Melanie Blenis has been a runner for about ten years. Prior to that, athletics were not part of her life experience. Four years ago, at 42, her son signed her up for her first trail race. She was hooked. Shortly, thereafter, Melanie completed her first Spartan, a Sprint in Atlanta, in 2011. It was life changing for Melanie and her entire family.
Melanie’s passion is communicating with women about how taking one small step can lead to transformation for them and those they love. In her words, “we sideline ourselves in so many ways, as girls, as women and as mothers”. She believes that women are often the supporters of their children and husbands pursuits and loose themselves along the way. Athletics is a way to “be you”. In this way, she says, women shine.
Melanie balances work and family life with her love for trail running, Crossfit, and tennis. Most mornings, she is up at 5 am to get it all done. She has completed the Vermont Beast, twice, along with many trail runs of various distances. Her favorite run is a 13 mile, scenic trail with friends or family – and think, she was the little girl that avoided P.E. class!
“For me, it is all about play.”
Personal Blog: http://www.seedifferentlynow.com/