Kelly McLendon

Kelly McLendon

Kelly McLendon grew up in the Midwest and moved to Austin, Texas five years ago. She started running in sixth grade and never stopped. Her favorite part of running is the community and she loves tricking run partners into intense hill workouts while disguising the route map with slightly misleading descriptions like “gentle rolling hills.” During the day, she works in regulatory affairs for the consumer packaged goods industry.

Let Yourself be Imperfect

I don’t know how to slow down and take it easy. Why is it so hard to relax? This is a loaded question I’ve asked myself nearly every day since quarantine started. I’m supposed to be savoring this time to enjoy the little things by staying close to home and catching up on forgotten tasks, but I just can’t help wanting to pick up the pace.