"Spirited" is a word to describe me as I am passionate about causes that are "near and dear" to me. I enjoy the arts (played the cello and piano in my "youth") and the outdoors (have completed two marathons, several half-marathons, several sprint triathlons, numberous 10K and 5K walks, and trained for a century ride but was unable to participate due to an injury; I survived a 1.2 mile swim in Lake Ponchartrain last April as part of a relay team for the 70.3 Ironman and will do it again this year along with the 1/2 marathon). You'll find me out with a group of friends most weekends. As soon as I get my photos uploaded, you will see one is of a tattoo on my leg. Yes, a tattoo. If it offends you, so be it but that's me. It is "in memory of and in honor of" tattoo -- the purple is for leukemia/lymphoma, the teal is for ovarian cancer and the pink is breast cancer. I will tell you more about the people who inspired me to do the many walks/runs if you wish and then the tattoo. But I must tell you I have four others -- all with specific meanings. So this is who I am.I am looking for a partner who is comfortable in jeans and a tux. Someone who is upfront with their feelings and doesn't play games. At this point in our lives, I believe we know what we want in a relationship.