Weekly wrap with a change in scenery!

Sometimes a change in scenery does a body good!  A good friend makes the mind good too!  I grabbed to opportunity to head out-of-town part of the week and it was just what the doctor ordered- live, love and laugh!  Oh my did we laugh!  No worries I still got some workouts in so thanks for stopping by!


Sunday on the plan:  6 easy miles was the goal.  My BRF and I talked so much we ran 6.5 before we realized we were done.  I like those kind of runs!  11:20 pace  AVG HR 154

Monday on the plan:  REST!  I started my Monday with a 60 minute Yin yoga class.  AVG HR 77  The rest of the day I spent with the grand baby .  If you missed my Friday post click here and you can read all about it!


Tuesday on the plan:  4 miles with strides.  Can we say, it is warming up!  4.4 miles  11:00 min pace AVG HR 158

Wednesday on the plan:  REST!  I had only 2627 steps but I drove over 500 miles!  The rainstorms did not get in my way and I successfully made it to Woodstock, Georgia.  Let the shenanigans begin!


Thursday on the plan:  5 miles tempo run.  I moved my run to Friday and took advantage of the opportunity to take a Pure Barre class.  If you have never taken one, it can be a little difficult at first.  The movements are small but very precise , the language is very standard but the results are big!  My thighs were shaking and my core was begging for mercy!  Both Kitty and her daughter are Pure Barre instructors and I love to take one or more of their classes when I am in town.  Class 60 minutes  AVG HR 100

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Friday on the plan:  Trust me when I say no one wanted to get up with me and get any miles in!  It was 42 degrees so I grabbed a long sleeve shirt and went outside.  Coach M knew I was in Georgia so there was no backing out of this run.  She text me and told me to forget the tempo pace and run the neighborhood and hit as many hills as I could.  Mission accomplished!  AVG Pace 12:30  AVG HR 151 and Fitbit gave me credit for 47 floors for that run- holy hills!!!!!


Saturday on the plan:  REST and over 500 miles back home!  Visits are never long enough but I had so much fun!  There was lots of shopping, drinking, eating, talking, and laughing!  Do you snapchat?  OMG, that is the funniest thing ever!  I also had some wingman duties to complete and I am happy to report that I was successful in that department.  There is a lunch date planned for Tuesday and I am thrilled!  I can’t wait to hear how it goes!  We also made it down to the big city, Atlanta, and saw a musical.  Now if I could figure out how to make a living as a professional wingman I may have found my next career!  hehe

Coach M and I are starting to kick it in high gear as we prepare for Utah!  Talk about a change in scenery!  We are upping the bridge work and throwing in lots of squats!  Don’t forget you can still join us!  Use code MB15 for 15% off your registration!

Stop by and say Hi to Holly and Tricia this week and visit some of the other weekly wrap up posts!

Do you like a change in scenery every once in awhile too?  Are you a Pure Barre fan?  


49 Responses so far.

  1. Darlene says:

    Never done Pure Barre yet.

    Yes, I’d love a change in scenery right now. At least now that the snow is gone, I can vary my running routes.

    I’ll be NYC for the weekend in a few weeks and then I may I head off to Naples, Fla.
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  2. Sounds like another fun week for you! I love all the girl time. I think I need me some more of that!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Where Did All the Endurance Go?My Profile

  3. Love having a change of scenery! It keeps things fresh. Sounds like a fun weekend & good job getting those workouts in!
    Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy recently posted…Burning up the trails: 4/3- 9 Weekly WrapMy Profile

  4. What a fun week of fitness and fun! It looks like a great time, and how awesome to get some rest in relaxation in as well!
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  5. I had a little change of scenery this weekend with a trip to Nashville! It’s always a nice refresh.
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  6. It would be so much fun to join y’all in Utah! I am in need of new running friends! Glad you had a great week!

