ArchiveNovember 2018

4am

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I go to church every day from ¬†4-7am. For me church isn’t traditional. There are no pews, no singing, no congregation. Sometimes church takes the form of a pool, a bike, a run, or wrapping my hands around heavy weights. On most Sundays it’s sitting on my window bench reading, writing, journaling, dreaming. Waiting for the sun to rise. I don’t pray or receive communion at 4am...

Dear Struggling Nursing Student

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I care about you, and I believe in you. I have been there. I understand how you feel. We are not trying to kill you, or torture you or trick you. We are trying to help you reach your dreams. I know it is hard, trust me I do. I know what it is like. I too have struggled. My path to 2018 did not come easy. It came with ¬†perseverance and it came with failure. “The path to failure and success...

Growth

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2018 was about setting safe goals. Ones I knew I could accomplish. I knew I could finish a marathon, a 70.3 and another Ironman. It was a year of reintroducing myself to my sport, and truthfully I wasn’t willing to take big chances. Not yet at least. I needed that foundation of success my first year back. Trust me, in my life I have had plenty of failures too (the path to success and...

Slow Down

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When I write, it’s typically to capture a moment in time. Or to slow time down. Life has a way of rolling along fast, and the way we live these days leaves little ability to just stop. Slow down. Soak this all in. Our son is turning 18 this week. Eighteen.¬† I wonder how we got here and feel excited for what is to come, all in the same breath. We are proud of him, what he has accomplished...

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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