MB Coaching Blog

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...

Find You through Gratitude

Jamie and I just returned from a trip to the beautiful island of Barbados. The travel part of the trip was less than easy (as it often is lately). A canceled connection with an unexpected trip reroute through Toronto, Canada, resulted in a loss of one vacation day. It...

Practical tips for Parents to TRI

Last week, I talked about culturally constructed mom guilt. It it a pretty serious problem, yet one that I know so many of us have joked and been flippant about for years to cover the true, deep influence it can have on our lives. I think it is a great place to start...

Say NO to Mom Guilt

As many of you know by now, I use training and racing as a catalyst to fully experience my personal evolution. And although I love seeing my overall growth through being a triathlete and coach, the biggest challenges, joys, and daily lessons have been through my role...

My Victory Lap

Many of you know that my triathlon journey started fifteen years ago with a dream to complete Ironman Wisconsin. Like most things that we start, I had no idea if, and how, it would stick. I most certainly didn’t anticipate that it would quickly become my love, evolve...

Feeling over Reacting

I have always felt all emotions in a big way. While you likely know I am a fan of feeling it all, I am learning more about the important difference between feeling and reacting. Feeling negative emotion can be uncomfortable, but is usually harmless to others. We can...

Humble Confidence over Pridefulness

As I prepare to return to St. George for the 70.3 Ironman World Championships in a couple weeks I am wrestling with some same ‘ole imposter thoughts. Will I race well amongst the best in the world? Will I show up to what I am capable of? Have I invested enough in my...

Living Over Striving

As I lean into curiosity I am also inspecting what I most often perceive as the “good” parts of my day. I love my daily workout routine and although sometimes I don’t literally hop out of bed at 4:30am, I sincerely do have very few days where I don’t want to train at...

Curiosity over Control

Last week I promised to share some “stuff” I am working through in real timing. And as soon as I posted that blog I had some quick feelings of regret. While I am always writing about my current thoughts, I prefer to wait to share until I have had more time to process...