33; Manufacturing Engineer for Ford Motor Company
I LOVE CYCLING: I love cycling because it can be used as a way to relax, and it’s a great way to explore the world. You can also push your body and test its limits.
BUCKET LIST: I want to qualify for the Boston marathon and complete an Ironman.
FAVE FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: Definitely, riding over 200 miles (10+ hours) on the trainer.
SPEED BUMPS: The end of 2022 was rough, with multiple deaths in my family, my dog being diagnosed with terminal cancer, and the normal stress of prepping for a baby. In all honesty, the hardships have yet to end, but cycling always brings me peace and calms my spirit and mind. I know with faith, my family, my friends, and cycling, I will eventually make it to the other side of this heartache.
MY GROUP: I’m a member of the Grind City Cycling Club, Major Taylor Memphis, and the Grind City Cycling Race Team. I’m also a former member of the Marx Bensdorf Race Team.
FAVORITE JAMS: I like something that matches the workout I am doing.
RECENT RACES: I raced the entire 2022 Crit season and got my first podium at the Tiger Lane Crit.
MOST MEMORABLE FITNESS EVENT: Completing and doing fairly well in the St. Jude marathon. It gave me confidence in my overall fitness.
BINGE-WATCHING: “Better Call Saul” and “Alice in Borderland”
DREAM DINNER COMPANY: I’d like to have dinner with my grandfather. Unfortunately, as I got older, he had already lost much of his personality from dementia, but he was a big role model to me growing up. Photo by Tindall Stephens
GO-TO GEAR: My WHOOP heart rate monitor and at least one of my road bikes.
INSPIRATION TO BE FIT: To be competitive and just be my best self.
ON MY NIGHTSTAND: I’m currently reading “Mastering Fear”, which I’m really enjoying.
PET PEEVE: EXCUSES
FAV INDULGENCE: Food!
QUOTE: “You have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.” – Unknown
UP NEXT: The race of bringing our baby into the world!
Photo by Tindall Stephens