Originally, from Mississippi, I moved to Alabama for Physical therapy school at UAB in 2009, and married Chuck Hayden 4 days before starting school. I now work full time as a physical therapist, with a board specialty in geriatrics. I ran my first marathon in 2010, Georgia Marathon, and have been hooked ever since. I envied everyone who could qualify for Boston and I set a goal to qualify. I tried and tried on my own for years but just could not cut it. Finally, I got a coach, Cadence in fact, and qualified during my first training cycle. I have since PR’d every distance including 100-milers. I enjoy road, trail, and the various challenges they offer. Running is a joy for me, and has brought me close friendships, discipline, perseverance and an outlet for the challenges of raising 2 girls. I love to race and have experienced the highs and lows of a variety of distances and would love to share in the knowledge I have gained to help you meet your next running goal.
Personal Bests 1 mile-5:26 5k-19:25 10k-40:43 Marathon-3:12:27 12 hour-62 miles 100 mile- 19:51