Triathlon for the Every Woman

  • by Meredith Atwood
  • Narrated by Angela Ellis
  • 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Triathlon for the Every Woman is a hilarious, fun and informative read - full of expert advice, training tips, and stories to turn a tired, busy woman into a tired, busy woman triathlete - no matter her size, age, or place in life.
Meredith Atwood, an overweight and overworked wife, mother, and attorney, went from the couch to the finish of a half Ironman triathlon in a little over a year. Her book, full of contributions from expert coaches, nutritionists and athletes, takes the reader through the disciplines of swimming, biking and running. In addition, the book includes comical accounts of battling the scale and the balancing act of training with a spouse, kids and a full-time job. The book will inspire and entertain - and have even the busiest of women taking on the challenge of swimming, biking, and running. Even for those lacking in time, motivation or hope, Triathlon for the Every Woman will turn everything around and make any woman a believer.


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Customer Reviews

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Turned this motivation-killer off mid-run

What would have made Triathlon for the Every Woman better?

I picked up this audiobook to listen to while training to bump up from sprints to long courses. I thought it would be motivational as Iʻm also a beginning triathlete trying to make a positive change in my busy life. However, I only got a few chapters in before the authorʻs self-hatred and paradoxical entitlement issues became unbearable. I decided Iʻd rather run in silence than listen any more. This book is also heavily Christian and mommy-focused. Not my cup of tea.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Year of Yes

Would you listen to another book narrated by Angela Ellis?

No - I think the narrator added to that "Bible study leader who pretends to be friendly but is really just keeping an eye on you because her husband keeps having affairs with the choir members" vibe. Brittle, insincerely bright - this may have been the content and not the voice. Iʻm unsure.

What character would you cut from Triathlon for the Every Woman?

Itʻs autobiographical - so this question isnʻt applicable.

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- Amazon Customer

Just the inspiration I needed to get off the couch

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! I wish there was a way I could get my friends to sit down and listen for a few minutes, to get them hooked as well.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a REAL person with issues I can relate to. Not unattainable, just lots of hard work.

Which character – as performed by Angela Ellis – was your favorite?

Swim/bike/run mom.

Any additional comments?

I love the dry humor and wit that kept me interested while I was learning valuable tips on becoming a triathlete should I accept the challenge. I have just enough exposure to cycling to really appreciate her references to the queen for example. So motivational to listen to someone ordinary become extraordinary!

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- mlillizard "mlilllizard, 51 year old divorced female from OK"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-16-2013
  • Publisher: Meredith Atwood