Meet Melanie!

Hi! I’m Melanie. I am big sister to Amanda, and little sister to Christine. I live in Austin and have been running half marathons in Disney since 2011.


Top race moment: high-five from Mickey!

It took a lot of motivation from my sisters to start running. I started with a strong belief that I was not a runner and finishing a half marathon was not something I was capable of doing. I signed up for the 2011 Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon with my sisters as my first race because I figured if I didn’t finish, I at least had a weekend in Disney World. At the starting line, I still did not know what to expect from myself.  I trained, but had yet to attempt the full half marathon distance. My sisters continued to try to convince me I was going to make it and to my surprise, they were right! I couldn’t believe it when I made it across the finish line and received my first medal. It felt like a miracle, and I’ve continued to run and improve ever since.

My first race

I love sewing race costumes and finding epic Disney merch. I am excited to share race costume tips, fashion finds, and general magical moments with each of you.

Here are some fun facts about me:

Favorite Disney Princess:
Tiana because she is a princess who still has career goals.

Favorite Mickey Shaped Food:
Cake pops. Mickey Cake Pops.

Favorite running jam:
If it’s not a Disney song, it’s “PUMP UP THE JAM.”

That’s all for now!

– Melanie


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