This Is My Super Excited Face



I’ve been stalking my email the majority of this week.  You’ve heard of stalking your mailman when you’re waiting for a package, right?  Well,visualize me refreshing my email a zillion times a day waiting for a certain email to come.

That was me starting Monday through yesterday afternoon.


Tailwind Nutrition was going to be announcing the names of their Trailblazers towards the end of February and I was on pins and needles waiting to hear if I had made it.  The suspense was killing me!

17022163_1247695012017299_2030983383507794438_n*me when I wasn’t refreshing my email.  😉

Knowing me for the calm, cool and collected person I am (not!), I’m sure you can imagine the huge ‘WHOOP!” and “Woo-Hoo!!!” that I let loose when I opened this email:

Welcome to the 2017 Trailblazer Team!

Hi Melinda,   We are excited to announce that you have been selected as a Tailwind Trailblazer for 2017!




I tried Tailwind about a year ago.  I knew I needed to figure out my nutrition for my 100 Miler and all the marathons I was running.  The fueling I had been using (gels and chomps), they just weren’t doing the job.  By the end of a marathon, if I ever saw another gel it would be too soon.  LOL!!!

The reality that my fueling would be detrimental to my uber long Ultra’s hit home.  I HAD to figure this out.  That’s when I heard about Tailwind and decided to give it a try.


It was a night and day difference in my running and energy levels and my tummy loved it!  I haven’t looked back.

I am a very happy runner!

So, when I opened that email?  I was over the moon excited!  The opportunity to be associated with this product was waaaayy more than I ever thought I’d have the privilege to do.

I am #blessed.

Thank you, Tailwind!!!