Melissa Urban - DWRunning

DWRunning Tenure:

Joined in August 2018


5k: 27:33, 8k: 46:24 10k: 1:03:06; Half Marathon: 2:20:16

Primary Focus:

Finishing my next half marathon strong

Motivation to Run:

Growing up, I had asthma so I wasn't allowed to do much physical activity, let alone run. Then I realized that I just needed to run smart and listen to my body. Now running is about telling myself that I can do the things I thought weren't possible.

"If I could run anyone, I would run with...":

Shalene - She also loves food and we're both from Massachusetts.

Running Start:

Peer pressure? After college, I did Teach for America in Oklahoma and all my friends ran at the time, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I ended up coming back to it whenever I had a long day or needed to decompress and it just stuck with me. Now it's how I clear my mind and my "me time".

Desired Super Power:

Freezing time so I could accomplish everything I want in a day


Mountains or Ocean?:


Tea or Coffee?:


Early Bird or Night Owl?:

Early bird

Chocolate or Vanilla?:


Bolded PRs are PRs run while training with DWRunning.