It's Featured Member Friday er... Thursday! Each month, we feature one of our magnificent members so you can get to know our crazy crew. How do we decide who to feature? With a super fair draw out of a hat by the closest toddler in tow.
Ok, so due to some serious slacking, our Member of the Month feature has been more of a Member of Every Other Month feature. I will rectify this, I promise, especially since we have so many magnificent members to talk about!
This month we would like you to meet Ashley F., aka Ash, Ashes, Pee Wee, or Drop it Like It's Hot. Ashley has mastered the mid-run stoop and scoop of lost toys, snack cups, hats, and shoes as her 2-year-old daughter Bella keeps her busy on every run! Ashley and Bella's favorite place to run is Town Lake, where Bella likes to people-watch, and Ashley is working on training for her second half marathon this fall. She is obsessed with running shoes, and is usually sporting Saucony or Asics, saying that "the shoes make or break your run." Her fitness lifestyle started way back when she was 15, and a friend dared her to enter a fitness competition.
She grew up in a travel trailer in Oklahoma, but has lived in Austin for almost 25 years total, where she has worked as a Legal Assistant, and done Sales/Marketing in Education. She's currently working on her Real Estate license, and writing and illustrating her first book of children's short stories to be ready for publication soon!
While not over-achieving career-wise, Ashley and her husband, Rommel, love to explore the Pecan Street Festival, Hamilton Pools (seriously, if you haven't been, make it a priority), and avoiding Calliou and Peppa Pig on the TV.
If you need a serious voice impersonator, or an expert hand bells player, she's your gal. She's also quite proficient at collecting Mami Anne figures, and alerting everyone in a 3-mile radius to the presence of a cockroach via her high-pitched screams. She says they're so high only dogs can hear part of them.
You can find Ashley hanging out in South Austin at Dick Nichols park, or sneaking a frosty with french fries from Wendy's after a workout. Salty and sweet, what's not to like? You won't see her at the local grocery store anymore, as she has to avoid it ever since Bella pulled her mama's shirt down and screamed "Chiii chiiiiis!!!" while they were waiting in line there recently.
We are glad to have Ashley as part of the group, and excited to have a realtor as part of our eclectic group!