Promoting literacy is such an integral part of my life, as a teacher and a mother, and I wanted to extended it to all of you. Therefore, I aim to bring a series “Whatcha Reading” to AFM. Here you will find book picks for children, adults, as well as tips for promoting literacy within your home.
I don’t mean to brag or anything, but I’ve more than brushed elbows with a celebrity. Ok, so my old college friend may not be a Hollywood superstar necessarily (yet), but she burst on to the Triathlon scene a few years ago, and is making HUGE waves in influencing everyday men and women to not only pursue their dreams, but to PUSH through and accomplish dreams you never even knew existed.
Meredith Atwood, a.k.a. Swim Bike Mom, recently released her book Triathlon for the Every Woman: You Can Be a Triathlete. Yes. You.
To quote Amazon: “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.”
More importantly, hers is a story of steering your own destiny towards something not only attainable, but admirable. Hers is the story of turning the mundane -perhaps even doubtful and down-and-out- in to a story of triumph and encouragement. The kind of story you set as an example for your children. Seriously, just go read the “preview” pages on Amazon, and you’ll be hooked. And possibly relate.
SO, whatcha reading?Keep on saving! :o)
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