I LOVE MY SPORTS: I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with running and cycling. I didn’t know when I started running at 55 that I’d enjoy it so much. I’ve met a lot of wonderful, fit, and inspiring people participating in the sport.
BUCKET LIST: I just want to stay healthy and keep moving for years to come.
UP NEXT: My next race will be the Memphis Runners Track Club Summer Series.
FAVORITE FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: My biggest accomplishment in cycling is the Bluff City Blues 100-mile ride and the St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon.
SPEED BUMPS: My most considerable hardship was learning to run at a later age. However, I’ve remained relatively injury free through consistent training and not trying to do too much too soon.
MY GROUP: I’m a member of the Memphis Runners Track Club, the Memphis Hightailers Cycling Club, and the Bluff City Training Team.
FAVORITE JAMS: I have a running playlist with songs at a tempo of 180 bpm. It’s extremely helpful to be able to run right on the beat of the music.
RECENT RACES: My last race was the Great American River Run 10K, where I placed in the top three of my age group. This year I’ve also participated in the Memphis Runners Winter Off-Road series, the Crosstown 10K, the Big Buffalo 50K relay, and the Zoom Thru the Zoo 4-miler.
MOST MEMORABLE FITNESS EVENT: My most memorable event was the Village Creek 10K trail run with a starting temperature of 10 degrees! I’m also proud of completing the Grand Teton Half Marathon and Yellowstone Half Marathon races.
BINGE-WATCHING: I enjoy watching the Tour de France each year and Unbound Gravel videos on YouTube.
BEST EATS: Central BBQ and Memphis Pizza Cafe!
DREAM DINNER COMPANY: I’d love to have dinner with my dad. He died about 20 years ago and was a good athlete. I’d think he’d be proud that I’m as active as I am at this age.
GO-TO GEAR: Brooks Ghost running shoes and Breakaway Running tech shirts.
INSPIRATION TO BE FIT: My inspiration is the people I’ve had the privilege of knowing and calling friends. There’s a certain challenge that comes with wanting to improve and excel in my fitness journey.
ON MY NIGHTSTAND: My favorite sports-related book is “Flow in Sports” by Susan Jackson and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It has great information about finding that magical place where the athlete and the sport become one.
FAV INDULGENCE: Beer!
QUOTE: “Do better than your best.” – unknown