Moody’s distance running career began as a high school student at St. Charles East High School in Illinois where she amassed two state championships in the mile. After high school, Moody went on to compete at Colorado University.
While there, she won the Big 12 Conference Outdoor Championships in the 10,000m as a freshman and was a member of the 2000 NCAA Champion Colorado Buffaloes cross country team. After graduation, she took a short break from serious distance running and worked as a personal trainer and real estate agent.
In 2005 she ran surprisingly well in her first marathon - finishing the 2005 Chicago Marathon in 2:50:04. With a renued outlook on training, Moody improved her marathon time by about 20 minutes and qualified for the 2008 US Olympic Trials. She ran a personal best time of 2:30.53 in 2010 when she placed 10th overall in the Chicago Marathon. Most recently, Moody took home 5th place at the USA Half Marathon Championships with a time of 1:12:30.