41; Manager in Air Operations at FedEx Express; Memphis Runners Track Club (MRTC) board member; Director of the MRTC Kids Running program

I LOVE RUNNING: I love the simplicity of running and how it helps you connect with other athletes around Memphis.

BUCKET LIST: I would like to qualify for the New York City Marathon.

UP NEXT: St. Jude Memphis Marathon. This year, I have the privilege of being chosen as a pacer for the 4 hours 5-minute marathon group.

FAVE FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: Finishing the St. Jude Memphis Marathon in 2019 with a time of 3 hours 28 minutes!

SPEED BUMPS: This year I had Plantar Fasciitis, a running-related injury, where your heel area hurts every time you try and run. I worked with my PT and Podiatrist and stayed disciplined with my therapy for almost 4 months, and while I couldn’t run at all, I was able to ride my bike. I slowly started feeling better at the end of September and was eventually able to start training for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon, though I’m not in peak marathon shape. I’m grateful that I can finish my long runs now without any heel pain.

MY GROUP: I’m a member of the Memphis Wolfpack and Germantown Thoroughbreds. We have weekly group runs and anyone is welcome to join us. I am also a member of the Germantown Athletic Club. FAVORITE JAMS: My breathing! I don’t listen to music while I run. I like to stay focused and listen to my body. If I am working out in the house, then I listen to any AC/DC song.

GO-TO GEAR: I like to wear my CEP over the calf compression socks for all my runs, and I can’t start a run without my COROS GPS watch.

BEST EATS: La Hacienda in Cordova. We always order the chicken fajitas and the customer service is always great!

DREAM DINNER COMPANY: Eliud Kipchoge. He’s a professional runner from Ken-ya that holds the world record for the marathon. I would like to learn more about his training and his mindset when he competes.

PET PEEVE: Not starting a group run/event on time.

QUOTE: “Only the disciplined ones in life are free.” – Eliud Kipchoge

Photo by Tindall Stephens