Fun Facts

I’m not sure if these are really fun facts but at any rate just a little more tidbits about me that has nothing to do with triathlons or my training.

  1. When I am not training or racing I have an awesome career as an IT Project Managers.
  2. I started out majoring in Computer Science.    My last few semesters consisted of all programming classes. On the first day I entered each class and said hello to the person I was sitting down next too and all I got was a grunt or no acknowledgement at all…I thought to myself “who are these people – drones!?!?!” So I changed my major to Organizational Leadership.  I still ended up in technology – go figure  :o)
  3. My first job was picking garbage up off the side of the road…and no it wasn’t work release. I was 15 and it was a 6 week summer program.
  4. My children are 7 years apart. Wasn’t planned it just happened that way.  Just means more trips to Disneyland!!!
  5. I’m what you would call an outgoing introvert.  I love being around people but the connections need to be meaningful.  If I connect with the group or a person, I can get my energy from the interactions. But if I don’t, those social interactions end up draining my batteries.
  6. I love to sing as long as no one can hear me :o)
  7. A former boss once told me that I was the most driven person he had ever met. Not really sure if that was a compliment …but I kinda have to agree with him. I have goals and I’m gonna reach them.  Once those are reached I create more.
  8. I love adventure – I would never take a vacation to lounge around – I can do that at home and it won’t cost me a dime.
  9. I bought my first house when I was 22. At the time I was a single parent working full-time and going to school full-time.
  10. If money was no object I would train like a pro triathlete (I didn’t say be a pro triathlete). It really is a dream I think about EVERYDAY! Obsessively EVERYDAY!
  11. If I were to go back to school I would become a Naturopathic Doctor.
  12. I have serious anxiety over finances. I probably need counseling for this one. I just don’t get people who are all chill over their debt. :o/ I just want to be free!
  13. I am a horrible liar…so I just don’t do it.
  14. I snuck out of the house one time in high school….and I got caught so I never did it again.  I still remember hearing my dad’s truck coming up the road and my heart sinking to my toes.
  15. I played soccer from the age of 4 – 18.
  16. I have never broken a bone in my body.
  17. When I’m having a bad day I will go to a Starbucks and pay for the person’s order behind me. It is the quickest way I have found to turn the day around. It really works – Try it and let me know if it changed your day.
  18. I once received a bath in a car wash. It was one of those self-service Shell car washes where you pull in and park. I entered in my code, pulled into the car wash and parked my car. Only problem was my window got stuck and stopped about a quarter of the way up.  As I frantically tried to pull the window up with my hands I was getting beat by the wash brushes. I worked 22 miles away from home and was a block from work…needless to say I walked into work soaking wet…but only the left side of my body was soaked.
  19. I don’t respond well to emergencies.  I learned this when my teenage son got his fingers stuck in a paper shredder.

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