Meet the Fam
Me aka Mom
As a stay-at-home mom of six my work is never done. From sun up to sun down, all I do is in some way related to the seeing to the success of my family. My fitness outlet and love is running. After admiring the sport from afar, I started running for myself in 2005. After running my first road race, a 5k, I was hooked! Since then, I have run every distance from 5k’s to a half marathon and have a goal to run my first marathon in 2017 to ring in my 40th year of life. Aside from running, I love cooking, photography, writing and traveling.
Derrick is a baller. He loves to watch the game and he loves to play. He currently plays on the AAU circuit for Champions Chance and looks to find a position on the Varsity team of his high school. While Derrick loves basketball, he has a natural endurance good for running distances. Often, he is able to go from the couch to a 20 minute 5k with little to no preparation or training. While he is not running or balling, you can catch him gaming or on the hunt for the next sneaker that suites his fancy.
Najiyah is an avid runner and newest member of the Dacula Falcons Cross Country team at Dacula High School. She started running cross country and track for Jackrabbit Track and Running Club in 2012 when she was 12 years old and has seen a total of 3 National Championships for the Junior Olympics in Track and Cross Country. When she isn’t running for her team, she enjoys the occasional fun run and 5k road races. Najiyah also has a love for fashion and dance. She currently runs her own blog at…
An AAU XC All-American at the age of 6, Layyan is well on her way to a lifetime of being athletic, active and fit. Like her sister, she runs for Jackrabbit Track and Running Club and in her first year, made it in the top 8 in the nation in her age group. She loves all things girly, she‘s a fan of Doc McStuffins and has a penchant for math.
Mohamed is the next up and coming runner in the family. He expresses a desire to play basketball, soccer, and run track. Besides being active, Mohamed loves planes, trains and automobiles. He is the cautious one though, always careful with his belongings, looks after his sisters and is mommy’s favorite 5 year old!
Daniyah is the very spirited, big personality and adventurous child of the bunch. Showing an impressive degree of resourcefulness early on, she is our only child to make her own breakfast, potty train herself and choose her outfits to dress herself. Daily, she keeps her parents and siblings on their toes, constantly trying to keep her safe from her own stunts. She loves to run, jump and dance and is rarely without enough energy for everyone! We are looking at soccer and eventually cross country as her sports of choice.
At a year old, she’s the last of the bunch and everyone’s favorite! She’s the happiest baby in the world who has a constant smile on her face. She’s always ready to play and at the moment cutting her first set of teeth and taking her first steps. She a ball of adorable gooeyness and love!!