Bob Sturm is one of the best sportswriters in The Dallas Morning News' stable but he's really a radio guy, co-hosting (with Dan McDowell) the noontime BaD show on The Ticket/1310AM. His well-researched columns about the Cowboys, and posts on his daily Sturminator blog, which draw on his encyclopedic knowledge of sports, offer great insights into what's happening with America's Team.

Go Oak Cliff's 1.1 Beer Run is the perfect precursor to the Bishop Arts-staged Brew Riot. For a registration fee, you get to run through Bishop Arts, plus you're granted three beers and early admission to the home-brewing competition. For completing the run, you also get a cheeky 1.1 car sticker that will help you show up any marathon-running jerks you know.

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Whole Earth Provision Co.

There are other sports besides baseball, football and basketball. If you participate in outdoors-y non-team sports such as camping, fishing and hiking, Whole Earth Provision will get you outfitted. They've got a huge variety of hammocks, guidebooks and sleeping bags (single and double), and an enormous collection of flip-flops and waterproof sandals. Friendly, knowledgeable staffers will take the time you need to find just the right quick-wicking shirt and ergonomic backpack. You need to look chill trudging up that hill.

Was it ever going to be anyone else? Champion golfer and native Texan Jordan Alexander Spieth won the 2015 Masters, the 2015 U.S. Open and came within a shot of making a playoff at the 2015 British Open. Had he won at St. Andrews, Spieth would've become the first golfer since Ben Hogan (in 1953) to win those three tournaments in a single season. Instead, he settled for being the first golfer since Tiger Woods (in 2002) to win the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year. Spieth bought a multi-million-dollar house in Preston Hollow and estimates put his net worth at around $16 million from winnings and endorsements. As one sportswriter put it, Spieth's basically Dallas' fifth major sports franchise at this point. He's 22.

Klyde Warren Park

If you're looking to get in shape on the cheap, your workout schedule is available at klydewarrenpark.org. The downtown deck park offers a workout class every single day, from zumba to boot camp, but the best class on the docket takes place at 10 a.m. Saturdays. Hosted by the Dallas Yoga Center, the instructors are experts at guiding you into and out of challenging positions. Pair it with a boot camp or meditation class to feel the burn or find your inner zen. The best things in life really are free.

Fans of Sunstone Yoga love their signature "Fire" class, sort of like Bikram except the room is kept at a slightly less heatstroke-inducing 98.6 degrees, but Sunstone's menu of classes has expanded. At locations all over town, this chain of yoga studios offers multiple styles and some daily non-yoga classes like strength training and barre. No matter which studio you visit, you'll find an inviting atmosphere and friendly instructors. Take Sunstone up on a free trial week. If you like it, you can buy a monthly unlimited pass, which gives you access to any class at any location. These yogis help you stretch your muscles and your dollars.

Klyde Warren Park

Straddling a freeway, this downtown oasis has become a grassy magnet for workers needing a break, high-rise dwellers craving a look at ground-level life, museum-goers, ATTPAC visitors, lovers, mommies with baby strollers and power walkers. With artsy lighting, well-kept landscaping and a steady stream of pedestrians and bench-sitters, the Klyde is a fave for selfie-taking tourists and Uptown dog owners taking designer mutts out for a whiz (remember those poop bags). A knitting group meets one day a week in the park, a book club on another (weather permitting). You'll find picnickers, Frisbee tossers and, because of its location, a few of the overnight "campers" who didn't make it to the homeless shelter in time. Rain or shine, for the rich or poor, the Klyde awaits, a blanket of calm atop a busy thoroughfare.

Lee Harvey's

When you visit Lee Harvey's on a Sunday afternoon, you'll likely fumble with the gates, only to have to push your way through a small pack of friendly dogs on your way to the bar. If you're not a dog lover, this might sound miserable, but when you watch your furry friend join the pack of free-roaming bar hounds, you'll smile with pride. There just aren't enough places where your pup can socialize while you imbibe. Dog Day Afternoon is the perfect spot. The bar itself tends to attract people with big dogs — there's one frequent guest that is the size of a horse — but the dogs are mostly friendly, and even a shy dog will feel at home under a picnic table by your feet.

Maintaining the proper workout motivation can be challenging. The skinny bods on the Katy Trail can set off one's shame spiral in a big way. White Rock trails are a battle for turf among walkers, runners and cyclists. Now there's a new road to conquer. After years of delay, the Trinity Strand Trail is complete. Linking the Design District and Medical District, the 7.8-mile, non-motorized concrete path may one day serve as the backbone of a vibrant urban neighborhood. For now it cuts through a depopulated landscape of warehouses and office buildings — which isn't a bad thing. The level of urban grittiness is non-threatening, even pleasant, and the areas along the trail make it look like the epicenter of a coming zombie apocalypse. Nothing invigorates a run or bike ride quite like the thought of being chased by the undead.

Several dozen millennia ago, when most of humanity was still chasing prey across the African savanna, there was no running gear to speak of. That all changed when running transitioned from survival skill to healthful avocation and people realized the beauty of foot coverings that provide arch support and those billowy shorts that stop at the upper thigh. No place in Dallas has mastered the art of selling these and related accessories quite so well as RunOn! Their gait evaluations, performed by a consistently knowledgeable staff, are indispensable for selecting the right shoe for all but the most casual runners. The stores are big enough to have an ample selection but not so large as to be overwhelming. RunOn! is also a great hub for connecting with local running groups.

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