ArchiveMarch 2014

Texas preview


In seven days I will be riding my bike on an island. Water will be on either side of me. The wind will howl. It might rain, thunder or the sun may scorch my back. I don’t even care. When people say … go to your happy place…. for some reason Galveston is it.  This trip in particular is much more than about racing. Racing is the gift. And while it’s not technically an A race...

Small doses of happy


I opened the envelope, and cried. I sat there a good 20 minutes and just cried. About nothing. About everything. Inside the envelope were two wooden cooking utensils, from Africa. Michael Coyle’s mom went last week and picked them up for me…. As she knows of my cooking adventures of late. I thought about how sweet it was of her, which made me miss him, which made me realize that had...

About Face


I closed my eyes as Sonja dabbed concealer under my eyes, on my eyelids, on certain parts of my face. I couldn’t even feel the texture of the product she was using. She stepped away and I looked. Wow… I thought…. my skin looked…. brighter, but in a very subtle sort of way. I expected to have a  whole foundation painted over my skin…. but not so. “Your make up...



I was born and raised in Buffalo and ended up settling in Rochester, just 60 miles east. I remained in Western New York because of family, both my biological and created family. Upstate is my home. Rochester and Buffalo are big enough to be cities but at the same time…. feel like towns. These are the places where everyone knows your name. It’s also…. snow country. Yesterday we...

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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