53; Pharmacy Operation Manager, Pharmacist, Christ Community Health Services, Inc. 

HOMETOWN: Jackson, TN 

I LOVE RUNNING: Running provides me an escape from the stresses of life. I enjoy experiencing the outdoors and seeing new places. 

BUCKET LIST: I’d like to complete the 50-state challenge, but I only have nine states completed. 

UP NEXT: The Selma-Montgomery 51-mile relay with my BMR-Memphis brothers, the Big Buffalo 50K relay, and the Andrew Jackson Half Marathon in Jackson, TN – my favorite hometown race. 

FAVE FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: Running a marathon and losing over 75 pounds. 

SPEED BUMPS: I have lower back problems that sideline me occasionally. 

MY GROUP: Black Men Run and MRTC 

FAVORITE JAMS: “I Got That” by Anthony Brown & group therAPy and “What You Won’t Do for Love” by Bobby Caldwell 

RECENT RACES: I did the Detroit FreePress Marathon, which was the national meet-up for BMR, MRTC Off Road Series, and Rocket City Half Marathon. 

MOST MEMORABLE FITNESS EVENT: The Mount Rushmore, half marathon at Black Hills National Park, was the hardest half marathon I’ve ever experienced. 

BINGE-WATCHING: Grand Crew and Star Wars: Andor 

DREAM DINNER COMPANY: Barack Obama. I have a bucket list of questions for him, and I’m sure he would be so entertaining and super interesting. 

GO-TO GEAR: My Garmin 245 watch and many pairs of running shoes. You can never have enough! 

INSPIRATION TO BE FIT: Working in health care helps me appreciate my health. Healthy habits go a long way in life in maintaining fitness. 

ON MY NIGHTSTAND: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho and The Bible 

PET PEEVE: If you run, you are a runner. 

FAV INDULGENCE: BBQ potato chips 

QUOTE: I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:13, 14 

Photo by Tindall Stephens