Author Archives: MB

About MB

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?

It all started with Disney!

It all started with the Disney Princess Half marathon.  If you are going to start – I say start big and there is no place like Disney!  I had never signed up for a half marathon before and was super excited about participating in this one.  I downloaded a walking program and my training began. […]


Strengthening My Mind and Body with Pilates

Without any knowledge of what I was getting myself into I attended my first Pilates lesson over two years ago.  It was an eye opening experience when I received my body analysis.  I discovered that I hyper-extend my knees and my posture needed a lot of work.  It was incredible to learn that with the […]


Welcome to the Spring Blog Hop!

    Welcome to Tutus and Tennies and the Spring into Fitness giveaway Blog hop!  What is a blog hop?   It is a group of blogs that are all linked together for 1 large giveaway hop. You can hop from blog to blog and enter as many giveaways as you want!  Have fun with […]


Diva series Peachtree! Road trip!

One series we love is the Diva series!  Peachtree City is on the list for host cities and that means one thing – road trip!  Run like a Diva is offering the 5K and the Half.  Of course the longer the run the bigger the bling!  Even if you are just a 5K runner you get […]


Women’s History Month Celebrates Kathrine Switzer

March is Women’s History Month and Kathrine Switzer is certainly a woman to be honored. As a reward from her running coach, Kathrine entered the Boston Marathon in 1967 even though women were not allowed to officially compete until 1972.  She registered as “K.V. Switzer” and she became the first woman to run the marathon […]


Coffee, Zipfizz, and my Fitbit- bring on the March Miles!

1 cup of coffee, 1 Zipfizz, my Fitbit and I am well on my way to completing the 100 miles in March!  This challenge is hosted by Fit Fluential and it is just the thing to keep me motivated during a long month!  It is no secret that I do not function well without a […]


Gasparilla Distance Classic 2014

Ahoy!  I was so excited to run my second Gasparilla Distance Classic.  This year was especially memorable since I ran with MB and a few of our closest friends. The race spans an entire weekend with multiple events including the 5K, 8K, 15K and Half Marathon.  The $25.00 Early Registration Fee included a Dry Fit […]


Light up the Night 2014!

Artie and I are proud members of the Junior League of Winter Haven.  This year the league put on and hosted our second annual 5k and food truck rally!  We did not run but participated for the first time as a vendor.  The event was held in downtown Winter Haven.  We have a beautiful central […]

Run and Renew 5K

On February 15, 2014, Brides Against Breast Cancer held their first Run & Renew 5K in Sarasota, Florida.  I was fortunate to win two free race tickets through (an $85.00 value) so I recruited my husband to run with me.  The entry fee included “bride” and “groom” t-shirts for couples or pink or blue […]

Try something new with Fitbit!

  Hard to believe that this is our last Fitbit challenge for 2014!  Simple as it is:  try something new!  For some of us that may be easier said than done.  Routines can be hard to break and trying new exercises can be a little scary at first.  After our running clinic I knew I […]

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