Today we spoke with Coach Mary about some fun facts!
Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
My Dad. He always taught me to follow my dreams and that the key to happiness is doing what you are passionate about. He taught me to endure tough times, and use them as lessons to make life even better. He taught me that winning… while sometimes it means the top odium spot…. it’s really about being the bet you can be.
What kinds of things really make you laugh?
I love sarcasm and I love people who can find the funny in every situations!
What’s your favorite place in the entire world?
Home. It’s where my heart is.
Favorite movie of all time? Why so?
The Indiana Jones series. Indiana Jones believed int he good of the world, and despite his uncanny timing in eluding death…. no matter what… he always kept his hat on.
What’s your biggest goal in life right now?
To raise an indépendant child who contributes positively to this world.
What is your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
I could spend it ANYWHERE…. if I am with Curt and Luc .. that is my favorite.
What’s your favorite thing about your hometown?
I grew up in Buffalo. We are resilience. from sports teams to weather…. there is something special about growing up in Buffalo.
Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?
One horse sized duck. Look at my history. I have a weird habit of taking on big things.
Star Wars or Star Trek?
Two words: Han Solo.
What is your favorite distance to race?
I don’t have a favorite. I love them all.
Which race has mean the most to you?
Winning the inaugural Musselman 1/2 Ironman in 4:48. It was at home, it was my best time and it was sweet.
If your house was on fire, what’s the first thing you’d grab to save.
If you won the lottery tomorrow, what would be the first thing you would do with the money?
Invest the shit out of it.
What is your favorite post workout snack when it’s too hard to make it to the fridge?
How many times in the last month have you wanted to throw your bike?
Zero. I have spent two weeks recovering form surgery. I want to kiss my bike.
What combination of fixings makes your perfect burrito?
Forgive me, I don’t like Burritos.
What’s one thing you wish you had known as a freshman in college?
That I would be ok.
If you could be any animal, what would you be?
A dog. Seriously these guys have the life.
What is the best advice you’ve received in triathlon?
Lisa Bentley once told me…. race with your heart, finish what you start.
Are you a cat person, a dog person, both or neither?
What are you passionate about?
Thanks Mary for talking with us! If you want to learn more about Mary you can visit her coaching page here!