52; Lawyer; Asst. Scoutmaster for BSA Troop 73

I LOVE MY SPORTS: They keep my weight constant, decrease stress, and keep my mind clear. 

BUCKET LIST: I want to finish the remaining three Abbott World majors and a marathon in all 50 states. 

UP NEXT: I have two remaining halves of the Road Race Series. I’m also looking for an out-of-state marathon to do. 

FAVE FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: I have completed three of six in the Abbott World Marathon Majors — NYC, Chicago, and Berlin marathons. 

HOMETOWN: Southaven, MS 

SPEED BUMPS: I unfortunately get Plantar fasciitis from time to time. 

MY GROUP: DeSoto Runners Club, North Mississippi Endurance, and Black Men Run. 

FAVORITE JAMS: “Castle on the Hill” by Ed Sheeran. I also like random K-pop. 

RECENT RACES: I did the MRTC Road Race Series and Peer Power Half. 

MOST MEMORABLE FITNESS EVENT: The Marine Corps Half Marathon Forward in Afghanistan. I ran 16 instead of 13 by accident. 

BEST EATS: Aldo’s Pizza Pies – Downtown. I’m there daily for the Bulldog Pizza and beer. 

DREAM DINNER COMPANY: Prince – I’m a big fan. 

GO-TO GEAR: Garmin Fenix 6 with chest strap and Brooks Hyperion shoes. 

INSPIRATION TO BE FIT: I started running to improve survivability in Afghanistan. Now, it’s a habit. 

ON MY NIGHTSTAND: “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” by Isabel Wilkerson 

PET PEEVE: I don’t like people walking in the middle or on the left in races. 

MY MOTTO: “They can’t take away my birthday.” 

Photo by Tindall Stephens