My secret identity is … yes … I am actually an IT geek. I know that my writing is all about my bike, my adventures, and my journey. But, before I started cycling and spending time in the mountains, I was a computer scientist. This is how I met Stacey. Stacey is the brilliant leader of the security team at one of the companies that I contracted for. She was one of my key stakeholders on multiple projects, and thus, I quickly got to know her as an IT professional. Always strategic, mindful, and very professional, she was one stakeholder that I definitely enjoyed working with.
During our time as work colleagues, I got a glimpse into the many sides of Stacey. The more I learned, the more I wanted to know. I quickly came to realize that Stacey is quite the endurance athlete. I barely had time to train for one sport. I didn’t know how she balanced a full time professional career, training for three sports, and a family!!! Yes, it did appear to me that Stacey was some sort of superwoman who did it all. Yet, when I asked her if she would have time for a coffee as I was wanting to learn more about how she kept her immune system strong, she didn’t hesitate to say yes.