ArchiveOctober 2015



“Can we play sharks and minnows?” I asked Coach Brett on Thursday morning. He didn’t buy it. He just smiled and handed out the next set. My shoulders felt like concrete and all I wanted to do was play swim team games. I felt like an age grouper again and as crappy as I felt, that feeling …was awesome. As I said last week I am in the “it gets worse before it gets...

Amazing Things


Luc and I began a new tradition not too long ago. We call it “Amazing things“. Every night we go through our day and choose three amazing things that we saw or experienced. The only rules are… they can’t be anything we did, or anything we said. They have to be experiences or things we experience. Like any teenager…. he rolled his eyes. “Come on Mom.” he...



I have gotten to the not so sexy part of the swim focus. The part where it gets worse before it gets better. The part where my practice and meet times don’t reflect the work I am putting in. The part where my shoulders ache…. the good ache. The part where I REIK of chlorine. This is the part I love the most. This, is where I learn the most. Yardage is building. Dry-land is getting...

What if?


What if….. for once we chased the dreams we dreamt of as we lay in bed each night? You know those ones where you say to yourself…. I would love to do that one day. What if that “one day” is now? What if you looked back on all you’ve done in your life up to this point and you realize that what you have accomplished has been pretty damn epic. You have medals, trophies...

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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