Melissa’s Corner

How do you display your medals?

How do you display your medals?

One perk of a distance race is the finisher’s medal. In fact, I’ve been known to sign up for a race based solely on its bling. So over the last several years I’ve accumulated a lot of medals! I started […]

Melissa

About Melissa

About the Author: Melissa Cooper started running in 2011 with Couch to 5K. In the summer of 2012, in what seemed like a leap, she joined Rogue Running and completed her first half-marathon–San Antonio Rock and Roll–later that year. Finishing San Antonio was supposed to be a one-time bucket list thing, but these days her half-marathon total is at double digits (and climbing). Her favorite race distance is probably the ten-miler. By day, she is a middle school teacher who juggles work and life and running—sometimes even successfully.

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Austin Half Marathon Expo + Race Report

Austin Half Marathon Expo + Race Report

Austin Half Marathon Expo + Race Report After I finished this race in 2014, I swore I’d never run it again. Yes, it’s Austin’s hometown race, it’s well-organized and draws great crowds. But it’s hilly, and February weather is a […]

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Run the Year 2017

Run the Year 2017

“I need something else to work towards or I won’t run. And this would certainly be motivating. But there is no way I can do it except on a team.” And with that text from my friend Jacquie, I fell […]

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What do you do when you can’t run?

What do you do when you can’t run?

It’s been eleven days since my last run. Last week at school I was short-tempered, easily annoyed, and rolled my eyes a lot. Coincidence? Or just middle-school-before-winter-break? Could go either way. All I know is that thanks to my continued […]

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Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run

Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run

The Trail of Lights Fun Run will go on, rain or shine. Shine it did not. My general rule about rain, cold, and dark is that I can do two out of three. Saturday night’s forecast violated that rule, so […]

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Winter Time Change: Friend or Foe?

Winter Time Change: Friend or Foe?

If I ran primarily in the mornings, I suppose I would appreciate the November time change that brings daylight before 7 A.M. But my weekday training runs all happen after work, meaning it’s already dusk before I even finish tying […]

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Shiner Beer Run race report

Shiner Beer Run race report

Last year, one of my BRFs and I went to Shiner as spectators. She had registered early because it sells out fast, but by the time race day came around she was injured so we decided to go and cheer […]

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Run for the Water 2016 Race Report

Run for the Water 2016 Race Report

Run for the Water 2016 Race Report The bonus of waking up at 5:30 and driving downtown before daybreak for a race? Seeing the UT Tower still lit up orange from Saturday’s football victory. At that hour, parking was still pretty easy, […]

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BRFs

BRFs

I’m not terribly social. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say that I am terrible at being social. Either way, when I first started running, I ran alone. No one in my family or my training group ran my pace, […]

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Race Report: Run Free Texas ‘80s 8K

Race Report: Run Free Texas ‘80s 8K

I signed up for this race knowing it was the week before a bigger race on my calendar. I figured five-ish miles was a good week-before-the-race distance, I just wouldn’t push too hard. To be sure, I enlisted my running […]

John Tuggle

About John Tuggle

John "The Tri Doc" Tuggle is a sports chiropractor in Cedar Park, Texas. He began triathlons locally and has branched out into more endurance type events. He loves most things that involve swimming, biking and running with a special emphasis on trail running.

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To Keep It Going, Mix It Up (April 28, 2014)

To Keep It Going, Mix It Up (April 28, 2014)

One of my favorite quotes ever about running comes from Robert deCastella, who, back in the day, ran pretty fast: “The only secret is that it is consistent, often monotonous, boring, hard work. And it’s tiring.” The single thing most […]

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One for the History Books (SchrupThink, April 22, 2014)

One for the History Books (SchrupThink, April 22, 2014)

There is so much that can be written about yesterday’s Boston Marathon—the 118th edition—I’m not even sure where to begin. Should we discuss the first victory by an American since 1985?  Surely the tactical race is worthy of something:  Almost […]

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