May is my month- Week 1 recap

May is my month!  Love it! There is Mother’s day, my birthday and Memorial day!  I am also coming to the end of my FMLA period and it is time to make some serious decisions.  I have loved my time off but my sense of responsibility to my family is kicking in.  Hopefully I will find a happy medium.


Do you read your horoscope?  I do not religiously but from time to time I think it is fun.  Since May is my month this is my forecast straight from the Saturn sisters!

Happy birthday beautiful Bull! May brings ample opportunities to move forward on multiple fronts. Now that’s the gift you’ve been waiting for from the stars. Everything begins to shift on the 3rd, after Mercury finally goes direct. You’ve been under the shadow of too many retrograde planets for too long. Your ruler Venus is now swiftly moving forward, and when the communication planet follows her, your momentum will become unstoppable. Note that this won’t happen all at once or overnight, because Mercury will continue to be a little wonky for at least another week. That’s why even though all cylinders are firing now, you should take your to-do list one step at a time. And you may have to put the brakes on for just a moment as you approach the Full Moon on the 10th. That’s because this lunation hits your opposite sign, and this can be challenging for your relationships. You’re being asked not to merely deepen your partnerships, but to interrogate your relationship with yourself. On the other hand, you might simply feel as sexy as all get-out, so you’re not bound to a heavy emotional drama. After the 20th the Sun moves into your financial zone, opening up myriad opportunities to make bank. This peaks at the New Moon on the 25th, when it pays to put your financial goals in writing. Think forward to the next six months, and pencil in all that you want to achieve – in hard numbers. The month closes out on a potentially stressful and frenzied note, so prepare self-care rituals accordingly. 

Ok, well we better get to this weekly wrap because it looks like I will be busy!

Sunday on the plan:  REST!  and a fun Baby Shower, if you missed the recap click here!

Monday on the plan:  REST and Yin Yoga!  Never miss a Monday and I did not!  AVG HR 70  Namaste!

Tuesday on the plan:  4 X 800  I was happy with this run! 9:41/9:59/9:49/9:26  HAPPY HAPPY!  AVG HR 148

I finished off the day with a golf date with the hubby!  9 holes of golf after work and I played pretty well.  The extra core work is paying off and I am hitting the ball longer and stronger!      AVG HR 91

Wednesday on the plan:  Slow Flow Yoga.  This class has a nice slow flow of movement from start to finish and really provided a nice stretch for those muscles I used on Tuesday.  AVG HR 80

Thursday on the plan:  4 miles with a fast finish.  I purposely went out a little later for this run although my hubby had me awake at 4am as he got ready for an early flight.  I have an evening 5K coming up Mother’s day weekend and it is always a scorcher.  Best as I could 10:10 was the fastest I could pull out- I was hoping for a little more.  Next time!  AVG HR 150

I talked my daughter into coming over for lunch and a little kayak adventure on the lake.  The water was choppy so it made the 35 minutes a great arm workout.  I will take it!  I enjoyed getting a little sun as well.  AVG HR 91

Friday on the plan:  ActivMotion bar workout and drills.  I opted for the Ignite Core workout and it does make the workout fun.  I don’t usually like the core part but since my hubby complimented my golf drive well, I better stick with it!  The results are showing!  45 minutes AVG HR 103

Saturday on the plan:  REST!  and rest I did!  Washed my car, watched a movie and putzed all day. Heaven!

So May is my month week one is complete and the stars are aligning for a great month of activities and a momentum that can’t be stopped, I like it!

Is May going to be your month?  What do hope to do?  

Finally, be sure to stop by and visit with Holly and Tricia!  Active women supporting active women!


47 Responses so far.

  1. Kimberly G says:

    You have a lot of great things happening this month!

    In May I’m hoping to have a great time at the Brooklyn Half Marathon and also start training for the chicago Marathon.
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  2. May definitely is your month!
    Kayaking looks so fun, I haven’t done it since last summer I didn’t bring a kayak with me when I moved. But you’ve got me wanting to do some for sure now!
    Love the beautiful Cyprus wood picture, I could run through area’s like that, so pretty!
    Good luck with your work decisions!
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  3. jaelynnakin says:

    You got this MB! Opportunity awaits!

