About

Welcome to my blog!  I am a military spouse currently living in San Antonio, TX.  I recently decided to quit my job as an environmental consultant to pursue a career as a physician assistant.  Life is too short to do something you don’t love!

I LOVE cycling, running, swimming, rock climbing, yoga, and anything outdoors!  I’ve recently gotten into HIIT strength training workouts.

I wasn’t always this athletic. When I got out of college, I signed myself up for half marathon in an effort to keep myself healthy when I started my first engineering job.  I found out later that it is actually one of the most difficult half/full marathons in the states—The Whiskey Row Half/Full Marathon.   This is a pic of me right before I ran it!

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We had to climb 1600 feet in the first 8 miles!  Yikes!!  It was soooo hard, and I thought that I was going to die, but I made it through!  After I crossed the finish line, I broke down and started crying.  I am sure that my friend who ran it with me thought I was a freak. :) I couldn’t believe that I pushed myself through the pain to accomplish running a half marathon.  I was hooked after that.

Four years after finishing my first half marathon, I completed my first Ironman.  The girl who no one wanted on their team in high school P.E. has come a long way.  Trust me, if I can accomplish all of this, anyone can. 

Why did I start this blog?  Wanna know the history behind it?  Click here.

This blog will consist of my adventures in the sport of triathlon, running, and random musings.

Please feel free to comment on my posts or email me at geekturnedathlete@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments!   I would love to hear what you all think!

Happy Running/Cycling/Swimming! :)