Fit Feature: Meet Meleia

4 09 2014

MeleiaAge: 50

Running must-have: Flashy clothes, especially shorts

Training for: Greenline Half Marathon

Prior to running, Meleia stayed active doing kickboxing and biking, but she had always wanted to be a runner. After failed attempts at large training groups and programs, she joined Fleet Feet’s Bunny Run 5K Training Program in the Spring of 2014. Since then she has shed more than 30 pounds, broke 30 minutes for a 5K and is now training for her first half marathon. This grandma is definitely a force to be reckoned with!

Meleia credits her success to the accountaibility of the training group and the cameraderie of her fellow runners, pacers and coach. She has also changed her diet and now eats more fish, veggies and fresh food.

What started as 1 minute of running followed by 2 minutes of walking has morphed into doing long runs of 8 miles on the Greenway and asking her boss to leave work early to get in her run before it rains. We have to say she caught the running bug.

We’re so proud of how far Meleia has come and can’t wait to see what her running future holds!

Know someone we should feature? E-mail us at lovetorun@fleetfeetmemphis.com.


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4 09 2014
Victoria Anderson

Wow you are incredibly dedicated and it truly shows. You look great and I’m sure the health benefits are too. Good luck with the races

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