47; Operations/Associate Care Manager at Adecco Staffing; volunteer Ambassador for win4youth and volunteer for St. Jude Marathon
MEMORABLE FITNESS EVENT: Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea during my first Triathlon. I took just a moment to flip over, look at the sky, and take it all in. It was so beautiful and surreal I almost forgot I was racing. It’s what got me hooked on triathlon.
RECENT RACES: I did the Winter off-road series with MRTC 13th of 42 in my age group, Memphis 70.3 and placed para, and the NYC Marathon.
MY GROUPS: MultiSport Mastery, Memphis Runners and Track Club, and occasionally the Victory Bicycle Shop Seasonal Training Teams
FAVE FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: Ironman Florida 2019
MY STRUGGLES: I lost my right arm in a car accident when I was 20. I ran a little and worked out through college, but at 28, I was playing soccer and started running marathons – neither require two arms! When I decided to get into triathlon, I had some fears. I feared getting a bike made, but it ended up being no big deal. The bike shops in Memphis are amazing. I also feared the cutoff times for the bike and swim portion of the triathlons because riding a bike takes a ton of effort, balance, and added caution, and swimming with just 1 paddle takes more time, but I try to make up time on my run and everything seems to work out fine.
I LOVE MY SPORTS: They have taken me to Europe twice and all over the US. I enjoy being outside and staying in touch with nature and the community of fitness folks in Memphis is amazing.
GO-TO GEAR: A hat. I feel naked without one.
FAVORITE JAMS: Anything pop. I may be a 17-year-old trapped in a 47-year-old body.
UP NEXT: MammothMarch and Death by 5k Memphis. Pamela Wilson, Triathlon, Running, Golf Photo by Tindall Stephens WEEKEND WARRIOR 47; Operations/Associate Care Manager at Adecco Staffing; volunteer Ambassador for win4youth and volunteer for St. Jude Marathon
ON MY NIGHTSTAND: I’m reading, Your Best Year Ever by Michael Hyatt. I’m determined to do just that.
DREAM DINNER COMPANY: My sisters. They live far away and we don’t get enough time together. When we are together it’s my best day ever.
BUCKET LIST: I’ve signed up for the Pikes Peak Full Marathon this year. It’s been a bucket list item for over 15 years.
MY FAV INDULGENCE: Wine and cheese puffs
QUOTE: My mantra to get me through tough stuff: “Awesome people do hard things. I do hard things. Why do I do hard things? Because I’m awesome.”
Photo by Tindall Stephens