Pacer Melinda

Where are you from?

Boulder, Colorado

Current P.R.

1:33:07  Beat the Blerch ½ Marathon, Carnation WA  September 2016

3:14:47 Peak to Creek Marathon, Jonas Ridge, NC October 2016

 

Typical pace

8:15

Number of marathons

9

Occupation

Analyst Computer Forensics

Favorite marathon

Run For The Red, PA

Hobbies

Travel, Diving, Hiking,

Favorite Running Food

Quinoa, Kale Chicken

What are you reading now?

The Big Rich, Nature, Don Qixote,

Who do you train with?

Pacer Rob

Personal goals

A trail run, first tri, and learn Spanish

 

 

A quotation you like…

“At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities” Jean Houston

“Well behaved women rarely make history” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Why do you run?

 

I run for my head (beats therapy),  my heart (cardiovascular and otherwise), soul, (confidence boost), and my body (vanity)

Describe your best marathon memory.

 

My first marathon in Columbus OH. Even though I had trained for it, at mile 18, I was close to done. The miraculous strength that I mined from within was amazing, so crossing that finish line ahead of schedule was the proudest moment I think I had since giving birth to my son!

Why do you pace?

 

Giving back, I have had the help of many people, some strangers, who have given me the inspiration or kick in the pants to keep pace.

Tell us your best pacing experience.

 

I paced someone through their first 5K, first race, ever. She was elated as she ran through Coors Field with her family cheering her on. It was great.

Why should someone run in your pace group?

 

I am whimsical and funny! I am a talker, and love to comment on natural surroundings and will hopefully keep your mind occupied.

Any tips for runners about to join your group?

 

Relax, you’ve trained for this, its going to be great!

Anything else you’d like to share?

We’re in this together!

 

What philanthropic activities do you have?

I have volunteered with the APW (Alliance for Professional Women) in a women’s shelter, soup kitchens with the SCBA Sam Cary Bar Association, and planned and orchestrated a benefit for Step 13, a non profit group home for addiction recovery.

 

 

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