• Meredith Kessler and husband Aaron Kessler Westerville Ohio

Final Stretch to BBK!

  WHOA! The month of November is here! Our past November months, for well over a decade, have been spent getting ready for one of my favorite IRONMAN races on the USA circuit: IRONMAN ARIZONA (IMAZ). We have yet to miss a running of IMAZ since it’s genesis and it genuinely feels like

November 6th, 2017|
  • Meredith Kessler Triathlete Kissing Husband Announcing Baby Boy

A Little Gumption Coming Our Way

A LITTLE GUMPTION COMING OUR WAY It has always been a dream to become a mom in this lifetime. Specifically, to share in an enriching parenthood experience with Aaron, who has been my partner in life since we were 14 years old. Having been together for so long, everyone understandably thought that we

June 21st, 2017|
  • Meredith Kessler Lake Taupo Ventum Bike

❤️ Taupo To Taupo ❤️

TAUPO TO TAUPO: In 2016, it was rewarding and memorable to start the year off in Taupo in March and end the year back there again in December.  In between, there was some ample injury struggle to navigate through, as we ALL do at times, in effort to heal and get back to

February 21st, 2017|
  • Meredith Kessler triathlete Ventum bike ironman arizona

Ironman Arizona in Review

2016 IRONMAN ARIZONA: A Quick Video, Race Recap and Post Race Speech 3 MINUTE POST RACE INTERVIEW discussing: *IMAZ *2016 INJURY *Remainder of 2016 *2017 Plans  Summarized Race Recap: Post Race Podcast (A LONGER listen!) with MILE HIGH ENDURANCE:  IRONMAN ARIZONA 2016 Awards Speech: Disclaimer:  I write how I

December 7th, 2016|
  • Meredith Kessler Poronui Lodge Aaron Kessler Brown Trout

Ironman Taupo 70.3 & the Breathtaking Poronui Lodge

When my husband, Aaron, and I found out that Ironman Auckland 70.3 in January was being relocated to Taupo, New Zealand in December we were of course sad to see it leave the beautiful iconic city yet also elated that another race was in Taupo, our home away from home! We

February 13th, 2016|
  • Meredith Kessler endurance swimming triathlon

The Triathlon Roller Coaster

Another triathlon long distance racing season is coming to a close and, of course - for everyone, there were many ups and several downs. This is why we, as triathletes, enjoy the sport so much; you run through a whole range of emotions each and every training session and race. We are constantly reaching for that

January 4th, 2016|
  • Challenged Athlete Foundation San Diego Triathlon best day in tri

The Benefits of a Professional Triathlon Union

I need to ask one question to professional triathletes: Do you like the current state of affairs in our sport? If you are perfectly content with how the sport is run, your income levels, no problems with officials or start times, like the point system, like the barriers to entry to become a pro, satisfied

November 25th, 2015|
  • Meredith Kessler triathlete bungee jumping lake taupo at taupo bungy

Home Is Where The Heart Is

The trip of a lifetime came to fruition as we were preparing the race schedule for 2015; travel to Dubai for a 70.3, Taupo, New Zealand for an Ironman the next week and back to San Francisco. Fly around the world and compete in two events within three weeks. Doable and rewarding,

April 15th, 2015|
  • Meredith Kessler triathlete holding Red Bull energy drink can

New Year, Fresh Season!

  Happy New Year to everyone! We enjoyed a really wonderful holiday season with our families and friends - this is NEVER taken for granted! Our visit to Ohio was wonderful and we very much enjoyed ringing in the New Year with the crew! Job wise, we ended 2014 with Ironman Arizona and

February 2nd, 2015|
  • Meredith Kessler Challenged Athletes Foundation Flyer 2014 Bay Area Cycling Challenge

Impact Lives: 2014 Annual Challenged Athlete Foundation Cycling Challenge!

2014 Annual Challenged Athlete Foundation Cycling Challenge – at SHIFT Cycling Studio in San Francisco, CA The spirit and generosity of the Challenged Athletes Foundation is something to value and take pride in being a part of as much as possible. It is so moving to be able to help individuals overcome their

January 29th, 2014|