Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I was a military brat growing up so I've lived and traveled
throughout the United States and Europe. I've lived in CA 36 years
but not all in the same place or continually. I lived in Southwest
FL from 2002 - 2006 when the hurricanes finally chased me out (and
they all think earthquakes are bad!). I'm the youngest of three. I
have two older brothers so I get along with guys much better than
I like sports (watching and participating) but I also love to dress
up, wear heels (I'm 5'4" so I like to wear tall heels) and go out.
I am comfortable helping someone out if they want to work on their
car but I'm not a fan of getting all greasy myself. I know how to
fix things and can if I have to but would rather have someone else
do it. I can assemble things by reading and following the
directions. I use GPS even though I have a good sense of direction.
I like being a friend before being a lover. I love to have fun and
be adventurous (went inside rock climbing for the very first time
I volunteer or work at a lot at racing events (triathlons) if I'm
not doing them and my charity of choice is the Challenged Athletes
Foundation (CAF). I raise money for them every year. They help
people with physical disabilities be able to continue doing
athletics. They also work with military personnel who were injured
I am a total optimist and look for the good in everyone. I'm
demonstrative. I am also happy with PDA!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I gave up a lucrative career in IT in 2006 to help my daughter and
her family (a story to be told later). I am now a USA Triathlon
Coach, a USA Triathlon Official, an Ironman Official and an
International Triathlon Union (ITU) Official. I have done 14 sprint
triathlons and two half marathons but gave that up and now do
Crossfit. I am currently a coach for a high performance triathlete
team. The older kids are ages 12-19. I work primarily with the
younger group of kids, ages 6-11. I also am the springboard diving
coach for two local high schools. I specialize in coaching open
water swimming though....I'm especially good with those that have
anxiety in the open water.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
being passionate with the right person, being patient, teaching
swimming (especially open water), being a friend, taking
photographs, being adventurous and learning everything I can learn
that will help me be a better person.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
How young I look for my age, then it's either my smile or my eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Favorite books is more like favorite authors for me. I'm a James
Patterson fan so anything he writes I like. I also like J.D. Robb.
I've read everything Dan Brown has written and if someone tells me
a book is really good, I'll give it a try. Mostly "who done it"
type or mysteries.
Favorite Movie is Avatar, then Shawshank Redemption. I like chic
flicks but I really enjoy movies that I can't figure out the ending
like The Game. I also enjoy action films.
I love all types of music. When I workout, I listen to my iPod a
lot. The music I enjoy when working out is anything that makes you
want to move. When I am at home and want to relax I like something
soft like jazz, classical or anything mellow.
My favorite food is dungeness crab (I lived in Northern CA for 30
years) or seafood, then sushi. I try really hard to eat healthy
(lots of fruits and vegetables) with lean protein and healthy fats.
But...I also like a glass of smooth red wine!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1 - Family
2 - Friends
3 - Fun
4 - Water to drink, to swim in and to play in
5 - Phone
6 - Passion with the right person for me....
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How I can be a better person, coach, mother, grandmother and
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Coaching a swimming workout with the young triathletes I help
coach. I'm done around 7 so I usually go home...I would like to
have a reason to go somewhere else though.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Any of this sounds interesting or if you need a triathlon, swim or
diving coach... ;)
Who are you looking for?
This helps us know who to show you on OkCupid.