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Disengagement & Staples

After a post on my recent struggles, someone posted in the comments, “time to break out the Brene Brown reading.” I took that to heart and started reading Daring Greatly again.  Awhile back, I wrote a post about how awesome Brene Brown is here. Last night as I was reading, I was […]


Ambassador Spotlight: Esther Houghland

Spotlight for this week is on SBMAT Ambassador, Esther Houghland.  Many of you probably “know” her from her lovely antics and posts in Tri-Fecta, but she’s a great joy to know and a fabulous ambassador for women who tri. Esther Houghland City/State: Mesa, Arizona Age Group: 43 Biggest Inspiration: My Cray Cray Family!  My […]

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Sometimes, the Past is Good

Living in the past and driving yourself crazy with regrets and “what ifs” is a tough way to live.  No one wants to be stuck in the past, really. I think many of us are stuck in the past–reliving our “glory days” or the lost loves of our lives, or whatnot. […]

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Learning to Run

The most daunting part about triathlon for me, in the beginning (and still), was (is) running.  I think, for the most part, people come to triathlon as runners.  Or swimmers.  Or cyclists.  Me?  Well, I came to triathlon as Choice D, “None of the above.” But I think there is a natural […]

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When the Expert and I moved into what is essentially our dream house in the lovely town of Roswell, Georgia, I broke out in hives. We had been through some serious drama regarding houses over the past year, and we were *finally* in a good place, a great school district, with […]


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 […]

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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 […]

Swim Bike Sell Re-Launched

The official re-launch of Swim Bike Sell has happened!


Triathlete Magazine Debut

Starting January 2015, Meredith Atwood is Triathlete Magazine's newest contributer with her new column called, "Beginner's Luck".  The January issue has shipped to subscribers!

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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!