Shoes (Skechers GoRun Ultra, both trail and road) Socks (Injinji) Nutrition (Honey Stinger Waffles, Sword and Skratch)
Most interesting race experience:
Born to Run 100 in California. It is a party atmosphere (even has a beer mile event) the entire time. People are like one big family, camping out on the grounds and hanging out throughout the entire weekend. The race also allows you the experience of seeing some of the Tarahumara tribe (from the famous Born to Run book) participate in some of their traditional games, as well as run the race with several of them. It's one of the few 100-milers that I would go back to multiple times.
Proudest Running Moment: Finishing my first 100-miler, the Heartland 100.
I finished with only 30 minutes to spare from the cutoff, after laying on the ground crying and throwing up with severe leg cramps. My daughter (who was 13 at the time) was also there helping to crew for me and I was so proud that she got to see me push through and complete the race.
"If It Doesn't Challenge You, It Doesn't Change You". This is my motto when choosing my goal races for the year. Who wants to do something easy?
I have been in the fitness field since 1998. My career as a personal trainer and Yoga instructor allows me to touch many lives and introduce them to a healthy way of life. I received my degree in Exercise Science from Wichita State University in 1999. I began running consistently in 2002. I enjoy running all distances, but particularly enjoy the challenge of the ultra distances and have completed six 100-milers to date. This year I will be attempting my seventh right here in Alabama at the Pinhoti 100, which we helped crew fellow race team member Dana Overton at in 2013. I have helped many people train for and complete races of all distances through both my career and coaching the Fleet Feet training programs. In 2012, I received my Running Coach certification through RRCA. I have been married to my husband Tony for 22 years and have two children, Courtney and Brandon who are also very active. Our entire family enjoys not only participating in races, but also volunteering and helping other runners. Tony and I co-direct the Recover from the Holidays 50k that is held each year at John Hunt Park on New Year's Eve morning.