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 most women.
I like sports (watching and participating) but I also love to dress up. 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 with me. 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 travel.
I work at a lot of racing events (triathlons, biking and running events). I am a triathlon official for USA Triathlon, Ironman and the International Triathlon Union (ITU). I also am a high school springboard diving coach. I will travel quite a bit from March to October. I did 13 trips by air this year, all related to triathlon. My final trip was to Kona, Hawaii for the Ironman World Championships in October.
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
I gave up a lucrative career in IT in 2006 to help my daughter and her family (a story to be told later). I just retired as a USA Triathlon Coach but as I said before, I'm 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 have now been doing Crossfit for a year.
I’m really good at
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
How young I look for my age, then it's either my smile or my eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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
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
How I can be a better person, coach, mother, grandmother and
On a typical Friday night I am
Maybe siting around watching a movie with my two grandchildren or reading a good book
You should message me if
Any of this sounds interesting, let me know. Please be local.