melissa carlson

ambassador Member Since: 2013

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hometown leander, texas


Do you have a quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/racing/life?
"Gambaru" which means to do your best, no matter the circumstances. Always persevere, never stop until the goal is reached. 

Why do you run?
Sometimes I run for myself, for my sanity, to clear my mind, to enjoy my personal time. But most of the time I run because it allows me to be a part of such an awesome community. Over the past few years I've connected with many kickass runners, both vocally and virtually, and made some great friends which I never would have met otherwise! I run because it improves my quality of life. 

What is your favorite place to run?
The 10-mile loop around Lady Bird in downtown Austin.

Running gear you can't live without?
Garmin, Nathan handheld, and Pro Compression socks.

What is your favorite local running store?
Luke's Locker

When you're not running where would we find you?
Hanging out with my better half and two dogs, touring local breweries, or making a mess in my kitchen pretending I'm on the Food Network.

What is your favorite post-race treat?
Bagels and Beers

Complete the sentence: If I was stranded in a hotel room with one movie and one book, they would be…
The Other Guys and Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaser


melissa's favorites

Race Distance 13.1
Workout 400 meter repeats
Pump Up Song

Now You're Gone - Basshunter

Kerosene - Miranda Lambert