Melanie, Original Member
Meet Melanie Lopez, one of the original Running Divas, is now a co-founder of Concrete Runners. Like her sister Janice, she was active since she was very little, with activities ranging from swim to dance, and her main focus on martial arts. In high school, she stayed physically active mainly with her competition cheer team.
She didn’t start taking an interest in running until the end of her college career. Wanting to shed the extra pounds she gained while in college, before moving back home, Melanie took a swim class, aerobics class and running class. This is when she learned she really enjoyed running outdoors.
Melanie continued to run sporadically, but it wasn’t until she signed up for her first triathlon, Ironman Lousville, that she really engaged in outdoor activities. She actually did her first triathlon before she did her first half marathon in 2009. And, she hasn’t stopped collecting medals since. You’ll frequently see #medalwhore on her instagram posts.
These days Melanie continues to stay active by hitting the weights, Lagree fitness, Muay Thai, and of course running. She stays motivated and loves motivating everyone around her. One of her many joys is getting those around her to be active.