Melanie Brender will be joining Running Things as a contributor and be heading up the, now monthly, Running Things Newsletter.
On my move to Boulder and some reflecting on my running career from about 2011 to now.
I talked with my good friend–and track wife–Lauren Wallace Misenti, after my she read my last blog post. Lauren ran at UC Davis, graduated in 2013 and ran professionally until 2017 before retiring from the track. Her event was the 800-meter run. Anyway, the blog post I’m referring to was inspired by a caption I…
Don’t let people who aren’t doing shit about their dreams give you shit about yours.
I posted this photo on Instagram captioned: “Felt like shit. Still progress.” I was talking about perfectionism.
Melanie Brender’s untitled poem anemia poem she wrote after finding out she might be anemic instead of just bad at running.
She just thought she was bad at running and didn’t fit in, until she found out her iron was just low.
Melanie Brender left Utica Stevenson High School, in 2010, with her heart set on going to Notre Dame.
Please check in on your friends and teammates, even when it seems like things are going well.
Running is hard. Let’s talk about it.