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Women’s Running Weekly Column
Triathlete Magazine: Beginner’s Luck Weekly Column (All)
Women’s Running: First Triathlon
PRESS RELEASE: Triathlon for the Every Woman


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“Moms Making Waves” on Macaroni Kid
The Podcast on Radio Public – Recommended Show
Guest on “Run This World” with Nicole DeBoom
Using Your Yardstick – Klean Athlete
Having it All- On the Klean Athlete blog, Feb 2018
BuzzFeed Article – Jan 2018
Guest on “Naked Mind Podcast” with Annie Grace
Guest on Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast
Q&A on Chicago Woman
Guest on Ordinary Marathoner Podcast
Feature on Michigan Mom
Part II on Michigan Mom
“Why We Tri” – A Feature on
Meredith Atwood feature on
Why They Tri: A Medill Report 
Guest Appearance on Radio Show: Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy
Tips for Beginners at
Rave reviews for Triathlon for the Every Woman at
Essay Mention in the Tales from Another Mother Runner book.
Fashlete” of the Month
Daily Burn: Tips from Fit Moms
Feature on Miss Millennia Magazine
On a story
Mention on Article
Shout out on Meals & Miles re: Ironman CDA
“Expert” Feature on
Another Mother Runner Article


Ironman 70.3 California events did not disappoint!

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A great event at NOVA!




Meredith shares her “dos” and “don’ts” for beginners over at



Finding the Confidence to Reach your Goals

In this article from Meredith Atwood in Triathlete Magazineshe talks about finding the confidence to grab those goals and GET ‘EM.


Triathlon was no different for me. At the beginning, it was all about what I couldn’t do. I can’t run fast. I can’t climb on a bike. I can’t clip out of my pedals. I had a form of triathlon-based negativity compulsion.

Then something inside of my brain clicked during training for my first Olympic-distance race. At some point, I decided that I was tough as nails and nothing could stop me. Both things are not actually true, but in my mind, I believed them, and these thoughts festered. “Hey, I am tough, because I am training for a triathlon!”

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Proud to be a Member of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Klean Athlete Team

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Tales from Another Mother Runner was just released, and I have one of the essays featured in the book.

“In “I Just Try Really Hard,” Meredith Atwood writes about her inability to identify as a real runner and athlete, even after completing an ironman triathlon. Atwood describes her journey toward “learning to love the athletic me, the triathletic me, just me, right where I am.” The essay speaks to the lack of esteem that seems endemic among mother runners, who downplay their efforts, unwilling to believe that they are indeed what Bowen Shea and McDowell call “bad-assed mother runners” (or BAMR for short).”  Read more




More than honored and ecstatic to be part of the Women for Tri Board of Directors for 2015 and 2016

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New article in Triathlete Magazine, “Think Before You Jump,” p. 26,  June 2014




Another rave review about Triathlon for the Every Woman

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Best Comeback Athlete for 2013
at the Gear & Glimmer Awards in Atlanta, Georgia




Swim Bike Mom = the Newest HEADSWEATS Ambassador!



Rave reviews for Triathlon for the Every Woman at

“I made it through most of Triathlon For Every Woman just on the flight out and finished the rest before we made it home.  If you are naturally un-athletic, out of shape, over weight, ever considered triathlon, or never considered triathlon this book is a MUST READ!  I found Meredith from Swim Bike Mom totally relatable and hilarious to boot.  While I may not have ever had to contend with a Fat Stranger, I have had to overcome a Hollow, Emotionally Unstable Stranger following an abusive relationship.  As she points out, her book is not exclusive.  Everyone hits a point in his or her life when they don’t like or can’t relate with the person looking back in the mirror.  Her story is one of reconciling who she was and who she wanted to be.  That is something anyone can relate to.  While I’m sure Meredith would love for everyone to try triathlon as a means to changing their lives, what she is really doing is encouraging the masses to go out and chase there dreams.  She does this by breaking the process down into short term and long term goals.  Start with what seems doable and build to the impossible.  I couldn’t agree with her more.  She is truly a woman after my own heart.  Add to that that she has a team of experts (including her husband The Expert) to break everything down and make it accessible.  Meredith is open about the fact that she had barely finished a couple  5Ks before making the decision (or should I say Decision) to become a triathlete.  The journey changed her life forever.

Now she has built a Swim Bike Mom Empire (I mean the girl even has her own triathlete apparel! Who is up for some Running Thriver swag? jk Maybe someday) , and as I wrote to tell her, I only hope that someday I can expand The Running Thriver to be able to inspire and help the masses to the degree that she has.  There was I time when I used to think that I needed to accomplish all my craziest goals in life before my story would be worth sharing.  I believed that I should wait until after completing an Ironman to write a book. However, Swim Bike Mom has changed my perspective on that.  When she wrote her book, she had set a goal for herself to complete an Ironman, but hadn’t actually done it yet.  Instead, she choose to write her story after her second half Ironman.”


Honored to be on the cover of this month’s issue of Triathlon Lifestyle!




Article Published in January’s Issue of Triathlete Magazine!

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Andy Potts Weekend (a/k/a BEST WEEKEND EVER!)





Guest Appearance on Radio Show: Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy



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new feature on Miss Millennia


It really happened.



A Podcast with my favorite ladies from Another Mother Runner!




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