Melanie is a veterinarian living in Everett, Washington. Her running journey ebbed and flowed for about 10 years but then became a consistent part of her life 3 years ago. She fell in love with being a part of such a supportive and welcoming community! She also discovered the joy of the runners high and being able to continue to see herself get better and better; whether that was better pace, or longer and longer distances accomplished. Since that time, she has participated in several obstacle course races, 5ks, 10ks, 15ks, Ragnars and half marathons. In addition to running, she also enjoys cross training with HIIT, weight lifting and skiing. Her biggest goals for the 2020 year are to participate in and finish her first full marathon and meet new friends though being a SRC running ambassador and encourage them through their running goals!