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Elburn woman co-authors book with friends

As funny stories came out of Lindsay Zucco’s and her friends’ attempts to balance motherhood, careers and training for triathlons, she said, people would tell the group they should write a book.

So they did.

“I’m really glad we did, because it was a fun project,” said Zucco, an Elburn resident. “It will make you laugh. I am really happy with how it turned out.”

Published this year after about two years of work, “Tri-Mom: Swimming, Biking and Running through Motherhood,” contains tips, lessons and strategies for balancing family, sport and fitness.

Zucco, 45, said she wrote four stories for the 232-page book.

Her friend Debra Hodgett of West Chicago spearheaded the project. Other contributors were Carla Hastert of Batavia, Christine Palmquist of Geneva, Jennifer Harrison of Dundee, Jennifer Garrison of Naperville and Elizabeth Waterstraat of Naperville.

Although Zucco and her friends are multi-sport moms, Zucco said readers don’t have to be triathletes to relate to its message.

“I even know some dads who have read the book,” she said, noting it is available on Amazon, for digital download and in print at select suburban bookstores.

Zucco, a physical therapist with a 10-year-old son and 11-year-old step-daughter, said she wrote about racing six months after giving birth to her son and leaving him at football practice for the first time.

“Most of my stories were trying to find balance,” she said, adding some stemmed from a blog she writes.

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