46, Manager at OrthoSouth, Head Coach of Women Run Walk Memphis Beginner Runners
Family: Husband Alex, daughter Kayleigh, and two furry canine children Baxter and Bentley.
Team Player: I’m a member of Memphis Thunder Racing and a White Hot Multisport athlete
Proudest Moment: Finishing IRONMAN Chattanooga. After that, anything is possible!
Next Challenge: MRTC Road Race Series
My Journey: I used to smoke a pack a day, was 90 pounds overweight, and could not walk up half a flight of stairs. I had to make a change, so I started walking in my neighborhood. One day I thought, “Maybe I can jog from this mailbox to that light pole.” I did it. On my next walk, I jogged a little further. It continued like that for weeks—and the rest is history!
I <3 Triathlons: It is time to just be me—not be a mom, a wife, or an employee. It allows me to decompress, stay healthy, and meet and network with wonderful people while I am at it!
My Inspiration: I was an overweight smoker not too long ago, and I promised myself I would never go back. That motivates and inspires me to keep going on my fitness journey. I want to be around to see my future grandchildren grow up!
Bucket List: Would love to tackle another full IRONMAN one day and would love to run the Bourbon Chase again!
Fave Jam Song: Heavy by Collective soul
Best Eats: Huey’s! Burger and beer!
Fitness Pet-Peeve: Aggressive/rude vehicles on the roads during an event/training ride/run.
Indulgence: Red velvet cake—YUM
Motto: There will be a day I can’t do this; today is not that day.
Photo by Tindall Stephens