Melissa Bay

Club Member Since 12/15/2007

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Melissa Bay

“Live in the moment and enjoy your life. Things are allways changing.”

City: Colorado Springs State: CO

Favorite Shoe: INOV8 Size: 7.5

Age: 45.2 years old

Marital Status: none

Family members:
Two beautiful, smart daughters

What I do for work:
Dispatcer-AMR and a few hours a week selling running goods at BRC.

Places I’ve called home and why I like where I am now:
I live near Cheyenne Canyon area, love the wildlife and single track runs.

When I started running and what got me started:
Did some road races-realized i did not like the roads and hit the trails. Trained with the incline club after signing up for my first BTMR. I have done well on the trails. Progressivly I take trail running more serious and get better.

What does running mean to me:
It grounds me. The club has added a lot to my passion for trail/mountian running. Finding out how hard I can actually push myself and what I can acomplish keeps running fun. Thank you incline Club and PPRR

Running accomplishments: View my Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon results
flatt roads to love for the hiily mountains.
2008-BMTR 4th place age group- 16th female( first time running that race)
2008-ADT 1/2 Marathon 2nd in age group (First time doing a half marathon race)
2008 Fall serries-1st in age group( first time doing that series)
2010-Dirty Thirty 12mile 3rd in age group
And Many more that I am proud of. However I Just do my best !!

What I like about trail/mountain running:
I love to play with the different types of strides, jumping and lateral moves for a quick pace up and down the hills. Kicking out my elbows for a down hill turn and overall balence over some unstable surfaces at a fast pace is exciting. I can't wait to push my self on a lenghty incline only to treat myself to the short rolling hills afterwords and then let loose on a flatt. Pure bliss!!! Not to mention when there is a great tempo song playing and I get lost in the whole ordeal watch out I feel unstoppable.

Favorite running trail and why:
Pushing myself on any trail-just to be able to enjoy some well earned good times and millage. Always welcome good company and new trails.

Favorite trail/mountain race and why:
Desert Rats- first Time I ran a race and payed attention to the scenery.

Best running experience:
Running the power of four race and learning what a ski hill is all about under that snow! Running and trying to keep my feet on the ground against extreme wind gusts during the leadville heavy half!!!

Worst running experience:
Running too hard in the heat!!

Neatest thing found on a run:
A natural crystal found at section 16 parking lot, found while stretching!! The smell of vanilla diring a trail run. A granny smith apple stuck in a tree on a trail run. I ate it!!! All the different mushrooms during a wet phase of a season.

Running pet peeves:
People not picking up thier dogs poop. Leaving it to smell as you wisk buy. YUCK!!!!

Something non running related that no one would guess about me:
I was into Barrel Racing when I was a kid. I ran with a burro during a rave.

Other hobbies and interests:
Road trips, coffee shops, bookstores, antique stores, acting like a free spirt and having fun with family and friends! Go- carts

Other stuff:
I want to keep my running at a level that I always enjoy and not push my self so hard that I make an excuse not to run the next day. But then agin all I do is push myself so I will take it run by run.

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