Melisa is 40 years old and is from Ogden. She was a physical therapist in her first life and now a mother of three: Cooper (7), Bridger (6) and Reagan (1).
Here are a few facts about Melisa:
Years running: 28
Weekly mileage: All over the map. Anywhere from 0-30 miles a week. Summer is always a lot easier to get out.
Favorite race distance or race: Marathon but now due to time the 1/2 is a lot more reasonable and less stressful on my body.
PR's - (5K, 10K, ½, mara, Ultra) or proudest running accomplishment: Last Fall I ran my PR in the St. George marathon - 6 months after having a baby and months before turning 40. I'm afraid now it is all downhill from here.
Favorite Training run: Running down the Old Snowbasin Rd. No traffic and beautiful views with fresh mountain air.
Why run - (motivation, inspiration): To relax and recharge which makes me a better mother and spouse.
Goals: Maintain fitness and enjoy quality time with friends.