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Melissa Schroth

Director of Operations for a financial recruting firm. Degree in Accounting, just wasnt for me. What can I say, I am a multy tasker...hmmmm....maybe I should do triathlons....

How did you get into triathlon?
Had an Ironman qualifier in my office, Ashley Johnson, she has been doing triathlons for about 3 years. Even though she is about 15 years younger than me it was very motivating. She first got me into running, finished my first half marathon in 2007. I used to do a boot camp 4-5 times a week, but after a year or so it got a little boring. Time to change it up!

How long have you been doing triathlon?
Completed my first triathlon just a week ago. Caveman in Flower Mound!!

Favorite workout?
Bricks, make me feel like I have really accomplished something.

Do you have training partners?
Trained with Dallas Athletes for Caveman, but did not join. None of their workouts are in Dallas. Met a Fit2train member at my gym, joined the next week!

Best Race?
Thats easy, the only one I have done, Caveman.

Worst Race?
Beginning to feel these questions are not for a newbie like myself, havent done enough to say yet.

Why you do triathlons?
I just love to be outdoors!!!

What's next for you?
My goal is to do my first half ironman next spring!!!

Most embarrassing moment doing sports?
Have to think on that one, guess that is a good thing. Only done 1 tri, so i am sure my embarrassing moments are coming!

Running Shoe that you wear?

What time do you wake up?
About 4:30-4:45am.

Favorite song to train to?
Any dance song or 80's music, keeps me movin'!!

Out of all 3 sports- which is your favorite?
Hmm...a little soon to decide.

What kind of food do you eat during a workout?
Wow... I am definitely a newbie, really dont eat during my workouts. I know its coming. I do like my Advocare products and protein shakes.

Favorite food (regular)?
Sushi! Eat it at least once a week if I can. If I deserve a treat, MEXICAN!!!

Spouse/Significant Other?
Are you trying to depress me....ha...just kidding, been divorced over 2 years. I have some good stories!

Other sports interest?
Played soccer from about the age of 5 until high school, then after college joined Dallas Sport and Social Club.

Something that you like to do that is not sports related?
Drink wine on a patio and just chill.

Favorite TV show/movie?
Cheers (one of my all time favorites), too many favorite movies. Pulp Fiction, Good Fellas, Usual Suspects and Scar Face are at the top of my I see a patern here....

Greatest motivator?
I am best motivated by my next challenge, that would be the June 6th tri in Las Colinas.

Born and raised here in Big D! Go Cowboys!!!!

Interesting fact about yourself?
I was adopted, have 5 brothers and sisters. My parents chose not to stop at perfection and had my little sister.

What do you like to do to get away from triathlon?
Too new for now, not ready to get away from it.