I’m so excited to “meet” you guys and get to know all tens of thousands of you, personally. I am great with names…let’s see how I do. Ha ha! Because there are so many new friends out there, I thought I’d give you a run down about who I am and what this website and “dream” is about.
To spice things up, today… I thought I’d tell my story in a series of poorly written haiku.
The Swim Bike Mom Story.
Me. Once so fatty.
Unhappy with all my life.
Why so so so fat?
A husband: the Expert
Two kids so very noisy
A law job I hated.
I thought I gave up.
On fit or happy again.
Then Coach Monster spin.
Changed my way of thought.
You can do a tri, he said.
You are crazy, man.
But I did a tri.
And then a few more others.
Triathlon saved me.
The Expert trains too
And he does flying dismounts.
He is a show-off.
But I love him more
Now than ever; I thank tri
It makes me nicer.
So here we all are.
The bestest triathlon pals
So that’s the gist of Swim Bike Mom.
Two years ago, I started out as an over-tired, over-worked, wife, mother and working stiff who was miserable, fat and more miserable and fat. I found triathlon, and it changed it my life. And continues to change my life!
Triathlon has “saved” many of you. Triathlon will save many of you. If you just give it a shot.
The SBM mantra? Just Keep Moving Forward.
This means you keep your eyes ahead, you move steadily and you do not give up. Ever. You make sure that one bad day doesn’t break your focus and you stay centered the best you can. You will fall, but you get up and keep moving. You move forward. You do your best to take care of yourself, inside and out. You listen to your mind, which begins to tell you: yes, you can do this. You stop listening to the voices that say otherwise.
To start you off, here’s a list of the most “hit” Swim Bike Mom posts. Some are funny, some are not. If you are going to read one post and one post only, I recommend this one: Happy Blog Birthday. This post will give you an idea of just what ONE YEAR can do.
But….Happy Friday! And welcome to all the new friends. And hello to all my old… (er…experienced) friends. Have a great weekend!
The Swim Bike Mom “Must Read” Blog Posts
(Okay, so maybe they aren’t “must read”…but anyway…)
Be Kind to Yourself– A post about staying centered.
Shamu the Triathlete– The first wetsuit
What in the $%#^ Do I Wear? A post about triathlon clothing.
Panic. Bike. Walk.– A first open water swim.
My First Tri – What a doozy. The first triathlon!
Fight or Flight. A post on mental toughness
8 Mile– My first 8 Mile Run
St. Anthony’s: Happiness– My first Olympic distance race
The Mom-Crunched Triathlete – Balancing Motherhood with triathlon
Bothersome Happiness – A post about staying positive
Gratefulness on the Greenway– A post about being grateful that you can do this.
13.1 and Done– My first 13 miler.
Happy Blog Birthday – A celebration of one year of progress
The 70.3 Race Report– The half Ironman race.
A 70.3 Piggy-The post-race feeding frenzy.
Triathletes are Babies– A funny post about Triathletes.
Awareness, Gratefulness and the Triathlon Connection – Keeping grounded.