ArchiveMay 2016

The long haul


“Two down…. two to go.” I said it aloud to myself as I crested the hill. It was my first hill repeat session in what feels like ages. It was hot as balls out, evening, and as sticky as cotton candy on your hands long after the cotton candy has been eaten. But I love that shit, and as I said… I haven’t felt that in ages. I haven’t DONE that in ages. Those hill...



I’m just a few days into summer and man oh man oh man…. it’s awesome. Switching my nursing career focus to education (I still do a few hours a month in pediatric emergency) was absolutely the right choice for me. It happened on accident. I saw an ad…. applied after the deadline…. threw a huge Hail Mary. Little did I know that would drop me into some kind of wonderful...

The Road to Omaha


“The road flows like a river…. and it pulls me around every bend.” That’s a line from Ani Difranco: Shy. I swear Ani got me through my late teens and early twenties with her “I do what I want” attitude. Her music played a big role in my recovery (from my eating disoder) and finding the strength to get on my own two feet. That’s how I felt as I took two...



The past few weeks I have been able to gain some traction as the weather has begun to blossom, race season has begun again, and summer is less than a week away (#academia). The time I took this semester to cease burning the candle at both ends, gain control over my health and step back from competition (and the mindset) is something I wish I would have done years ago. No time like the present! I...

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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