Earlier this fall, The Post ran a story about Lori Ostrom and her mom, Beverly Hale, making the Red Flannel 5K run/walk a family tradition for better health. Lori’s children are also picking up on the tradition. Her daughter, Melissa McCauley, 18, ran her first half marathon in Nairobi, Kenya, last week.
According to Lori, Melissa had been running while at college in TN and continued to do so when she moved to Kenya for the semester. “She has been training for this event since she arrived in Kenya this past May,” she explained.
Melissa grew up in Cedar Springs, and is currently a Student Missionary teaching at a primary school in Kenya. She will be back in Michigan in May or June 2013 and resume her goal of getting her teaching degree. “Financing has slowed her down, but she continues to work hard towards her goal,” said Lori.