About-headerHi Friend! I’m Melody – a high-end hippie mama and lifelong runner with a margarita problem. I live in Northern Virginia with my husband (BJ), 3 babes (Mr. President, Baby Coco, amd Wild Man), 3 bikes, 4 strollers, and 20-something pairs of running shoes.

I’ve been running my whole life. I grew up watching my mom run & race, so it was no surprise that I would grow up to be a runner, just like my mom. I ran track at The University of Central Florida, where I specialized in 400m hurdles and 400m. After college, I discovered that distance running wasn’t so bad.  I ran a 5k.  Then a 10k.  And, then a half marathon.  It took another 6 years, but I finally ran my first marathon in 2011 and trained hard enough to qualify for Boston Marathon.  In 2012 I ran my first Boston Marathon.  It was one of the best and hardest weekends of my life.  I still have a hard talking about the race without getting emotional – Boston broke my heart – but I was honored to be a part of such a legendary race.

I’m extremely passionate about running & my community and feel fortunate that I am an influencer to other runners, mothers, and children. I’ve worked for Brooks Running and Moving Comfort, I’m a certified USATF running coach, personal trainer, (currently, former) fun run leader for Girls on the Run coach, and love teaching my kids the joys of running.

I hope that, through my love for running & margaritas, I can inspire others to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.  Running has taken me to places I never knew possible (they weren’t all good places or experiences, but I learned from each one).  Running is my one true passion, and I love being able to share it with you.  Thanks for hanging out with me!



Transamerica/Competitor Group: Tomorrow Chaser, Spokesperson, and Rock n Roll Runner
St. Jude & Transamerica
Fox 5: Rock n Roll DC Marathon
Washingtonian Magazine & Blog
Army Ten Miler Website & Program Guide
For Two Fitness
Our Kids


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  • Product Reviews, Promotions, Giveaways: I love reviewing product – and bonus if I can giveaway product to my readers.  Product reviews that are coupled with a giveaway will receive preference over those that do not.
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  • Coaching: I am a certified running coach and am currently accepting new clients.  Please see COACHING tab for more information.


coaching-headerI am currently accepting new clients and would love to work with you!  Whether you live in the DC area or another state (or country!), I can help you accomplish your running goals. I offer Customized Training Plans, E-Coaching, and One-on-One Sessions. More information can be found on the Coaching page or email at: willrunformargaritas@gmail.com



I love hearing from you! Send me an email to say Hi, ask a question, or just to chat. I can be reached via the contact form or by email at: willrunformargaritas@gmail.com