MB Coaching Blog

Just Say YES!

Our family is wrapping up a two week stint hosting a student from Costa Rica. It has been a fabulous experience—one filled of fun, learning, and connection for all of us.  Although Charlie is quite fluent in English, there were some moments where the translations...

Living with Patience

I have had a lot of life circumstances in which I have had to practice living with patience recently. Patience with our medical system as Deaken finally gets a diagnosis after four weeks of illness, and now heals from mono. Patience as Quinton serves a long and...

Living Embodied

Each year Jamie and I gift our kids with travel rather than stuff for Christmas and birthdays. He takes the boys (usually to a sporting event or on an adventure), and Halle and I jet off to Mexico for a long weekend.  To say I am grateful for the ability to do...

Living with Ease

Last week I dropped a series of very loaded questions at the end of my message, starting with: What do you want to do tomorrow, next week, and through the year? This was purposely phrased to be a bit dramatic, and not really intended to be answered in one moment. As I...

Reflecting

I recently had the sad experience of attending the funeral of a longtime family friend. Funerals are always hard, and in my experience even more so when it is an unexpected loss of a young life. But, they are also a time to reflect on life. My brother gave an...

The Best Gifts: Reckless Love

At a recent church service we sang a song about reckless love. At the time I knew that I wanted to share the “love and support of others” as my fourth, and final, gift in this series. But, the idea of reckless love felt more like me. It better describes the risks we...

The Best Gifts: Letting Go of a Victim Mindset

(Disclaimer for today: I am speaking to a “victim mindset,” not a true victim, as defined as “a person who has suffered from physical or emotional harm, property damage, or economic loss as a result of a crime.”) My first half ironman was not my greatest moment in...

The Best Gifts: Life with Less Shame

When I decided I wanted to do Ironman Wisconsin over 15 years ago, I had not swam a lap or ran more than two miles consecutively in my life.  I had some experience biking… I owned a heavy hybrid bike and a trailer that I used to pull my kids in to various toddler...

The Hierarchy of Fitness

I am an all in triathlete and coach, following and celebrating all aspects of the sport— from the pros to amateurs. I listen to hours of podcasts each week, read countless articles, and follow hundreds of triathletes, brands, and coaches.  One of the most recent...