Weekend Warrior: Peyton Jones

Runner, 30, Analyst at CBRE

1

I consider myself an athlete more than a runner. I play basketball, soccer, and lift weights.

2

I love being a part of a team and competing. The guys I play basketball and soccer with are my best friends. Games and races fuel the competitiveness I have had since I was young.

3

My most memorable event was running the 2017 St. Jude Half Marathon because I competed with four of my best friends.

4

My main motivation to stay fit is overall health. The biggest hardship I ever had to overcome was losing my dad when I was 18.  It taught me the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to not take anything for granted. I also see myself as a motivation to other friends and family to continue to live a healthy lifestyle.

5

I have already signed up for the 2018 Memphis St. Jude Half Marathon.

6

My favorite restaurant is Booya’s in Collierville. All the food is amazing, and there’s a great family-friends atmosphere.  

7

I would love to have dinner with former NBA player Steve Nash. He was one of my favorite players growing up, and he played with and against some of the greatest athletes in the world. He also has a passion for soccer, so I think we would have a lot in common.

8

My biggest passion in life has been coaching basketball. I coached at Collierville High School. I broke my ankle playing basketball when I was young and couldn’t play that season, so I really began to understand the game more and have been able to share that knowledge by coaching over the years. 

9

I have a bit of a shopping obsession, and that is mainly focused on Nike shoes. However, my biggest indulgence is definitely pizza.

10

My favorite quote is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” —Philippians 4:13

 

INTERVIEW BY HAILEY THOMAS. PHOTO BY PHILIP MURPHY.

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