Melissa has been running her whole life, but didn’t get serious about it until she turned 30 when she trained for and completed her first marathon. During the training process, Melissa fell in love with running because of the “me time” she gained while out pounding the pavement (or trails) and the amazing racing community. Since her foray in to distance running Melissa has completed over 50 half marathons, 2 Ultras, and is starting to pile on the marathons as well. As a “real job” Melissa is a CPA, and when she’s not working or running she can be found throwing around weights at her CrossFit box, hiking or skiing the awesome mountains in Colorado, or spending time with her family, friends, and furball (dog). Melissa loves pacing during halves to help others reach their personal goals, set new PR’s, and (above all else) HAVE FUN!