MB Coaching Blog

It is So Much More than Just a Game

I have built my life’s work around teaching others about the life-changing values of the sport of triathlon. I fully believe that sports culture is an important part of our lives, even if imperfect. I love being in the center of it all as a coach and athlete. ...

It’s Getting Tough Over Here 

As my Ironman St George training ramps up I find myself thinking often, “this is hard.”  4am alarms are hard. Training to ride a technical course with thousands of feet of elevation is hard.Doing so inside during the WI winter is hard. Running in freezing temps,...

Never Forget to Laugh

Last week I wrote about what many of us consider to be the most serious topic of all: death. And while I hope you have thought about death in more accepting way since reading, I also recognize that a new practice in focusing on it can leave us not as sunny and chipper...

Don’t Wait to Live

As many of you know, we recently had to make the tough choice to end the life of our longtime goofy Rottweiler, Enzo. He had been in pain for a long time and at the end of his life he gave us some final cues that it was time to make the most humane decision we could...

Because I Love It 

Each year Jamie and I give our kids an experience as combined birthday and Christmas gifts. It is an opportunity for him to take the boys somewhere fun and for Halle and I to take our own girls’ trip. After a 2020 travel gift hiatus, Halle and I recently visited sunny...

Your Next Episode

This past Friday we celebrated the 17th birthday of my youngest child as well as the 60th birthday of my mom. We always joke that it can’t be a coincidence that Q was born on my mom’s birthday. Although they are at distinctly different times in their lives, they are...

The Little Things

It’s the little things. I recently saw this printed on a set of candles. While I very much identified with a couple of other ones in the set— “Every Moment Matters” and “Live Passionately”—I scoffed at this phrase (and the other declaring “(something about) Sparkle.”)...

I Just Couldn’t… So I Let It Be

I’ve had a week.  I am sure we have all had someone say that to us, and I have always thought that it sounded super silly. Of course we all “had a week.” Time passing is a consistency in all of our lives.  And then…I had a week.  The funny thing is that...

Showing Up

Do you show up? This might sound like a silly question to start a blog. Of course you show up places in the traditional use of the words. But you have also most likely recently seen or heard this phrase manipulated to better describe something that clearly means a...

Getting Started

(Almost) Anything is Possible. Even though I consider myself an imaginative dreamer, this statement always needs that one word caveat. Of course “anything” is not possible for me—I will not and never could have been an NBA star or an NFL football player (amongst many...