Thursday, September 20, 2007

Introducing GeekGirl.


It won't do any good to make you guess who I am because I've already put it all out there and there's no secrets.

I'm 42, married to Sweet Baboo, who is also doing Ironman CDA, and I have three kids. My oldest son is in the military (23) and my daughter (19) lives in Dallas and is about to get married. The youngest one is a Junior in high school (16). I teach Algebra in my 8th year as a teacher, and I'm hoping to switch to school counseling in the next couple years.

I was one of those lucky people who was naturally skinny most of my life. Although I was an active kid, starting with my teen years I avoided any kind if exercise or anything stenuous. By the time I was in my 30's, the weight was getting harder to keep off. By 40, well, forget it - I was nearly 200 pounds. I'm 5'6"

I bought a book on how to run 2 years ago so that I could do my first triathlon. When I first started, I couldn't run more than 60 seconds. I thought I might be able to handle finishing one sprint. Since then, I've done a bunch of triathlons, including long course and olys, and a couple duathlons. I've just finished my first Ironman about a month ago, in Louisville.

I've lost about 35 pounds, but I've noticed also that I hardly ever get sick any more. I never thought I'd enjoy running, and I'm pretty slow at it, but it's my favorite event, and I look forward to my LSR's.
I've gone from fairly ordinary and respectable middle-class mom to tattooed triathlete who wears bandanas to cover her helmet hair.
My goal for Ironmand CDA is to finish under 17 hours, and have a good time!
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8 comments:

bigmike600 said...

You forgot the part about inspiring a lot of people to be better human beings and to always do as good as we can. You are a great example of what we can do if we just try. Looking forward to watching you finish your 2nd IM.

Tea said...

what bigmike said! I'm really looking forward to meeting you and sweet baboo next year.

(Does the tat mean you're the resident experts?)

Bigun said...

Not 'just' tattoo'd, you've got THE best Tattoo, period...

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

You also left out the part about instructor of "Good Manners" for people with big Suv's who park any two spaces they like...
lol
Love you! can't wait for June

supalinds said...

Nice to meet you GeekGirl! I look forward to getting to know you better.

S. Baboo said...

Hey, how do I get on this thing...or am I crashing the party?

momo said...

geekgirl - you are a rockin' iron mom! i love the tattoo, but even better - the whole attitude that surrounds it. your kids have an amazing role model! can't wait to meet you at cda!!

IronJenny said...

Great post and good for you!!!
Can't wait to meet you at CdA. I'm co-sherpa-ing with Ms BigUn, etc...
Jenny