championships and will face other 2012 Olympic Trials contenders such as Patrick Smyth (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) and Katie McGregor (Saint Louis Park, Minn.).

Fans and media can participate in the live web chat beginning at 2:00 p.m. EST by visiting

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Help us get to Houston!

We are hoping to get to Houston, TX to film the 2011 USA Half Marathon Championships and Chevron Houston Marathon on January 29th and 30th. We plan on covering these races and interviewing some of the top U.S. distance runners and Olympic hopefuls, who will be testing out the 2012 Trials course. 

Your donations will directly support this production by expanding our filmmaking resources. Each dollar will help us finance computer and software expenses, gear rental, crew, and travel to races to interview Olympics hopefuls across the country while following our core athletes in their attempts to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials

Our goal is to raise $1,500 by January 25th to film this segment, time is running out and we desperately need your support. Please help us with a donation to our Film Fund. You can either click on the orange "Donate" on the upper-righthand side of this blog page, or our IndieGoGo fundraising page below (click the image). Thank you!

Sincerely, Wendy Shulik

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year, New Film Trailer!

Happy New Year! And we are off and running in our second year of production of our film, "Miles & Trials: Running Towards 2012!" Next up: travel to Houston, Texas on 1/30 for the 2011 Chevron Houston Marathon, where some of the country’s best distance runners and Olympic hopefuls will be testing out the course prior to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials. We hope to land interviews with some of the top female runners to ask them about their Trials preparation. All we need to get there are some donations to our film fund. Please help us by clicking the orange Donate button on the right :)

Here's our updated film trailer - enjoy!