ArchiveJanuary 2014

Whole 30 whatever forever whoever whenever

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Nutrition. It’s a big hot button right now. I began Whole30 way back in October. Since then…. maybe I was just jumping on a bandwagon that was about to hit….. maybe I am a trendsetter (HA) it seems everyone is doing it. At the same time, it seems everyone is hating on those who do it. Throughout this whole experience I have maintained this: I don’t care what you eat, I...

Speedskating, Lesson One

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Saturday I turned 40. And I did something I have been saying I would do for years. I took a speed skating lesson. Why haven’t I done it before? Ironman was my favorite excuse. Didn’t want to mess that up. Today I have a wall filled with plaques and medals and a burning desire to skate. I don’t know why, something about it intrigues me. But I am tired of saying “One day I...

On ice

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As I stepped out onto the ice I wobbled. I was wearing hockey skates and just not used to them. An older woman was skating around, it was just she and I for now. I made a deal with myself that no matter what I would skate for an hour. See what came back in an hour. it’d been twenty years (gosh…. likely more) since I have been on the ice, aside from a party here and there. I turn 40 on...

Edge of Glory

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The Olympics are almost here! Did you know I was an Olympic Torchbearer for the 2002 games? Part of my Glory Days syndrome t keep bringing that up. The Olympics are my favorite. Winter, summer, I don’t care. It’s two weeks of inspiration. Two weeks where we stand up as the ski jumpers take flight and we land with the figure skaters. Where we lean into turns with the lugers and we pull...

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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