ArchiveAugust 2013

The pay it back / pay it forward Teens Living With Cancer GIVEAWAY!

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Earlier this summer my husband and I were going through the garage. I had a few bike frames that I just don’t use anymore. He suggested I sell them. I didn’t feel right about that. As I looked at each frame I remembered how he had given me that one at my baby shower, this one was a sponsorship from a bike shop, I bought the third one….. but then Quintana Roo gave me my current...

Over the river & through the woods

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Recovery from Ironman has been as expected. A little bit slow, a lot of fatigue…. a lot of eating good food and sleeping a ton. I have needed it. I saw just 11 hours on my training schedule for the week and nearly had a seizure. Mind you…. I wrote the week myself. On Sunday. After so many years of stuffing 20 pounds into a 5 pound bag, burning the candle at both ends and always...

Teens Living With Cancer Bandana Bolt 5K & Fitness Walk!

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While I was off playing Ironman for the better part of the past year…. Teens Living With Cancer has kept on keeping on. The Duel in the Pool bonanza has passed. The media has retreated. Our teens are still living with cancer every single day. Some of the kids have lost their battle. Some have been granted remission, hopefully forever but always…. always will look over their shoulders...

Life thereafter, so far.

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Ironman retirement…. Day two… is treating me well. Really well. I am sore, naturally. The only real issue I am having is swollen feet, which hurts the toenails. Which then… means that every person on the face of this earth has stepped on my toenails today. Every stranger. Every friend. EVERYONE. Good lord please stay off my toes. However I did awake to normal feet and almost normal legs today...

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 valortri@gmail.com for more information!

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