42; Global Account Manager for CTSI Global; Volunteer usher and ticket taker at The Orpheum, and volunteer for special events and telethons at WKNO
FAMILY: Husband Seth, two teenagers, and two cats.
HOMETOWN: I’m a Navy brat, but I lived most of my life in WA state. We moved to Southaven about four years ago.
I LOVE RUNNING: I enjoy making and working hard to accomplish goals. However, once I accomplish a goal, I start thinking about what I can achieve next.
BUCKET LIST: The 50 miler at Tunnel Hill.
UP NEXT: I’m finishing the MRTC WORS, signed up for the Big Buffalo as part of a relay team, and the Hoof it for Heifer 20k in April. My goals this year are to shave a few seconds off my 5k and a few minutes off my marathon time and complete my first 50-miler at Tunnel Hill.
FAVE FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: Big Buffalo 50k. I loved having my NME team help me. I am so lucky to be a part of an amazing group of people.
SPEED BUMPS: I get terrible race anxiety, but I know the anxiety is just that. The post-race feeling is awesome.
MY GROUP: I am a member and current Secretary of North Mississippi Endurance (NME). I participate in the Monday night Grivet run, and the Desoto Runners’ Club run on Saturday morning. I’ve also run with the Trail Trippers.
FAVORITE JAMS: “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled is a great mood boost to finish a race.
RECENT RACES: So far in 2023, I’ve run the first two in the MRTC WORS series (1st place AG in 3k and 2nd place AG in 5k) and the Village Creek 25k.
BINGE-WATCHING: The Offer, Dance Moms, and RuPaul’s Drag Race.
BEST EATS: Las Delicias guacamole is the best!
DREAM DINNER COMPANY: Lizzo – her music is so fun and positive, and I like how she encourages people to love themselves just as they are.
GO-TO GEAR: I love my Saucony Endorphin Speed 3s, my go-to fuel is Hüma Gels, and I’ve recently switched to an Apple Ultra Watch.
QUOTE: “Different strokes for different folks” – unknown
Photo by Tindall Stephens