Melissa Marowelli - Saline MI
Hi, I'm Mel, a triathlete who tends to make questionable life choices when it comes to running events; let's do dumb stuff together for fun! I ran track in high school, and picked running back up for both physical and mental health as an adult, and now it's an integral part of my lifestyle. My favorite distance is the half marathon; you have to work for it, but not so much that the training takes over your life, and you can still go grab a beer afterwards. I like being able to give back to the running/triathlon community through pacing events and helping others achieve their goals. I also coach middle school cross country and love being able to breathe life into the next generation of runners, to share those moments with those kids as they get started is the best.
Most memorable run or race: That's hard! So many races with different reasons to be memorable! Dopey Marathon was a PR in fun, it's not often that you can ride theme park rides in the middle of your race and cross the finish line with a margarita in your hand. Runner up would be the Daytona Beach Half Marathon as it was the first time that I hit my goal of a sub-2hr half marathon.
Favorite post-run beverage: Pickle Beer by Urban Artifact
The song, mantra, or quote that you turn to when the run gets tough: "I didn't come this far to quit now." I don't know that I really have one, but if I had to pick this would be it...our races are the celebration of all our training, so we might as well finish what we started.