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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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Cleveland Marathon 2015 by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Let's be real.  I had no business doing this race.  I've been lying to myself and everyone else around me about how injured and painful my hip had become.  I saw the doctor ... Read on »
Foto Friday by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The kid likes pudding... Read on »
New Kit by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I still haven't signed up for Nationals yet but in case I do decide to do triathlon this summer, I went ahead and got my coach's team kit.  I didn't take a selfie but here' ... Read on »
Pain in the Rear by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Every since I had the baby, I've had some trouble with lower leg lateral strength and therefore, I've gotten injured.  I've had some bad shin splints and foot pain and for ... Read on »
Week in Review by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I had every intention of writing every day last week, but I blinked and before I knew it a whole week had passed.  Where did it go?  So, I'll try again this week.  Here's w ... Read on »
My Husband - A Photogenic Runner by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The husband ran the Cap City Half Marathon this morning.  He ran a good, smart race and did really well considering his lack of training.  My job was spectating and paparaz ... Read on »
Foto Friday by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Anderson has been spending some time with his cousins the last couple of weeks.  He spent the weekend with my parents when I ran with my marathon and then has gone to a few ... Read on »
April Totals by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Even with a taper, a marathon, and a complete week off while on vacation, I still managed some good numbers this month.  There were probably a few workouts I missed, but wh ... Read on »
Heat Acclimation by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I remember back in the day when I some friends training for Ironman Hawaii who did some crazy things to try to get ready for the heat.  I think Sonja used to do trainer rid ... Read on »
The Characters at the YMCA by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I used to go to what I'll describe as a "fancy" gym.  The women were decked out in head-to-toe Lululemon, had less body hair than I don't know what, I were pumped full of s ... Read on »
Florida by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Just a few hours after finishing my marathon last week, Dave, Anderson, my parents, and I hopped on an airplane and headed south to Florida.  We vacation every spring in Ve ... Read on »
Lessons Learned from the Marathon by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running When I worked as a beginning engineer, I had a manager who would sit with me after every meeting I chaired to give me a "lessons learned" session on what worked and what di ... Read on »
Athens Marathon 2015 by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Well shit. The Athens Marathon was not the PR party or Boston qualifier I had hoped or trained for. Unfortunately, I did not win the weather lottery and it too ... Read on »
37 by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today is my 37th birthday.  It feels so weird to be 37.  I don't feel 37.  I don't think I look like what 37 looks like.  I remember when my parents were this age.  All v ... Read on »
Marathon Outfit by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The weather is looking not so great for Sunday (rain - more on that later in the week), but temperatures are going to be great for a PR attempt.  And here's what I'll be lo ... Read on »
Foto Friday (on a Tuesday) by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running (I have other posts planned for later in the week so I'll show some pictures of the kiddo earlier.) We're starting him on the path toward triathlon early.  He's been ... Read on »
Week in Review by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The taper started this week.  I caught a cold.  I lost my mind.  I missed some workouts.  Whatever.  I'm trained and ready.  Nothing I do now will change the results next w ... Read on »
Running Friends - Good for the Soul by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The last time I ran with friends was at the end of December when Amanda came home for the holidays and joined us.  I have done 100% of my training since that time by myself ... Read on »
Foto Friday by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This week we had some typical spring weather - warm, wet, and stormy.  We also discovered that Anderson may be afraid of storms.  Wednesday we put him down to sleep and jus ... Read on »
Thursday Thoughts by Meredith Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Back in the day when I had a job that paid real money and Dave was working too and we were childless, I found that I liked to afford luxuries.  One of my favorite luxuries ... Read on »