53; Physical Therapist, Owner at Fundamental Fitness; Fight On committee member; Sunday school teacher

I LOVE RUNNING: I want to run a half marathon in every state. I’ve done 48 so far. I also want to run in all of the six major marathons. I’ve done New York, Chicago, Boston, and Berlin to date. And lastly, I want to participate in the Senior Olympics, namely in the 100- and 200-meter dash.

UP NEXT: St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon

FAVE FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: I’ve placed in my age group in the majority of the states I’ve competed. I love representing Memphis!

SPEED BUMPS: When I was 30, I had a stress fracture in my femoral neck. I still have three pins in my right hip. I didn’t run for over a year and worried about my ability to do so.

MY TRIBE: I’ve been a Memphis runner since 1992 and I have my tribe! We’ve run together all these years, crying and laughing during runs and through all of life’s ups and downs.

FAVORITE JAMS: I like silence and the sounds of nature while running.

GO-TO GEAR: HOKA Bondi 7 and Garmin Forerunner 910XT

BEST EATS: Tsunami and any fish dish!

DREAM DINNER COMPANY: Tom Brady. I admire him because he’s an older athlete and the amount of discipline he has with workouts and eating.

PET PEEVE: Athletes who claim they can eat whatever they want. I have to follow a strict, healthy diet with little room for splurging to maintain a certain weight, but healthy eating helps me feel better so it’s okay.

QUOTE: “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” 1 Peter 3:8

Photo by Tindall Stephens