Live, Love and Laugh in 2017!

Live, love and laugh in 2017!  This is my motto, my word(s), my plan for 2017.  It is time to get it together, the year has kicked off and although it has had a tough start I can also say 2016 had a tough finish.  I have much to be happy about, thankful about and downright proud!

Live!  I live in the sunshine state and every day is a chance to get outside, kick my goals in the a$$ and just love doing what I like to do.  Does this mean another year with Coach M?  Oh, hell yea!  She ain’t done with me yet!

2015 556 miles ran –  2016  820 miles ran!!!

2015 PR record:










and drumroll please…………….  2016 PR record:










I didn’t just meet my goal of a sub 30 5K I nailed it in the midsummer Florida heat! BAM!  My half marathon pace? 13 minutes shaved! Say What?  No one has ever seen me move that fast!  What did it take?  A plan (Coach M), the determination, and a great support system (family and friends)!  You want it?  Live it!  🙂  Life begins outside and outside your comfort zone!

LOVE!  I love being outside and I love to travel!  2016 I ran a very cold 5K  in Wisconsin and I attended a yoga and run weekend in Cape Cod.  That is 2 new states on my quest bringing my total to 7 states!  Can I add a few more in 2017?  Best Damn Race in New Orleans- booked!  Add NOLA to my state map!  Where else am I running off too?  Who knows, you will have to stay posted!

The hubby and I added a couple kayaks to our backyard and I could not be happier.  I see some warm weather kayak adventures with the hubby coming up (he may not have caught on to that yet) – shh we won’t tell him yet!

I love my yoga practice.  It has made a big difference in my agility and core strength.  My goal is to yoga just a bit more.  I plan on trying different yoga classes and taking advantage of some of the new class times.  Do what you love, love what you do!

LAUGH!  I have worked in the nursing home industry for 25 years now.  One thing I have learned is that people who laugh live longer and you MUST be able to laugh at yourself!  Zipline over the desert with your best friends for your birthday?  YES!  Ghost tours and cooking classes in New Orleans?  YES!  Take your daughter on her first hunting trip while your run your coldest 5K ever? YES!  Meet a house full of women you have never met in person for a long weekend in Panama City?  YES! LMAO Yes!

Laughter is the best medicine!  Find your fun spot, your happy place and friends that add to the party!  This is the year to live, love and laugh!  Yes, I will log in the miles- I am shooting for 850 and add a destination or three!  Las Vegas, DC, Ireland, Indy, no one knows where my feet will go! #holottafun

Do what you love, love what you do!  Cheers to a year of live, love and laugh! Life without a little laughter is no life at all!  I hope to see on my 2017 journey!  

Catch my year in medals right here!  and stop by and visit Marcia, Erika, and Patty  for Tuesday on the Run fun!



41 Responses so far.

  1. You are pretty lucky to live in the sunshine state. I am jealous. I like the hot weather so I do not think the summers would even bother me.
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  2. A little sunshine sounds divine right now, so cold here in Montana. I love the love what you do, do what you love
    so true! I agree you have to be able to laugh at yourself. and great job on those PRs this year!
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  3. Darlene says:

    I’m on board. Love your motto!!!
    I love my racing. I have my friends. The winter weather in the NE, not a fan. So I try to escape to FL at least 2x.
    I have 7 states also – NY, VT, MA, PA, FL, CA, NJ. It’s not a goal – just love to travel (if only I had more time and money.) Gasparilla in 2018 in on my radar for sure.
    Hope to see you again this year.
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    • MB says:

      I hope you all put Gasparilla 2018 on the schedule- what a beautiful escape you for you ladies! I will remind everyone when the registration comes out! 🙂

  4. Marcia says:

    Amen sister! Life is what you make it and YOU are making it awesome! Did somebody say Vegas??
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  5. Karen says:

    You nailed some great races this year! Laughter is always the way to get through 🙂 I try to find a reason to laugh every day.

  6. Wow it’s going to be tough to top the year of running you just had! Look forward to following along
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  7. MCM Mama says:

    Sounds like you have a great year ahead of you! Right now I could totally use some of the warmth you have right now. It’s only January and I’m over being cold.
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    • MB says:

      I bet! It was 48 degrees yesterday morning (that is cold for us) and I got outside and ran- felt like I was flying! When the sun comes out it is in the 70’s- I can’t complain! Time to plan a warm race cation!

  8. That group trip must have been a blast, I can only imagine the fun you all had! Oh and that sand, looks like the whitest sand ever, so pretty!
    Love that you got kayaks, I don’t own one yet but I need one. I borrowed my sisters a lot last summer, didn’t realize I was going to love it as much as paddleboarding!!!
    You did have an awesome running year, I look forward to seeing what 2017 has in store for you!
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    • MB says:

      This was really my first time on that beach and it was the perfect spot for a girl’s getaway! and race 🙂 Cheers to 2017! I hope we both have some exciting adventures up our sleeves!

  9. jill conyers says:

    Love this Mary Beth, as always! Yes, I love what I do. As my husband pointed out not too long ago, Jill, you’re living your dream! How’s that for a year wrap up 🙂

    We need to meet in person. 2017 will be the year!
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  10. Maybe add Iowa to your destination bucket list! (I can show you thing or two about cold weather running). Congrats on all those butt-kicking PR’s!!!
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  11. MB I love everything about this post! Congrats on all of those PRs – what a running year you had! Cheers to a great 2017 🙂
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  12. Those are some really awesome times! You nailed your training this year! Here’s to a fabulous 2017!
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  13. Kimberly G says:

    It’s so cold here in Northeast so some sunshine sounds like an awesome idea right about now!

    Congrats on all of your PRs this year.

  14. We definitely need some more laughing adventures this year!!! I’m so happy to have you in my life!!
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  15. I love your motto for the year!
    I’m definitely a bit jealous of all your sunshine.
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  16. Jenn says:

    Love! Love! Love!

    The older I get, the more I realize that I always used to live in such fear of everything! Now, I’m all about seizing every opportunity and living life as fully as I can!
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  17. Sharon says:

    So awesome MB!! You had an amazing year and look at those PR’s! Way to go! Looking forward to seeing what 2017 has for you! Love your motto!!!
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  18. Toni says:

    Looks like a great year!! Congrats on all the amazng PRs!!!
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  19. Oh my gosh all of this just makes me so happy – you have had such an amazing year and have such a great attitude that I am sure your 2017 will be fabulous too.
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  20. Angela says:

    Great post! I love how you put all of your old PR’s out and then your new ones. I may have to borrow this idea 🙂

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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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