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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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Chickened Out by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Let's just say, I'm socially awkward.  Well, socially-don't-want-to-participate?  I have a friend who is the most BEAUTIFUL woman ever and has this very put together life a ... Read on »
Christmas #1 by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Due to work and vacation schedules, we celebrated Christmas with Dave's side of the family this past weekend.  We were excited to share this Christmas with our little guy a ... Read on »
New Toy! by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When I found out I qualified for USAT Age Group Nationals, I had a serious conversation with my coach.  We discussed my thoughts on all the running goals I had and if I wou ... Read on »
Monday's Menu by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I'm on a quest to get healthy, fit, and fast!  I would lovelovelove to get Whole30 a-go, but I've tried and tried and can't get past the first few days of cravings.  I alwa ... Read on »
Week in Review by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I did better this week of getting the workouts done, although I still fell a little short.  Baby steps. Monday Planned - 30-60 minute run with a few drills Actual ... Read on »
Foto Friday by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dave took the day off work today and we took a family adventure.  First we set out for COSI, our local science museum.  Then we had lunch at the Spaghetti Warehouse (where ... Read on »
Thursday Thoughts by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running We all have smart phones (except for my mom who refuses to get one) and we all have favorite apps that make our life easier or just more fun.  So this week I want to know w ... Read on »
Oh Black Water by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's been eye opening to have purchased an older home that needed some work.  We have uncovered termites and mold and lots and lots of pink/peach paint.  One of the hardest ... Read on »
Momma Drama by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The boy is quickly approaching the age of two and with that "the terrible twos".  He has certainly been asserting his independence and letting others know who is boss.  Whi ... Read on »
Dear Santa by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yesterday we attended a family holiday party for Dave's work.  It was crazy, loud, and crowded, but we still tried to have a good time.  We started with brunch, did some cr ... Read on »
Week in Review by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Alright.  First week back to training.  I started so well with the week and kind of faded out by the end.  There's a part of me that was so excited to get back to training ... Read on »
Foto Friday by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's going to be a random Foto Friday.  I get so lazy in the winter about taking pictures; it's hard when there are days you don't actually ever leave the house.  So, here' ... Read on »
New Car!! by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I didn't even have my Honda Element listed on Craigslist for three weeks when I sold it for nearly full asking price.   Quickly, we found ourselves down to one car.  It wa ... Read on »
Isn't This Interesting? by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Thanksgiving morning I woke up to this email     You have got to be kidding me?  I did ONE triathlon in 2014 , which shouldn't even be eligible as a qualifying ... Read on »
November Totals by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running After my marathon , I pretty much shut it down for the next couple of weeks.  I think I only ran twice the rest of the month.  To keep up my fitness, though, while giving ... Read on »
2015 by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've taken a few weeks off from running, a few weeks off from blogging, and now I'm back.  2015 starts today.  Well, training for 2015 starts today.  2014 was pretty good.  ... Read on »
Foto Friday by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Sloopy (our dog) had a vet appointment yesterday and for the first time I had to take the baby and the dog all by myself.  It was a bit crazy, but manageable.  And, they to ... Read on »
WHAT.A.FIASCO! by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dave and I purchased our new iPhone 6 Pluses at the end of September directly from a local AT&T store.  They were having a deal where you could turn in your old iPhone and ... Read on »
Foto Friday by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Mr. Independent Sadly, right after this picture was taken, he put down the spoon and started eating the mashed potatoes with his hands.  Utensils: It's a work i ... Read on »
Pictures from the Naperville Marathon by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Somehow there were only finisher pictures captured of me last Sunday.  Or at least, so far, those are the only I could find.  I'll keep looking through the lost and found.  ... Read on »