I am a middle school and high school band director in southeastern Mississippi. I began running in the fall of 2011 and it almost immediately became a driving force in my life. I went from running my first mile, to my first 5k, to my first half marathon, to my first full marathon all within a 4 month time frame. Since then I have completed over a dozen half marathons and 14 more full marathons spanning across 14 states and have dropped over 70 pounds in the process. Currently, I am registered for marathons 15-20 between Thanksgiving and mid April.
In 2012 I began to run as a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Over the past three years I have been able to raise just under $10,000 through running various races around the country as part of the St. Jude Heroes team. I plan to cross the $10,000 benchmark in Spring 2015.
7 Marathon finishes in 2014 Back to Back Marathon Finishes in May 2014 (Wisconsin Marathon & Kalamazoo Marathon) 1:33:28 Half Marathon Personal Best