Running, Tris & hiking, 38, Fashion Buyer and Men’s Sales at Oak Hall
I have competed in five marathons (PR: 3:19:13), eight half marathons (PR: 1:28:41), seven triathlons, and 50+ 5Ks (PR:17:47) with 17 top-three finishes with seven overall race wins. I also have a consecutive overall winning streak of four.
I <3 Running
I love running because it gives me the chance to get outside. You have the ability and freedom to do it anywhere. I first started running on a regular basis when I traveled full time. Any city I was in, all I had to do was step outside and run.
Being fit has always been a way of life for me. I always want to be healthy in order to pursue my adventurous lifestyle. I want to continue competing in races and accomplishing new goals.
I cross train three or four days a week. I work out at either Shed Fitness or Shred415. Both are great workouts to help with my strength training and cardio.
In Training For
I’m planning on the M-Town Series, Fairway 5K, Great American River Run, and various races throughout the summer.
I can’t leave for a run without my Garmin Forerunner or On Cloudflyer running shoes. I’m always tracking my miles, pace, and heart rate. I’m very technical when it comes to training!
I’ve always loved to travel. I’ve been to 49 states and 19 countries. I’m always figuring out my next adventure. Some favorite trips were backpacking through Yosemite and trekking in the Himalayas. I’ve also been to Africa a couple of times and ridden the train through Europe.
Memphis has so many great restaurants. I always try new places. Erling Jensen’s is probably one of my favorites. Everything there is perfect.
I would always save up to buy nice clothes so, eventually, I had to make it my job. I also love food and traveling so much I have been known to plan vacations based on restaurants.
Interview by Hailey Thomas. Photo by Philip Murphy.