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Women who tri : a reluctant athlete's journey into the heart of America's newest obsession / Alicia DiFabio.

DiFabio, Alicia, (author.).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library 796.42 DiF (Text) 70741000145055 Adult Non Fiction Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 796.42 D568 (Text) 51735011860276 Adult department Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 796.4257 DIFABIO (Text) 33946003252538 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781937715588
  • ISBN: 1937715582
  • Physical Description: xiii, 295 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : VeloPress, [2017]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-290).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Greater than the sum of all fears -- A Spandex revolution -- So it begins -- A tri is born -- Profile. Andrea Peet: still time -- The long and short of it -- Who's drinking the Kool-Aid? -- Profile. Debbie Niemann: for Cecilia -- No nuts, just guts -- Profile. Nancy Stevens: visionary -- Sigma tri -- Inside the tribe -- Profile. Linda Garrett: ageless -- Run with it -- Profile. Lisa Hallett: run to remember -- Tri girls aren't cheap dates -- Profile. Erin Briggs: on fire -- Swim, bike, run...divorce? -- Profile. Tara Emrick: back in action -- TriathaPhobia -- Profile. Chrissy Vasquez: going the distance -- Sink or swim -- Profile. Barbara Mockford: unfinished business -- Women on wheels -- Profile. Terry Woods: unbroken -- Train wreck -- Profile. Jenn Sommermann: 50-50 -- Charity, causes, and cures, oh tri! -- Profile. Winter Vinecki: team winter -- Tri: the next generation -- Profile. Jessica Cappella: could, would, should, DID -- Queen of the hill -- Epilogue: Those girls in pink.
Summary, etc.:
"What would you do if half your town caught triathlon mania?If you're like Alicia DiFabio--a minivan-driving, harried mother of four small children whose daily look features stained yoga pants, a messy ponytail, and a big diaper bag--you would shrug your shoulders and try to hold on for that after-bedtime glass of wine. It was to her utter surprise that this middle-aged, out-of-shape mother found herself on the starting line of a triathlon. In Women Who Tri, DiFabio explores the triathlon phenomenon that has gripped her town and swept the nation. Her memoir is both inspiring and informative as it explores the popularity, psychology, subculture, and transformative power of triathlons among ordinary women. Set in a small, southern New Jersey town that now hosts America's largest women-only triathlon club, Women Who Tri weaves together the insights of a psychologist, the research of a journalist, and the deep insecurities of a daunted newbie. DiFabio shares her journey from nervous newcomer to triathlon finisher as she investigates one of the world's most challenging and inspiring sports. Women Who Tri will entertain, enlighten, and inspire any triathlon enthusiast, from tri-addicts to the tri-curious." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: DiFabio, Alicia.
Women triathletes > United States > Biography.
Triathletes > United States > Biography.
Triathlon > Psychological aspects.
Triathlon > United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Alicia DiFabio, Psy.D. finished her first triathlon at age 45. She is a member of the 900-woman strong Mullica Hill Women’s Tri Club and a member of its board of directors. DiFabio has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. On hiatus from the practice of psychology to raise her four young children, she writes on health and wellness, women’s issues, parenting, and education for newspapers, magazines, and literary journals. She is a contributing editor of the literary magazine, Pentimento. An active blogger, Dr. DiFabio chronicles her adventures as a special needs mother to four children, one who has been diagnosed with autism and epilepsy. Her blog, Lost in Holland, has been featured in the, a network serving over 20 million monthly readers and her posts have been picked up for syndication by McClatchy Tribune.

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