• Quote of the Week

    November 15, 2012

    I’m loving my box’s Quote of the Week:

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    Great, right? It’s a little (big?) something to think about on this fine Thursday.

    Breakfast

    I woke up craving peanut butter this morning, so I made a French Toast Breakfast Scramble and loaded it up with a huge scoop of Teddie and then went back for a second scoop a little while later. Yay, peanut butter!

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    I also drank a glass of iced Dandy Blend with organic half & half.

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    I guess I went a little heavy on the half & half because when Mal saw my glass, he asked if was an “extra extra” aka coffee with extra cream and extra sugar. (Is that a South Shore thing?)

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    Workout

    After breakfast, I went to CrossFit. I was planning to take a yoga class today, but a surprise WOD motivated me to go. Our only hint was “it’s not Fran,” so I figured it’d probably be a good one and, obviously, I was super curious!

    WOD

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    (hint: it’s not Fran)

    The WOD was “Jerry,” which was a 1 mile run + 2,000 meter row + 1 mile run. Fun times indeed! Actually, the row and second mile were absolutely brutal (my quads were on fire!), but it doesn’t have to be fun to be fun, right?

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    My friend (and best/favorite competitor) Kerrie was in class today (we actually planned to go to the 9:00 AM class together last night), so I tried to keep up with her during the WOD. We were neck-in-neck on the first mile (we both finished around 6:30!), but for some reason, during the row, I thought we only had to do 1,000 meters, so I stopped and took my feet out of the straps, thinking I was finished. I was about to get up and run the final mile, but then someone reminded me it was 2,000 meters. Crap. Brain frat. I was only half done! Kerrie finished the row and took off on the last mile. I tried to catch up to her, but she finished the WOD more than a minute before me. Even still, I know trying to “compete” with her made me a much faster runner today. I finished in 24:21. P.S. Kerrie is frickin’ FAST!

    Lunch

    After CrossFit, I ran some errands around town and then came home to make lunch. I ate reheated leftovers from the previous night’s dinner. They were good, but nothing too special about them.

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    I spent the next few hours working and then headed out to get a manicure at Allure Spa.

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    My brother-in-law gave me a gift card to Allure Spa for Christmas last year, and I’m still working on spending it. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

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    I ended up splurging and going with a Shellac manicure today. I’ve had them in the past, but they never last more than 5 or 6 days for me. I told the manicurist I’m pretty rough with my hands, but she insisted it would last for at least 2 weeks. We shall see.

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    Snack

    When I got home, I was starving, so I snacked on some Sweet Potato Wedges with a crapload of Teddie Peanut Butter. Apparently, I’m in a peanut butter mood today.

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    And now I’m off to meet some Fitfluential folks for dinner. We’re going to Reebok headquarters for a blogger event tomorrow! Woohoo!

    Lug Life Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag Giveaway

    Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway to win a Lug Life Cartwheel Fitness/Overnight Bag. Here’s your winner:

    Anne C

    I so need this! My current gym bag doubles as my sons diaper bag! So the most random thing in it would have to be 3 hot wheels and Ella baby food pouches!

    Congrats, Anne! Please email me at tina@carrotsncake.com with your full name and mailing address to claim your prize. If you didn’t win the bag, but would still like to purchase it, OpenSky is offering 17% off on it!

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    { 38 comments… read them below or add one }

    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats November 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I love that they have a quote of the week! And a 6:30 mile!? You should be proud of that! Sounds like a fun WOD to me!

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    Kristen @ Happy Running Mama November 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Oh, I SO needed that quote right now! I’ve had a day from hell and needed something to help remind me how much I have to be thankful for.

    I don’t ever (like, EVER) get manicures but had a shellac one this summer and loved it. It stayed for 3 weeks. It can be hard on your nails, I think, and maybe takes the top layer of nail off when they remove the shellac so I guess that is the drawback. (Although, truth be told, I peeled the shellac off myself so maybe that is why I lost the top layer of nail?!)

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    Meghan @ After the Ivy League November 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    “Large iced cah-fee, extra extra”….we get that down here in Providence too! haha. Great WOD, have fun at the FitFluential event, can’t wait to read the recap!

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    Sarah @PickyRunner November 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Such a great quote! And a awesome sounding day! My goal for this weekend is to make that french toast scramble :)

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    Amanda @ Eat More Rabbit Food November 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Great quote! And I think you will be very pleased with the shellac manicure!

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    Ed November 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Hehehe ironic that crossfit used a buddha quote as inspiration…just saying buddha didn’t have a crossfit bod!

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    Michelle (Peachy Palate) November 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    it will last! i cook non stop and don’t last more than a couple of hours with a normal manicure and I got the two weeks out of it!

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    Cindy November 15, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    My mum always got extra-extra and we lived in Framingham! (I could use a Dunkin Donuts coffee right now!)

