56, Running & Triathlon Coach at Be Fit and Train
Bragging Rights: I’ve been running competitively for 25 years. I’ve been on a little hiatus over the last several months with an injury but am working my way back! Prior to that, last summer I competed in a 24-hour run and completed 73 miles. I was 1st female and 3rd overall male and female.
Favorite Fitness Accomplishment: Completing a couple of IRONMAN races was an incredible experience and gave me so much knowledge about myself and what I was capable of. Qualifying for Boston and running it was such an honor. And an age-group placing at one of my half IRONMANs was pretty neat.
Most Memorable: Probably doing a Hi-Tec Adventure Race with a couple of my besties. It was a race I’ll never forget. We acted like kids playing in the woods that day!
The <3 Trail Running: Without a doubt, the friendships and camaraderie! But I also love how much you connect with your mind and body through training. It’s amazing how healing running for a long time on a trail can be.
Inspiration: My athletes! I have the privilege of being a part of other people’s big accomplishments. They have different goals and struggles and are starting from different places. It’s really inspiring to see and be a part of their growth.
Passion: I enjoy traveling to really cool places and being with my family, friends, and my doggies. I’m a dog walker on the side which brings me a lot of joy.
Food Truck Fave: We love the New Wing Order truck. They move around Memphis and have the best chicken tacos ever! The people are really great too.
Spirit Animal: I love all animals. But I am definitely very connected to dogs and could watch them communicate with people and other animals all day.
Quote: Make it happen!
INTERVIEW BY HAILEY THOMAS. PHOTO BY TINDALL STEPHENS.