My Strength is My Story with Meredith Atwood, Triathlon for the Every Woman
Have you ever tried something so drastic that it actually worked? Meredith Atwood, a recovering attorney who had never run a mile in her life, made the decision to become a triathlete.
Meredith Atwood is a wife of 18 years and mother to their two children.
She is a four-time IRONMAN triathlete. Meredith is also the host of “The Same 24 Hours Podcast”, and a writer for the Triathlete Magazine and Women’s Running.
In 2010, she started writing about her journey on her SwimBikeMom blog. Over 2.5 million words later, Meredith is now an author.
“When you know better, you do better.” ~ Meredith Atwood
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including the tribe of misfits, motherhood, Olympic Weightlifting, and addiction.
- Law school
- Take care of myself
- Strong little girl
- Childhood & diets
- Olympic weightlifting
- Tribe of misfits
- The Expert
- Triathlete accident
- Wasted potential
- Who am I?
- I was alive!
- SwimBikeMom Blog
- 3-Tier System
- Self Love
- Body Image
- Best Races
- Habit of quitting
- Annie Grace, The Naked Mind
- Grateful Sobriety Facebook Group
- The tree
“You learn from those horrible moments what you’re made of.” ~ Meredith Atwood
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Quotes and statements within the interview:
“Really simple things bring me joy.”
“And I was a fat little thing.”
“It was weird to lift weights in 1993.”
“I think that’s the breakdown in a lot of relationships and reality. People aren’t honest.”
“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” (Spinning instructor)
“I am forever changed. This is AMAZING!!”
“The people closest to us sometimes are the worst, because they see all the struggles.”
“I advocate telling people about your next goal.”
“The first time I did a triathlon, I knew I wanted to do an IRONMAN.”
“Other people are not your problem.”
“We want to change because we’re in some sort of pain, or suffering in some way.”
“But what is going to happen if you don’t change?”
“Triathlon can be short.”
“The indoor triathlon is magic, because all the things that you want to use for excuses, they do away with.”
“If you want to raise fit children, you better get your own butt in gear.”
“If you’ve got daughters, like they cannot see you hide your body.”
“I work really hard for this crappy-looking body.”
“The glory was gone.”
“I couldn’t come up with a real reason to tell my children.”
“My rock bottom came because nothing happened, but I realized that I would be dead in a year.”
“I just quit.”
“I did my IRONMANs as a a drinker.”
“My life has really blossomed and exploded in the last three years as a sober person.”
“I truly believe in the power of prayer and God.”
“Life is a failure battleground.”
“And I don’t think I’m scared of failing, because I’ve really failed a lot.”
What has your story gifted you?
- I’m not alone.
“I know my struggles are not unique to me.”
“By telling my story and living in my truth and standing in my truth, I have learned that we all have the same struggles.”
“The gift of my life has been telling my embarrassing and hard things.”
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- Connect with Meredith Atwood
- BOOK: Triathlete for Every Woman
- Podcast: The Same 24 Hours Podcast
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/swimbikemom/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwimBikeMom
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SwimBikeMom
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