Hey there! I'm Ashley; I've lived all over the great state of Alabama (from Huntsville to the Gulf Coast) but now make my home in Dallas, TX with my amazing husband Cody. We love good food and wine, live music, and cheering on our alma mater Auburn University, especially the Tiger football team.
My job as a lawyer keeps me busy, so to keep it balanced, I learned early in my career that working out was a necessity -- mainly plyometrics, boot camps and body weight stuff. For years, I generally just stuck to shorter mileage when it came to running and didn't look especially forward to it. Something clicked with me when I decided to train for my first half-marathon. I loved it and completed 3 more 13.1s in 2013, then took on 7 half marathons in 2014. In 2015, I upped the ante and ran my first full marathon and four more half marathons. With 2016 came lots of hard work to prepare for the St. George Marathon (3:55:31) and with it came PR's in my 5K, 10K and half marathon times. I'm currently training under the direction of Mollie Turner's Piece of Cake Running program (she's the best!), with my biggest 2017 goal to improve on my marathon time at Big Cottonwood, just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.
What made the biggest difference for me in fitness has been finding my communities (yep, plural). I'm lucky to be part of several great groups. Nationwide, I am part of the Oiselle Volée team - a group of women runners from all over the country who love to run, race and rock Oiselle apparel! I joined the team in 2013 and have seen it grow to the amazing entity it is today. Here in Dallas, my tribes are GRIT Fitness (where I am also an instructor), the White Rock Running Co-op and the Dallas Running Club! Come join me for a workout or a run!