  7. Runs are always better with friends and they go by much faster. Looks like another great week for you
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  8. Change of scenery is exactly why I love my RV so much! Now if I could figure out a way to make a living on the road ohhhh we would so never come home ! 🙂

    No pure barre classes in my town but I have heard about what a beast it is! Great job on tackling it!
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    • MB says:

      I know you would be! Road warriors you guys are! I don’t have many class options here either so it is so nice when visiting the bigger cities to try something new!

  9. Kimberly G says:

    I am taking my first Purre Barre class on Thursday and I’m SO excited!!
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    • MB says:

      So what did you think? I think it is hard to judge after just one class, I had to take several before I felt sort of comfortable.

  10. Gina says:

    I have to say, I did snapchat for the first time at Christmas and I nearly died laughing! I have tears streaming down my face! 🙂 Good think you were able to bypass the crazy georgia flooding. 🙁 I’d love to take a BARR class, but I’m afraid I’ll be so sore it will mess with my marathon training.
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    • MB says:

      Snapchat- LMAO! It was hilarious, I am sure people were wondering what the heck we were laughing so hard about- I like to make them wonder! I bet you are stronger than you think and would get thru a barre class with ease!

  11. Marcia says:

    Oh I’m glad you didn’t skip out on that hilly run. When in GA you MUST run the hills! I went to one Pure Barre class. The instructor wore bedazzled everything. She must have had her bedazzler working overtime. Glad you had fun!
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    • MB says:

      LOL! I am still laughing over the bedazzling! I will have to share with Kitty! You know I was skipping those hills, I felt like Rocky out there- HA!

  12. Sounds like a fun week! Good job getting after all the hills in Georgia! 💪
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  13. What a fun weekend! And, it was busy, with some great fitness!
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  14. Great job this week getting in your workouts even while traveling! Pure Barre is so tough- I am always sore after those classes. And Im sure those Georgia hills were killer!
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  15. I’ve been to a Barre class a few times and love it, just haven’t had the time to go back. Such a great workout!
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  16. Jenn says:

    So much fun!

    I do like a change of scenery from time to time. As a matter of fact, I will be getting one in the morning. Yay!

    Pure Barre is ok. I have only tried one class so not sure if I’ve given it a fair shake.
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    • MB says:

      I bet Savannah was beautiful! I think you have to take a couple or so Pure Barre classes to really get it, I know I wasn’t thrilled after my first one 🙂

  17. A change of scenery is often a good thing! Looks like you had a great week 🙂
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  18. Sharon says:

    Sounds like you had a blast! I haven’t tried a pure barre class. I’d probably be bad at it since my core is so weak! I would love to try it at some point though! Ah I wish I could go to Utah for the run. I’m sure it will be beautiful. Looking forward to following your training!
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    • MB says:

      Give the pure barre class a try sometime you might be surprised! Utah is going to be a blast and I am going to enjoy some of the new exercises that Coach M has sent me. I gotta really focus on the butt to run 13.1 miles down hill 🙂

  19. Coco says:

    Sounds like a fantastic week! There is nothing better than girlfriend time to lift your spirits.
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  20. I think runs where there is a change of scenery are often the best runs! I think because there are no expectations cus you just want to “take it all in”. Glad you enjoyed your visit! -M

  21. Cathy says:

    Even though I run in an area with awesome views, a change in scenery is always good. Love the River Park photo!! Looks like a nice place to get a run in.
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  22. I don’t do PureBarre, but I go to a local place called BarreEvoluion every Sunday and really like taht it works my muscles in different ways than running.
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    • MB says:

      I agree Abby, it does really work some different muscles! I think you have to take the class a few times before you really get the hang of it and can appreciate the benefits.

  23. Ilka says:

    Looks like you guys had a fun week! I haven’t had a Pure Barre Class yet, but I can’t wait to try it out!
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    • MB says:

      Thanks Ilka- do you have a studio by you for Pure Barre? I don’t have one here so I love to go when I am visiting Kitty- it really works some different muscles and it is so good for the core! 🙂

  24. A change of scenery is really what the doctor ordered! Glad you had fun!
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