Melissa Stocking

img_0980-1.jpgMember since 2018

Current city: Portland, OR

Occupation: Legal Assistant

Instagram handle: @mellocrisp

Best running experience: Training for my first marathon and slowly completing new distances: 14 miles, 16 miles, 18 miles, 20 miles… learning that my body was capable of achieving things I had never even given it credit for.

Passions outside of running: Working with local immigrant populations, either through my job at an immigration law firm or volunteering as an English teacher in the community. Exploring new places, hiking trails, and swimming holes (at least for a few months each year).

Favorite post-run meal: Nothing like a solid brunch. I want eggs, meat, veggies, potatoes, a biscuit , fruit, coffee, and a bloody mary with lots of pickled things.

Racing highlights/PRs:
5K – 23:57.63, Kings United Way Turkey Trot 2017
15K – 1:22:24, Shamrock Run 2017
Half Marathon – 1:51:30, Race for the Roses 2017
Marathon – 4:11:30, Portland Marathon 2015