Valhalla, New York
|Primary Discipline(s)||Triathlon, Road Cycling / Criterium, Open Water Swimming, Road Running, Trail Running|
|Bucket List Race||Ironman Italy Emilia-Romagna|
|Post-Race Drink||Polar Vanilla seltzer|
|Off-Day Activity||Walking my dog Penelope, reading|
Hi! My name is Melissa. I am a pizza loving dietitian who recently discovered triathlon and fell in love! After tagging along for a couple of my friend's races over the past few years, I finally got up the courage to sign up for my first triathlon- Timberman 70.3! This feat was especially special for me because when I started training in September 2021, I couldn't even swim ONE LAP. For months, every time I got in the pool, I added another lap. I couldn't believe it when I was able to do 50 at once- in my Blue 70 suit :)!
I was never an athlete earlier in life but I have truly found the magic in training for something and achieving a goal that I never thought was possible. I love the community of fitness and triathlon, and have made so many friends along the way.