Melissa Spooner radiates healthy living. While I‘m convinced it’s because of her early morning swims and trail runs, I’m just as sure it has something to do with her being comfortable in her own skin. In fact, I think it’s safe to say she’s found her niche–and she absolutely loves it.
Many know Mel as an endurance coach and a nutritionist. Some recognize her as the driving force behind Vernon’s recent Ironman bid, while others know her as the taskmaster of Vernon’s Masters Swim Club. Of course, for those who compete in or follow the elite world of endurance sports, they know Mel as a three-time champion Ironman athlete with countless races on her resume. As for me? I know Mel as someone who believes in uniting the community through activity, who believes in doing, not just talking, and who is living proof of the benefits of moving, every day. In fact, I think she could be the face behind a new Nike slogan, “Just move it.” Because as Mel says, “you don’t have to compete in an Ironman race, you just need to get out and go for a walk.” Continue reading