    I get Shellac all the time and it always lasts 2+ weeks for me and I am so rough on my hands, especially now that I’m working part time.

    WTG on the WOD! I really hope to be able to try out CrossFit one of these days!

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    Jodea @ chillichocolatelove November 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    You reminded me I must roast up some sweet potato at the beginning of the week to snack on! Saves those moments when you end up eating a not so great snack just because you’re hungry and in a hurry!

    I love the quote, especially the health part – it’s something I try never to take for granted.

    Good luck with the nails – my manis never last either. Oh to be groomed at all times!

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    Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) November 15, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Great quote! I’ve been wanting to try shellac for a long time now but I’m too afraid that it will be a pain to get rid of!

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    Anne C November 15, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Oh Yay! I am so excited about winning the bag! Thanks so much! I just sent you an email

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    Annette@FitnessPerks November 15, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Nice job on that first mile–that is fast!

    That is a great quote :) Have fun tonight & tomorrow!

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    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance November 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Love the quote! By the way, I am absolutely HOOKED on Dandy Blend.

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    Sara P. (http://fitcupcaker.blogspot.com November 15, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I think could eat PB on anything too lol :) Thanks for doin the giveaway even tho I didnt win :( Maybe next time.

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    Abby @ BackAtSquareZero November 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    You say that a your friend is fast… with a 6:30 mile I say you are a speed demon. Wow girl!
    P.S.- That Buddha was a smart guy:)

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    Carrie @ Fitness and Frozen Grapes November 15, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Such a great quotation. And holy smokes–a 6:30 mile is fast! Nice work!

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    Brooke @ beingvivacious November 15, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    oh goah, I’m like you. My nails never ever last as long as they are supposed to.

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    Danielle November 15, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Your “extra extra” is called “light and sweet”…at least here in NJ it is ;) So fun to hear regional differences…I had no idea it has different names!

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    Tiffany (NatureMom) November 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I am excited about Twilight. I am a Twihard I admit. :) If I wasn’t such and ancient 35 year old I would be seeing it at midnight tonight.

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    Megan November 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    lol extra extra isn’t a south shore thing– it’s a dunkin donuts thing..

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    Nancy November 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Did you ever do a final post on your new driveway? I was looking forward to see the total “all done!” pics. Did I miss the post?

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    Tina November 15, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Yep! Just search “driveway” and the post will pop right up! :)

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    michelle kim November 15, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    It really does help to push myself when I am running with people who are faster than me. If it was on my own, I would give up much more quickly.

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    Theodora November 15, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Damn you and Julie. I was going to suggest we sneak some manis in this weekend!

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    Steph @ Steph Stays Slim November 15, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I always do the shellac mani’s, but 2 weeks is a bit of a push…I’m pretty rough on mine too and it lasts a good week, anything after that looks blah! I’m def craving oatmeal with PB now, I guess I know what I’m having for breakfast tomorrow!

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    Jill November 16, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Extra, extra? In Canada, we say –>Double,double. :)

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    Khushboo Thadani November 16, 2012 at 1:12 am

    Great quote!

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    Nicole@ livingthesweetlifestl.wordpress.com November 16, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Pretty nails! I made an appointment to get mine done tomorrow…I’ll have to ask about that shellac type of one because I always chip mine within the first day or two.

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    Ashleigh V November 16, 2012 at 7:48 am

    My husband is from the Taunton area of Mass (I’m not sure if this considered south shore or not) but he always orders “extra extra”… :) I had never heard it ordered that way until I met him…

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    meghan @ struggle muffins November 16, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Hey Tina – I’ve been wanting to try your breakfast scramble but just haven’t been able to break free from my morning oats/ quinoa routine…until today. I’m officially a convert – love this, thanks for the inspiration!

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    Allison @ Life's a Bowl November 16, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Awesome quote and absolutely true! I am so thankful for my healthy days and hope for many more weeks, months, and years in the future! I got my first jar of Teddy PB in the mail yesterday- can’t wait to try it :)

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    Lindsey November 16, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Haha, I never comment but today the “Extra Extra” made me laugh. I’m from Raynham and french vanilla, extra extra, was the cool thing to get in high school. Now I think it would make me immediately sick!

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    Molly @ Just Your Average Athlete November 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Great quote! Actually just what I needed to see this morning :)

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    Julia H. @ Live Young & Prosper November 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Shellac manicure vs. Crossfit: the ultimate showdown.

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    Tina November 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Haha! Seriously!

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    Jolynn November 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    630? Good grief. You’re an animal.

    And the winner of that bag definitely deserved it!

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    Isabel November 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Is there a specific reason why you’ve been swapping half and half with your usual almond milk lately?

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    Jess @ Blonde Ponytail November 17, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Diggin’ the Jerry WOD! Looks like a TOUGH one!!

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