My April progress and a FULL fall schedule!

It is Tuesday on the Run and run I did!  It is time to check on my April progress and update the running calendar!  My year of live, love, laugh is in full swing and I am enjoying all it has to offer!


I am much happier with my runs.  I feel like I am finally picking up the pace a bit and I am liking the extra bridge work during my long runs.  Coach M is getting me ready for Utah and I love it!  This will be a new state for me and a new challenge!  13.1 miles all downhill!  Sounds easy right?  Last summer was the summer of speed, this one will be summer of quads!  I have a trail run 5K at Bok Tower on Saturday, my time to beat is 33:08.  I think I got this!  Grade A

6 yoga classes, 1 Pure Barre class, 18 holes of golf, and 3 ActivMotion bar workouts.  I missed one drill workout and I am feeling like a slacker!  Grade B+


Remember, You always make time for the things you put first!  I made it a priority to start each Monday morning with a 8am yin yoga class.  It is a positive way to start the week and I hate to think about giving it up!  My 6 month dermatology appointment went well, my first Skippy babysitting shift conquered and lots of time with the kids, hubby and friends!  GRADE A


I did mention more time with friends, right?  I had a 4 day girl’s weekend planned in April and it was just the right change of scenery for me!  We laughed, we shopped, we saw a musical, we ate and drank and we laughed some more!  Never underestimate the power of a girl’s weekend and that crazy SnapChat app!   GRADE A

So let’s do a little update on the race calendar.  I may have added something, I haven’t told Coach M yet but check out the month of November!


4/29  Bok Tower Trail run 5K- Lake Wales, Fl

5/13 Mayfair on the Lake 5K- Lakeland, Fl

6/3  ZOOMA virtual run – haven’t picked the distance yet

6/10  Utah Valley half-  Provo, Utah    MB15 saves you on 15% your registration

9/15-9/16  Aching Quad- Lakeland, Fl

10/21  ZOOMA Florida 12K – Amelia Island, Fl  MARYBETH2017 saves you 10% of your registration

11/12  Rock n Roll Half- Las Vegas!!!!!!!

11/26  Space Coast Marathon Relay–  Cocoa, Fl

12/17 Hot Chocolate 15K- Tampa, Fl    TAMPAMB17  gets you free swag- I will share more soon!

Did you catch that?  Yes, my BRF and I signed up for a marathon relay!  We each run a half marathon and she agreed to let me run first.  I am super excited to finally make it over to the east coast for Florida’s oldest marathon race!

What kind of progress did you make in April?  Where will I see you in 2017?  

I am linking up with the TOTR ladies: Marcia, Erika, and Patty and Deb for the race link up- join us!

38 Responses so far.

  1. Oh how fun–I’ve never done a relay! That race has really good bling too. You’ve got a busy month, my friend!
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  2. Darlene says:

    I’ve done the Vermont City Marathon Relay twice – so fun.

    I will see you in Vegas!!!

    How far are you from Naples? Will be there May 3-10. May run a 5K on May 6 there.

    GL on your upcoming races. You will rock them.
    Darlene recently posted…TOTR: April Report CardMy Profile

  3. …you just may see me in Vegas, Baby!! You have a lot happening in 2017! All of my “posted” races are ones I’ve registered for…there will be many more added as the months progress 😉 You are rocking all of your training!
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  4. Marcia says:

    Woot for Space Coast! Everyone raves about those races. I’m glad you enjoy picking up the pace a little because we’re going to “sharpen our pencil” a bit in May. You’re going to own that trail race this weekend too!
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    • MB says:

      I am excited about the space coast- the half sold out in 20 minutes so this relay is just the ticket! May sounds like a great month to start sharpening! WOO HOO!

  5. Woohoo, congrats on your honor roll. Maybe we need to start making you certificates:)
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  6. RnR Vegas was my absolute favorite half so far for a number of reasons. You will love the whole experience. I think I am due for a girls’ weekend myself
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    • MB says:

      I am excited and nervous all at one time thinking about Vegas! Girl’s weekends are the best, I always want to start planning the next one!

  7. GiGi says:

    Making time for friends is SO SO SO SO SO important, even if they go grocery shopping with you! It’s a must! So glad you got a 4-day weekend away with them!!
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  8. Girl’s weekends are the best. I wish I had more of those. How exciting you will be doing Vegas! Such a fun race! And it is even on my birthday this year, but unfortunately I won’t be running it this year.
    Lacey@fairytalesandfitness recently posted…April HighlightsMy Profile

  9. Kimberly G says:

    I love how you broke up the post into Live, Love and Laugh 🙂 Looks like a good month overall.

    I’m still working on my Fall racing schedule, but I am for sure doing the RnR Philly, RnR Montreal, RnR Brooklyn, Chicago Marathon, NYC Marathon and RnR San Antonio
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  10. I think you’re excited about running the Rock ‘N’ Roll Las Vegas Half! 🙂 My friends and I were just talking about the OBX marathon relay as one of our options for our big weekend. How exciting that you and a friend are doing one!

    Thanks for linking up!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…Race Linkup: April 2017 EditionMy Profile

  11. Rachel says:

    I’ve heard Space Coast is amazing. You’ll have a blast! Your month looks like it was solid. Great job!
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  12. Marsha says:

    I did the space coast half, maybe 5 years ago?? I’d have to look it up. But it was fun to get away over the Thanksgiving weekend and do the event. You’ll enjoy it!
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    • MB says:

      I am super pumped about the Space Coast- the darn thing always sells out so fast! I will take the relay- that will be an adventure!

  13. Looks like you had a great month of April! It’s always nice to see improvements in pace! Vegas would be so much fun!

  14. I love relay races! I’m hoping to do one this year.
    Looks like lots of fun ones on your list! I want to come down and run one with you! -M

  15. Elle says:

    Looks like a jam packed calendar and I love the sound of the marathon relay!

  16. That’s quite a race calendar! Looks like you had a strong month of workouts and accomplished alot!

  17. Janalyn says:

    I’ve recently begun a new regimen with a coworker to get back to my best performance and it feels good. Good work on all your progress!

  18. How fun that you’ll be running the Space Coast relay! This race is on my bucket list, but the time of year makes it so difficult to make it happen.
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  19. Toni says:

    Looks like an awesome month! Your race calendar is full! I may do hot chocolate we will see!

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I am a wife, mother, stepmother, working healthcare financial professional and a 5K enthusiast! I love to travel, try new products, meet new friends, eat great food and drink great wine! Why not run around the world in my tutu and tennies?
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