Triathlete, 35, Principal at Running Pony Productions, Cub Scout Den Co-Leader
I’ve finished an Ironman, a few Ironman 70.3s, 2 marathons, a handful of half marathons, and a Spartan Super. I’m a solid middle-of-the-pack racer so no podium finishes (yet).
I’ll never forget my first triathlon. The water was warmer than the air, and it was raining relentlessly. As I transitioned to the bike, the clouds parted and the sun shined down on the course. I couldn’t help but sing U2’s Beautiful Day as I rode along.
I ❤ Tri’s:
What I love most about triathlons is that everyone out there on the course has an inspiring story to tell, and the best stories come from those you least expect.
When my wife and I were expecting our first son, it was time for a change. I sold the PlayStation and bought a treadmill. Bad habits have been replaced with trying to be the best I can for my wife and children.
I’m currently training for Ironman 70.3 Muncie and a Spartan Super outside Nashville.
My must-have gear is a flashlight. I’m typically out the door by 4:30 am so I can be home in time to help get our boys ready for school.
My favorite food in Memphis has to be the El Mero Taco Truck. The Southern Fried Chicken Tacos hit the spot after a long week of training.
I’m extremely fortunate to have married my high school sweetheart who delivered four miracles into our lives. Out of everything in my life, I’m passionate about being a husband, a father, and a role model for our boys. I’m not perfect, but I’ll never stop trying.
He Said She Said:
According to my wife, I’m the only person in the world who has made running expensive.
INTERVIEW BY HAILEY THOMAS. PHOTO BY PHILIP MURPHY.