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Meredith

I'm just your typical girl-next-door who happens to have a highly competitive streak in running and triathlon.
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Touch-a-Truck by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My son is ALL boy.  I always thought that children became girly girl or super boy based on their environment.  I don't think that's true.  Anderson has just developed as AL ... Read on »
Challenge New Albany Women's Sprint Tri 2014 by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running They say that an Ironman is 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking, 26.2 miles of running, and bragging rights for the rest of your life.  For the rest of us non-Ironma ... Read on »
Challenge New Albany: It's Kinda a Big Deal by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This weekend the Challenge Family brings their triathlon magic to my hometown with Challenge New Albany.   It's a whole weekend of triathlon with men and women's sprints, k ... Read on »
Bed Yoga by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Alright yogis, I need your help. I don't sleep very well.  I love to sleep and can sleep, and especially nap, like a champion.  But falling asleep is a whole different ... Read on »
CRC Mile Dash 2014 by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well....not every race can be your best race. I really had high hopes of breaking 6:00 in this race.  I have had some fast training, I've had fast races, I've dropped ... Read on »
Week in Review by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Another great week of training!!!! Monday - 3.5 miles treadmill.  I was doing this run in the basement during a huge storm.  With only 7-1/2 minutes left the power w ... Read on »
New Albany Independence Day 5K by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Oh the GPS watch.  I love it.  I hate it.  My Suunto is both a "regular" watch and a GPS watch.  I've begun racing with the GPS and mostly it's been great.  However, with a ... Read on »
Week in Review by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This has been the first week where I really felt like I was training.  I ran all 5 workouts I was assigned, did a swim workout, and a little bit of core work.  Monday ... Read on »
Stitch Fix #1 by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My first Stitch Fix arrived last week and here's what was inside... First was a coral-colored blouse with lattice detail at the sleeve and neckline.  I ... Read on »
Mother of the Year by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We bought a new house back in November 2013 and moved in this past February.  It's an older home, a real fixer-upper, but it kept us in the school district, moved up even c ... Read on »
Week in Review by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Monday 6/16     Planned: 1 hour of cross training / 15 minutes of core     Actual: 45 minutes of biking on the trainer.  Dave and I have been following the June Ab Chal ... Read on »
We Bought a Zoo {membership}!!! by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A few weeks ago Dave had the day off and we, as a family, went to the zoo for the first time.  We are so lucky to live so close to the best zoo and took advantage of it thi ... Read on »
Spectate: Columbus Open Water Swims by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dave has a unique swim stroke, which is great when spectating in open water.  Dave did a "1 mile" open water swim race a few weeks ago; Anderson and I spectated.   ... Read on »
Stay at Home Goals by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's official.  I am now a full-time stay at home mom.  While, obviously, my attention is on the baby and making sure he is turning into a great little kiddo, I have some g ... Read on »
Week in Review by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Monday - Scheduled rest day Tuesday - Scheduled: Short easy run, strength training                  Actual: 5.5 miles with the stroller and then strength training. A ... Read on »
May Totals by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's been a long time since I've written a monthly total post.  I haven't exactly had months to be proud of this year.  I've had a hard time doing the work, but May was a p ... Read on »
Field of Heroes 5K 2014 by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 5Ks are like childbirth.  It hurts like hell during the experience but just a little while later you forget all about it and are ready to do it all over again.  In the midd ... Read on »
#tbt by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Chicago Marathon 2006. My dad and I ran the first 14 miles together until we lost each other through a water stop.  I set a 4 minute PR at this race, while my dad suffere ... Read on »
It's On Like Donkey Kong by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running What is it with dudes and their inability to have a girl run faster than them? I was at the gym today doing my run on the treadmill.  Now that the half marathon is ove ... Read on »
Taking Giant Leaps by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last Monday I put on my big girl panties and did something I was dreading.  I resigned from my job. I have a great job.  It's all busy-work, which I love.  I can set m ... Read on »