Born in Brooklyn, raised in Staten Island (fist pump), and having bounced all over the boroughs, I’m a New York City girl at heart. I’m a self-professed fitness junky, health food MacGyver (seriously, I can make a salad with just a paper clip and chewing gum), blogger, freelance journalist, song writer, digital strategist at Launchpad Advertising, and peanut butter & jelly ninja. I know what you’re thinking–too many things! Ahh! Well then, just focus on the peanut butter & jelly ninja part.


I’m currently living outside of New York for the first time in my life, calling Austin, Texas my home. This blog will chronicle my Texas mishaps and make-goods, healthy food finds and recipes, workouts, and if course random ninja topics that come up day to day. Thanks for visiting, and feel free to reach out at melanie[at]melruns[dot]com.


7 Responses to “About”

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    nice to know a fellow ny gal. I lived in Brooklyn for 20 years and have been in Austin for about 6. Keep writing

  3. Jessie February 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

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