BIRTHPLACE: Washington, D. C.
JOB: Diabetes/Metabolic Nurse Practitioner at the Memphis VA Medical Center
FAMILY: Husband–John, Son–Sean, 2 dogs–Chili and Pepper
FIT CLUB: Memphis in Motion, River Runners
RECENT WW EVENTS: Cooper Young 4-miler, Chicago Marathon, Greenline Half Marathon
FAVORITE FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: I got my PR 5:22 at the Chicago Marathon in October.
MOST MEMORABLE WW EVENT: Sylamore 25K in 2015 in the snow and ice (need I say more).
I ❤ RUNNING: All you need is a pair of shoes and a road or trail. I have seen many beautiful sunrises that I would not have witnessed if I weren’t up running. Also, the running community is GREAT!
MY RUNNING HEROINE: My mom, April Goode. She started running over 10 years before I did and beat me in a 5K when I was 44.
WW MUST-HAVE’S: Brooks Glycerin, Tom Tom Spark 3 cardio watch.
“I overcame my belief that I couldn’t run.”
PRE-RACE RITUAL: Eating the veggie plate at Soul Fish Café pre-race night.
NEXT WW CHALLENGE: St. Jude Half Marathon
BUCKET LIST: Run a marathon abroad in a place like London or Australia.
IF YOU COULD COME BACK AS AN ANIMAL WHAT WOULD YOU BE: I would come back as a horse because they are so graceful when they run.
BINGE WATCH: Lately, The Fall. I also love The Midwife, Criminal Minds, and all Star Trek shows (especially with Jean-Luc Picard).
OBSTACLE COURSE: I tried running when I was over weight and it hurt my feet so much, so I lost 35 pounds on Weight Watchers and slowly started running again. I overcame my belief that I couldn’t run and now I run marathons!
BEST EATS: Bosco’s Squared. I eat the California Pizza (add spinach) and the Scottish Ale.
IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANYONE FAMOUS WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE: The Beatles— and I would want to party and dance!
SELF-INDULGENCE: Pedicures at Spa Nails, coffee chip ice cream at Sweet Noshing’s, and lattes from either Café Eclectic or Otherlands Coffee Bar.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t Ask. Act! Action will delineate you and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson
Interview by Hailey Thomas. Photo by Sarah McAlexander.