meredithbryans

meredithbryans
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Born in the Seattle area by two transplanted-from-Texas parents, Meredith has lived in the East Texas area since her Junior High days. This second generation Aggie (whoop!) held several careers in the sciences before the arrival of her daughter Danielle, now 11. Only a few years after returning to the work environment she found herself a single mom hauling around 50+ extra pounds. Deciding then to live life differently, she began running, attending church regularly, and giving the single mom thing all she had! To her surprise, she met a wonderful man named Bill, married, gained a stepdaughter, Allison, and moved to Whitehouse where they currently reside. Now entering her forties, she does all things sales and marketing for locally owned iTRI365 Timing and Event Production. She has also completed several half marathons, one full marathon as well as several CrossFit competitions. When not in the gym, working events, or networking with sponsors, she is hanging out with family, washing her new muscle car, drinking coffee (sometimes wine), or reading. Meredith is driven every day to encourage others through fitness and empower other women to find success in all that they do. You can read more about Meredith at runningmerefitness.com.
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