PODCAST EPISODE 172: From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete

podcast triathlon Aug 09, 2022

It’s never too late to do something to better your life and your health. In this episode, I talk with the author of From Couch Potato to Endurance Athlete: A Portrait of a Non-athletic Triathlete, Hilary JM Topper of Merrick, NY. Hilary will inspire anyone to overcome their past, push past their boundaries, and change their life for the better. Her book chronicles her journey from almost failing high school gym as a teenager to learning how to swim, bike and run as a middle-aged woman. 

Hilary’s story and her drive to change her life will inspire others to do the same -  no matter how rich or poor, how overweight or underweight, or how old or young they are. 

Some of the things we talked about:

Kim Peek: I would love to hear how you went from couch potato to endurance athlete. What sparked that in you? What made you think wake up one morning and say, Hey, I think this sounds like a good idea.

Hilary Topper: So I was 47 years...

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Meredith Atwood, Swim Bike Mom on Triathlon, Addiction, Life and a Year of No Nonsense

podcast triathlon Apr 09, 2019

I am so excited to share this week’s interview. I talked to Meredith Atwood, who some of you might know better as Swim Bike Mom. She is a recovering attorney, motivational speaker and author of the newly released, Triathlon for the Every Woman: You Can Be a Triathlete. Yes. You. She is also the host of the podcast, The Same 24 Hours. Meredith lives in Overland Park, Kansas (for now!) with her husband and two children and writes about all things at MeredithAtwood.com. Her next book, The Year of No Nonsense, will be released December 2019. You can follow her everywhere at @SwimBikeMom.

In this interview, we talked about Meredith’s books, overcoming addiction, depression and suicide, and some of the fears we have as moms. She also tells us about some of the fun things she’s discovered since her move to Overland Park, and I share my favorite places to get BBQ in the KC area. If you’ve never done a triathlon, or can’t fathom dipping a toe in the water, I...

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