The Art of the Setback

I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday with stomach pains again.  The girl child has been sick, so I went downstairs to get her some medicine and a giant wave of nausea swept over me. I called out to the Expert, “Ummmm… you’re gonna need to […]

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To Meredith, on Her 35th Birthday

Today, I turn 35. “A spring chicken!” “You have light years ahead of you!” (Please, do keep THOSE comments coming). In my last post, I outlined some darkness that’s been pinging around in my head. I don’t know if it’s had anything to do with the birthday. I don’t really […]


When in Darkness…

I have had a rough few days. And I have completed not a single workout since the half marathon on Saturday. This morning, I saddled up and got on the bike.  I just pedaled and I didn’t think, and I felt slightly better afterwards.  Like the clouds have parted and I […]


Aliens, Running and An Alien Angel

So I ran a half marathon on Saturday night. Correction.  The half marathon ran me. In my fourth stand alone half mary, the Roswell GA Alien 13.1 Half… a nightime half marathon… I not only had my slowest half marathon time… but also, the absolutely most painful run of my life.  Also, […]

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From Eating Disorder to Nirvana… Someday

I’ve been going through some insomnia recently, which is not unusual for me. About two times a month, I survive for a few days on less than four hours of sleep a night. It’s just a weird thing, and then I go crazy and eat waffles, and I am good […]

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Beach 2 Battleship 140.6: The Swim Bike Mom Race Report

Beach 2 Battleship 140.6 Who:   Setup Events When:  October 25, 2014 Where: Wilmington, NC How Far:  2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile marathon (also known as the IRON distance, but not a branded Ironman race) The Long Road Down… er, Up… er, Over? The Swim Bike Family […]


If at First You Don’t Succeed… Post A Picture of Yourself in a Swimsuit on Instagram

What a long post. I apologize in advance.  I have a lot of catching up to do. …SO this is not my first rodeo. And by rodeo, I mean the circus that is an iron distance race which is happening in–oh who is counting–four days. And because this is not my first […]


2015 Swim Bike Mom TRAINCATION – Panama City Beach, FL

You asked for it (yes, most of you asked for the West Coast… we’re trying), but you got it anyway. The first Swim Bike Mom Traincation! Please join USAT certified Coaches Brett Daniels and Meredith Atwood in Panama City Beach, Florida in February 2015! This is a fun camp designed to […]


Last Long Run

I posted this on Instagram today, but I wanted to share it here… Four years ago, I ran my first 5k in the start of my triathlon journey.  I thought it was four years to the day, but it wasn’t.  Pretty close though. In that 5k back in 2010, I […]


Gulf Coast 70.3 Anyone? May 2015!

We all know that it’s definitely not too soon to begin planning that 2015 race calendar! Although, I wasn’t planning a May 70.3 race, I’ve managed to go ahead and commit to one anyway… because it was just too perfect. I couldn’t resist a race that promises a family-friendly, destination […]

Swim Bike Sell Re-Launches

The official re-launch of Swim Bike Sell is happening on Cyber Monday, December 1.  Swim Bike Sell is launching as an online shop for all of your SBM gear and glamours.

Triathlete Magazine Debut

Starting January 2015, Meredith Atwood is Triathlete Magazine's newest contributer with her new column called, "Beginner's Luck"

Need a Winter Training Plan?

Swim Bike Train has your 12 week plan for the off-season! Go here to learn more.

2015 TrainCation

Don't forget to sign up now for the first ever 2015 Swim Bike Mom TrainCation with Meredith Atwood and Brett Daniels. Registration is open now and is limited, so make sure you sign up if you are interested!