W E E K E N D WA R R I O R S
Maureen Truax Holland AGE: 51 OCCUPATION: Civil Rights Employment Attorney. I have my own firm – Holland and Associates. SPORT: Running FAMILY: Married to Taylor Williams; daughters Margot Holland Chapman and Yvette G. Holland; dog, Koko-Bear; turtle, Little Hat; office rescue cats, Cheepers, Miss Kitty, George, Spirit, and National Championship. FIT CLUB: Memphis Runners Track Club. WW RECENT EVENTS: Race Judicata 5K, Mike Cody 4-Miler, Junior League of Memphis 5K. FAVORITE FITNESS ACCOMPLISHMENT: Completing two half marathons – one in Nashville and one in Memphis. LOVE OF THE SPORT: I often run with my family. I feel like I am creating bonding moments and memories for my daughters to share in the future with their children. I like supporting the many charities through fitness activities and modeling an active lifestyle. Plus I really do get that runner’s high.
“I like supporting the many charities through fitness activities and modeling an active lifestyle. Plus I really do get that runner’s high.”
HEALTH+FITNESS | September 2013
OBSTACLE COURSE: In high school, I was one of the top 10 400-meter runners in my state. I ran on and off during law school until I got injured (a small meniscus tear) which prevented me from running. As time went by I simply got busy with other things. Then my older daughter planned to do the Bunny Run in support of its charity and invited me to run with her. I did and got hooked on 5Ks and run one most weekends. I’ve been lucky to find some where I have gotten a medal. That has been a real boost to my wanting to keep doing them. BEST EATS: Houston’s, where I order the filet with fries. WW MUST-HAVES: ASICS running shoes. I’ve tried many different brands and styles but always wind back up with ASICS. BUCKET LIST: See the Iditarod in Alaska, scale the Eiffel Tower in Paris, return to Rome. I generally keep my bucket list short and accomplish it, then make a new list. So far, so good. IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANYONE FAMOUS (LIVING OR DEAD) WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE: Abby Wambach – she just beat Mia Hamm’s record for most international goals in women’s soccer. Can anyone arrange this? IF YOU COULD HAVE ONE SUPERPOWER IT WOULD BE: The ability to fly. It would make it easier to get through my next bucket list. WW VICE: Fine dark chocolate and single malt scotch.
MOTTO: “Love me, love my dogs.”
Interview by Hailey Thomas. Photo by Sarah McAlexander.