Melissa Elrod

team nuun athlete

sport: running

I am an eyeball nerd (optometrist). I'm a runner, triathlete, and yogi. I started running in 2012; my goal was to complete my first half marathon when I graduated optometry school. My next goal was to run a marathon before I turned 30. Then I completed my first half ironman: 70.3 Muncie. My next goal: qualify/run the coveted Boston Marathon before I turn 35. My 32nd birthday is in a few days so I have 3 years to chase the unicorn. But I already have my sights set on my goal following Boston: complete my first full Ironman. Turns out Ironman Arizona falls on my 40th birthday in 2023. I like to blog about my experiences on my fitness blog I do active recovery with hot yoga. But what really sets me on fire is world traveling. My husband and I have been to 14 countries in the past 5 years and we are already planning our upcoming adventure abroad.


- completed 4 marathons (currently training to qualify for Boston) - completed 14 half marathons - completed 1 half ironman - completed 3 olympic distance triathlons - completed 6 sprint triathlons

Melissa's Favorite flavor is
Nuun Electrolytes : Tri-Berry

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