MB Coaching Blog

Why Don’t More Women Tri?

I have been aware of the lack of diversity in triathlon for years. You would have to be racing and spectating with blinders on to miss the shortage of representation of women (and people of color, but that is not the topic of this particular blog). And although I have...

After the Goal

And in a blink of an eye (or after many, many hours), Ironman Wisconsin 2021 is over.  It was a great day for a long distance triathlon. Overcast and cool enough without being cold. Some athletes finished in the daylight hours and were probably able to get a fair...

Why Ironman?

Sunday is the locally long awaited return of the Ironman Wisconsin triathlon after a pandemic forced hiatus in 2020.  A quick recap for readers who aren’t sure of what exactly the Ironman is… it is a race that covers 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of road...

Do You Taper?

I recently had the joy of experiencing one of my favorite weekends of the year. The combination of our team training weekend on the Ironman Wisconsin course, the Oregon Kids’ Triathlon, and the large volleyball tournament fundraiser for cancer research in memory of an...

The Change

It was good to take some time away and it feels even better to be back.  While on my path toward more time focusing on athletes, friends, and family I had a lot of time for reflection. I dealt with a period of overwhelming anxiety. I felt led to take a big leap...

The Path to What Really Matters

Just a little something short and sweet for you to consider this week. What really matters? This is a personal question and one I will not attempt to answer for you. It is one that I am constantly assessing, redirecting, and often reprioritizing in my own life. So...

Trying New Things

This week I want you to fully consider this question: Do you try new things?  Last week I included continue to try new things in my list of what I want to do in my aging process. As I reflected on this I realized that I see getting stuck in our ways, settling,...

When You are Truly There

As noted last week, I have been feeling “off” since my race. But, if I am being honest, I have felt a shifting in my body and mind for a few years.  Recently, I had an important realization while out on a ride. In high school we would’ve called this one of those long...

Is It Worth It?

I have now had a couple more weeks to digest and reflect on my race in Texas. More time to consider the result after the growing anticipation and expectations of the goal for years.  More time to feel through the disappointment, consider the lessons learned, and...

The Many Flavors of Hard

Life is full of hard. Arguably, it is half negative and half positive. How we perceive it is different for everyone. And yet another reason why we must focus on gaining self awareness rather than control. We need to strive for knowledge of who we are and seek out a...