In her free time, Mallory Maclellan (pictured left) has developed a love for running, a passion she built by deciding to join her father, a runner himself.
Running has become a huge part of Mallory Maclellan’s life, but it wasn’t always so significant for her. For many years, Mallory Maclellan watched her dad running and competing in marathons by himself until one day in 2011 when she decided she was going to start running with him. Thus, a beautiful pastime and bonding activity was born.
For the past seven years, Mallory and her dad have been training and running together. When she ran her first marathon, her father ran it with her, and the pair have since competed in a number of races across North America, including cities like Ottawa and Chicago. She’s even run several marathons on her own, though she fully acknowledges that her father is the one who got her started running in the first place.
As much as she loves running competitively and training for races, Mallory Maclellan also enjoys just going for a run any time of the year. During the winter months when it’s colder outside, she primarily runs at the gym, but in the summer when the weather’s nice you’ll find her running around her neighborhood four or five days a week.
For Mallory, running is the best stress reliever. While she knows many people are skeptical of the “runner’s high,” Mallory herself knows how great it can feel to hit your stride and feel the rush of endorphins as you push yourself and your body to become faster.
In her professional life, Mallory Maclellan has been living in Edmonton, Alberta for about a year and a half now working as a Unit Claims Manager. When she’s not busy with work and not training for her next race, Mallory loves to travel. She’s travelled overseas to an impressive number of destinations, loving to explore new places and experience new ways of life. She’s travelled to England, Scotland, France, Spain, Morocco, the Dominican Republic and Switzerland just to name a few, as well as many states in the U.S..
One of Mallory’s favorite parts of visiting a new place is to see everything via her favorite means of travel: her own two feet. There’s nothing quite like running through a new place to familiarize yourself with it. There are so many things we miss when we travel by vehicle, and when Mallory travels, she wants to soak it all in. Her current travel goal is to visit every NFL football stadium in the country.