Weekend Warrior: Morgan Harris, Runner

Runner, 29, Account Manager at Varsity Spirit

Braggin’ Rights:

  • St. Jude Marathon 2016: I qualified for Boston on my first try but missed the cutoff.
  • MRTC Road Race Series 2017: 3rd Overall Female
  • Running of the Rams 5K 2016-2017: 1st Overall Female
  • Valentine’s Day 10k 2018: 1st Overall Female
  • Mug Mile 2018: 1st Overall Female
  • Running of the Rams 5K 2018: 1st Overall Runner
  • Shelby Forest Loop Half Marathon 2019: 1st Overall Female & 3rd Overall Runner

Fun Run:

My absolute favorite race of the year is the St. Jude Memphis Marathon. The cause and atmosphere are incredible. I love raising money and training for St. Jude year round.

I ❤ Running:

I love the people. Running has led me to make many new friends I would not have met otherwise.

Motivation:

I want to show my children how important it is to take care of your body, love your body, and know what it can do. I also love the feeling of pushing my body to its max, setting new goals, and the drive inside when I’m training and racing.

Cross-Train:

I enjoy weightlifting about six days a week. I mostly train in our home garage that my husband and I slowly built up. Or I’m at the gym at work on my lunch break. 

Next Challenge:

I am training for the Running of the Rams 5K this May in Bartlett! 

Get-Away:

I love going to the beach with my family. We have a crazy schedule most days, so I love being able to disconnect from everything. It’s my happy place and the perfect place to reset.

Best Eats:

Casa Mexicana is my go-to place! I usually get the chicken fajitas and maybe a good margarita. Oh and the cheese dip!

Favorite Quote:

“Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.”—Kara Goucher

 

Interview by Hailey Thomas. Photo by Philip Murphy.

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