Hughes, Ashley

Ashley Hughes

St. Cloud

I joined the running community 6 years to support a dear friend who had created a half marathon team as part of a charity group to raise money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  While I had always been active, I had never committed to running more than a 5k.  Since that first 13.1 miles, I have completed countless 5ks, 6 half marathons and one marathon as part of the 48.6 mile Dopey Challenge.  Through the course of my training and healthier life choices, I have been able to lose and keep over more than 40 pounds.  I am signed up for the 2018 Dopey Challenge and currently strength training to prep before official race training this fall.

As a longtime advocate for the beef industry, I would love to represent the greatest protein choice available to athletes.  I am well versed in the nutritional value beef can provide and feel very comfortably in sharing the message to others. I am a graduate of the MBA course and have also completed the 30 Day Protein Challenge   There has been a long time need for a Team Beef Florida and I could not be more excited to be a potential representation of this amazing group!