  4. May does look like your month so far. I am looking forward to getting out and doing some fun things with my kids too
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  5. Marcia says:

    Oh May is definitely your month! I love that your core strength is paying off in your golf swing! I need to get my darn kayak out already.
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    • MB says:

      My hubby said my golf ball is going consistently 10-15 yards further 🙂 Is it ever warming up in your neck of the woods?

  6. Great to hear YOUR month is going well, and has lots of potential for even more great things 😉
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  7. May is your month! Like you, I’m gearing up to go back to work. I’m in discussions with my manager about making changes to my schedule, which might include a little time in the newborn nursery. Stay tuned for that!

    I miss you!
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    • MB says:

      Gearing up for work, UGH – LOL! I know we have to! I can’t wait to hear about your schedule changes! I am staying tuned! Miss you too!

  8. Kayaking is such a great workout. Maybe I’ll get out on the lake this weekend 🙂
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  9. I haven’t looked at my horoscope in a really long time…I used to read it every day. I’m a Leo!

    Love the variety of your workouts! I wish I could golf…I’m terrible at it, I can’t even hit the ball!
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    • MB says:

      Hello Leo! I think it is fun to look at from time to time, especially my birth month. You have to stare at that golf ball really hard and show it who is boss?

  10. Looks like a great start to the month! I am hopeful for May being a good month as well.
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  11. Coco says:

    I am ready for a mild May after my crazy April. It’s been fun so far with our kitchen being done and my son being home and we will see our daughter before the month is done too!
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  12. Teresa says:

    Man, you are making me jealous that May is NOT my month! Your running paces are looking quite speedy and that gold game of yours does sound strong! Looks like great fun kayaking out on the water too …I believe this time off from work has done wonders for Ms. Skippy!!
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  13. Rachel says:

    Sounds like a fantastic month for you! Can’t wait to hear about all your big days and decisions. 🙂
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  14. Darlene says:

    May is my month too. Thanks for the horiscope. My birthday is tomorrow.

    Racing and vacationing in Fla. life is good.

  15. muix says:

    Wow..you are so sexy n fitness granny..keep it up..

  16. jill conyers says:

    Good morning MB. I love love “your momentum will become unstoppable”. Beautiful and energizing words. Good luck with your decision. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the life I live and the life I want to live. The struggle is I love them both. Have a beautiful day!
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  17. Shathiso says:

    I love that photo of you in the kayak with those clouds as a backdrop! May is a lovely month for me too – Mother’s Day and my son’s 3rd birthday is on the 23rd!
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  18. I seem to know a lot of Tauruses (Darlene, my brother, you — I’m sure there’s more in my life).

    Grab the bull by the horns, eh?

    My parents house is listed, so that is over, thank goodness. Although there will be a couple of trips down there anyway, but not to work on the house. Yippee!
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  19. Woooo-hooo for May!! Kayaking looks like so much fun!
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  20. What a nice week you had!! You need to share some golfing motivation with me. My husband loves to play but I do NOT lol. Love the pic of you kayaking on the lake! We live on a lake and need to get a couple of those! May is starting off well for me too! Happy birthday month!

    • MB says:

      Thank you Katie! You have to learn to enjoy golf, maybe invest in a couple lessons and build some confidence up 🙂 I lived on this lake 10 years before I bought the kayaks, I have no idea what I was waiting on!

  21. What a great week you had! That looks like a beautiful place to kayak! Enjoy the rest of your month!
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  22. You had a great first week of May. It sounds to be like May will definitely be YOUR month!
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  23. I some how totally missed that you were on FMLA. I hope you get everything figured out with that and decide what the next step is – thinking of you.
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  24. It does sound like May IS your month for sure!
    I’m so jealous of you and access to Ruby Lake all the time! So beautiful. We’ve been camping for almost a month and I have yet to take my kayak out!
    I’ve go to change that!
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  25. HoHo Runs says:

    May sounds like a wonderful month of fun things for you! Kayaking with your daughter sounds like a #holottafun. My May is off to a good start. I also am scheduled for a Mother’s Day 5k but am uncertain now (stupid hamstring). But you’d better believe if somebody said “skiing” to me…I’d say “What Hammie?” LOL. I can’t wait to see you in June! Thanks for linking, MB!

    • MB says:

      I am optimistic that May will be fantastic! and if that little grand daughter wants to slip in on the last day well that would be the icing! Utah will be here soon- can’t wait!!!!!


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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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