Mary Eggers

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In the dark


It’s getting dark again in the mornings. It seems like just a few weeks ago the sun began to rise around 5am, bleeding hope into a world that seemed full of despair. Now it feels ominous as the world is still filled with despair and here we are, dark mornings again. But as they say “It’s what you do in the dark, that puts you into the light”. Big goals are shiny, sexy, and...



I could feel Luc’s anxiety begin to rise as we neared the top of the rock. As we arrived on the “false summit” we turned around and took in the most spectacular view I have ever seen. This doesn’t even do it justice. In my mind I thought… well the worst of this is over, and this is the easiest peak to summit, so it will be no big deal I am sure. And then it was a big...

To the non crushers


I want you to know, that if you didn’t “crush” the pandemic, you are normal. It is ok. I know you have seen the social media posts touting the miles athletes have racked up, the pinterest home crafts, the amazing home cooked meals, the pushups, the home organization, the…. everything. If that was not you, you are ok. Maybe you are a single parent who was suddenly...



I lost an incredibly important person in my life last week. My childhood friend Erika. It was absolutely devastating, and at the same time the past week has been beautiful. As I sat in her funeral yesterday surrounded by friends who are family I just felt this sense of peace wash over me. It was that feeling of “It’s all going to be okay” intertwined with “What will you do...

Mary Eggers

Mary Eggers. Mom and wife. 20 Years Racing Triathlon, 9 time Ironman finisher, 3 time Kona qualifier. Co-founder of Valor Triathlon Project. USAT Triathlon Coach and guiding RN students in academia. Cancer crusader. Rocking the mic at Score This! events! Currently based out of Rochester, NY.

Mary currently coaches athletes of all levels, abilities and experience from beginner to professional. Please see the "coaching" page or email for more information!

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