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Meredith

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2012-03-30

About
Meredith, better known as "Swim Bike Mom," is a wife, mother, attorney and writer who woke up one day and decided to become a triathlete. What is funny about this? Well, she was overweight, overworked and under appreciated. She had two children under the age of three and a full-time job as a litigation attorney. Really, she was just plain tired. But something even funnier happened. She kept moving forward, training and working on the swim, bike and run. She signed up for some races. She finished a few sprint triathlons, including the PT Solutions Acworth Women's Triathlon. Then, she finished two Olympic distances races. And a year later from her decision to dive into triathlon, Meredith crossed the finish line at Ironman 70.3 Miami - 1.2 miles of swimming, 56 miles of biking, and a 13.1 mile half-marathon. She is training for her second half-Iron for 2012. The Swim Bike Mom Message: Just Keep Moving Forward! No matter how slowly you go... you must go. Eventually, you will find yourself where you previously only dreamed possible. Meredith blogs at www.SwimBikeMom.com, and tweets @SwimBikeMom. Her book, Triathlon for the Every Woman, is due out December 2012.
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1. Swim Bike Mom: Triathlon is a Mother

Wife. Mother. Attorney. Writer. Triathlete....From Couch Potato Mom to Half-Iron Mother... in a year. You can do a triathlon, too. Yes, YOU!

Tags: triathlon, swimbikemom, swim, bike, run

Latest Blog Posts

  • Keep Calm and Hobble On.
    on Jul 5, 2012 in Uncategorized
    I couldn’t believe I was back on crutches today. Ridiculous. Why oh why?  Was my left foot was feeling ignored with all the attention the right foot received over Broke-Foot-a-palooza? So I decided to fall off my wedge sandal (yet again)? Only...
  • Do. (Or There is No Tri.)
    on Jul 4, 2012 in Uncategorized
    The Expert and I are currently undergoing the most mind-boggling vacation to date. My parents are watching the dos bambinos for two days, and he and I have secured a hotel across the river in Savannah.  We had planned for two nights of sleep.  And...
  • The Tom Cruise of all Race Photos
    on Jun 29, 2012 in Uncategorized
    Remember when Tom Cruise made a fool out of himself on Oprah when he fell in love with Katie Holmes (nevermind the impending divorce)?  Well, I did a similar thing when I came across Jackie Stringer’s race photo this morning.  Not because I a...
  • Be Who You Are
    on Jun 27, 2012 in Uncategorized
      I went to the memorial service of my fellow lawyer, Trey on Monday.  It was not the funeral, but rather a rememberance hosted by the local bar association. I can’t say lawyers are a (completely) terrible group after today, because it was...
  • 40 Miles, Andy Potts and a Sad Goodbye
    on Jun 23, 2012 in Uncategorized
    The Expert and I headed out for a forty mile ride this morning.  Last week my ride stunk, so I was careful to hydrate well yesterday and fuel well.  We showed up for the ride and I was all ready. As I was waiting for the Expert to pump his tires, I...
  • Update II: Our Fellow Triathlete
    on Jun 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
    Many of you have asked for updates on our fellow triathlete and new friend, Kirsten, who was injured on the bike course at Iron Girl Atlanta on May 20th.   Here’s an update from the Facebook page: “Kirsten has had a very very busy week...
  • The Final Phases of a Triathlon Injury
    on Jun 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
    Oh boy. 99 days until Ironman Augusta 70.3! In January, I absolutely freaked out 100 days before New Orleans 70.3 because I felt unbelievably unprepared and crazy.  Turns out, I didn’t need to freak, because God taught me a lesson in frettin...
  • Go Pink!
    on Jun 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
        FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY  Pink Tech Shirts Available for Pre-Order through July 4th! $25 Swim Bike Mom Shops Two Back Designs: “Triathlon is a Mother” AND “Just Keep Moving Forward” $25 Please allow 3-4 Weeks for Order a...
  • You’re a Freak.
    on Jun 20, 2012 in Uncategorized
    Today’s workout was stupid stupid.  Okay, so I had a bad workout on Sunday.  I totally failed to finish half the bike ride and I had a headache and could not even keep my eyes open. I was supposed to swim as well, but I was DOA.  One of the...
  • Awareness, Gratefulness and the Triathlon Connection
    on Jun 19, 2012 in Uncategorized
    I got on the scale this morning after an almost three week hiatus. My diet has not been horrific, but let’s just say that my book, Swim Bike Mom: 12 Ways to Show Your Abs, will not be published anytime this century.  After my last post about...
  • Guest Post: Metabolic Effects of Alcohol
    on Jun 19, 2012 in Uncategorized
    This is a guest post from my girl, Ilana, sports nutritionist extraordinaire at Optimal Nutrition for Life. METABOLIC EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ILANA KATZ, MS, RD, CSSD Alcohol is one of those controversial topics that I often get asked about from a sports...
  • Garmin Crushers!
    on Jun 17, 2012 in Uncategorized
    Look at this pretty thing that is going to crush our Garmins.  And no, I don’t mean these pretty ladies. I mean that peppy little blue thing sitting atop the Garmin and declaring, “Your days are numbered, dude!” I sat down with the...
  • The SBM Blog List
    on Jun 15, 2012 in Uncategorized
    I asked, you spilled.  Here’s some SBM friends in their blogospheres. Got a blog to share? Go here.  Interested in starting to blog?  Check out this post from deep in the archives. Blogging is a wonderful way to set goals and find new frien...
  • Calling All Bloggers
    on Jun 14, 2012 in Uncategorized
      Do you have a triathlon, running, cycling, swimming, fitness or nutrition blog?  Then I want to hear from YOU. All you have to do is fill out this form, and you’ll be included in an upcoming post about awesome bloggers… just like̷...
  • The Tri-Fecta: Family, Work & Triathlon
    on Jun 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
    “In horse racing terminology, a trifecta is…. [where] the bettor must predict which horses will finish first, second, and third in exact order.”  - Wikipedia, Trifecta Family. Work. Triathlon.  The Tri-Fecta.  I receive emails al...
  • The Flying Dismount Expert
    on Jun 9, 2012 in Uncategorized
      Today was the Expert’s second tri of the season with My Next Tri at Lake Lanier Islands.  He headed out early this morning, and I came a little later after our sitter arrived. I walked up to the swim start to find this: Expert lounging...
  • Running is for Crazy People
    on Jun 6, 2012 in Uncategorized
    I do not run fast.  I do not run far (especially since I am only 14 weeks into recovery from a broken foot). Tybee Half Marathon with Mountain Goat But before I broke my foot, I was running faster and farther than I had ever run in my life.  I had...
  • Fifty Shades of Tri
    on Jun 5, 2012 in Uncategorized
    From Bia today: “I don’t run away from a challenge because I am afraid. Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.” – Nadia Comaneci *   *   * Strange things happen in...
  • Bia Brings It (Big Time!)
    on Jun 4, 2012 in Uncategorized
    I. Am. So. Excited. My ladies at Bia Sport just got Kickstarted. What? Well…. get ready to be blown away by this amazing new technology. This is THE project we’ve been waiting for. This is THE revolution for women’s sport. “Bi...
  • How to Train Your Bike to Climb
    on Jun 4, 2012 in Uncategorized
      I used to be TERRIFIED of climbing on a bike. Terrified.  Sometimes, when I first started riding, I would see a hill coming and I would turn around. Leave. Adios. Didn’t really matter the size of the hill (because really, they all look...
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