About My Blog:

Welcome to Triple Threat Life! I’m Brittany Vermeer. If you haven’t already guessed, I’m a triathlete.

So it makes sense then that Triple Threat Life is a nod to my triathlon roots of swim, bike, run. But it’s much more than that. In addition to chronicling my journey through the multi-sport world, I want to use triathlon as a lens through which we can view life.

I don’t claim to be an expert, but I want to share the knowledge I’ve learned from so many others who have helped me along the way.

The mission of this blog is to inspire, encourage, and empower, and it’s my hope that Triple Threat Life will become your daily dose of multi-sport positivity.

  • The Hay is in the Barn + Taper Week Thoughts
    Guess what? It's taper time! That's right. After a long, hard training block, we have finally reached taper week. As I write this, my husband, Matt, and I are T minus 6 days until the 2023 edition of Chattanooga 70.3. This will be my third time competing at the race and...
  • Becoming One: The Journey Begins
    Becoming One: The Journey Begins
    My heart is racing. A bead of sweat drips from my brow. Years of training have led to this point. Finally, the moment has come. I take a deep breath. With a click of the mouse that sounds like a cannon blast to my ears, I’ve signed up for my...
  • Triathlon is a Game of Coping With Distractions
    “The part of our brain that thinks and talks is not the same part of the brain that moves the body. With quiet, your brain has the full capacity to devote to propelling you forward and to finding the flow state that has nothing to do with analyzing, calculating, or...
  • Race Report: 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina
    WHAT A DAY! Sometimes you just have a feeling heading into a race, like everything is building up to something special. IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina was that race. A swim PR, a bike PR, a run PR, AND an open half-marathon PR all added up to an overall race PR...
  • How to Avoid the Trap of “What If…” Thinking
    During my swim workout this week, I had a “quality” swim set. 8 X 100. The goal was to swim 100 as fast as I could, and then maintain that pace for all the rest of the 100s. After my first 100, I stopped on the wall, and Matt asked...
  • Blood, Sweat, Tears… and Mental Toughness
    Triathlon is uniquely designed to test mental toughness. As athletes, we endure the physical demands of training. We push our bodies to the limits, achieve milestones, rehab through injuries, set new goals, and repeat. But focus rarely centers of the mental side of the sport. • The pressure of competition...