One of my friends—she just happens to be my fittest friend—recently asked me for some workout motivation. She started a new job, so her workout routine changed from a group/class setting to working out mostly on her own. She’s usually the one who motivates ME, but I know how it goes. Life changes. Priorities change (i.e. babies). Hell, sometimes you just lose your fitness spark. I absolutely love exercise, and I’ve found myself there a number of…

Hey guys! Welcome to the next edition of CNC Instagram Live! As always, I’m so glad to be able to jump on here and answer some of your questions. I have another awesome list of questions from you guys, so let’s get started! 1. How come all macro calculators have different results when I input the same info?  That’s the thing about online calculators – they are all different. There are a lot of very…

Hi, guys! I had such a great time at the Brooks Innovation Summit last weekend in Seattle. What a cool company! Seriously!! I’m so proud to be a part of their run ambassadors! Brooks is all about running. I mean, ALL they do is run – unlike a lot of other fitness companies on the market, who embody a number of different sports and activities. And, for that reason, Brooks has invested a lot of time…

Hi friends! Welcome to the latest edition of CNC Instagram Live with text! Here’s the most recent episode of Carrots ‘N’ Cake Instagram Live. If you missed the 24 hour replay, it’s shared below for your viewing pleasure. If you have any questions that you’d like for me to answer in the next video, please let me know – either comment below or send me an email or DM on Instagram! Are you still dealing with your most…

Since Quinn was born (5 years ago now!), both my real life and internet friends have asked me about the best sports bras for nursing moms. Of course, I realize sports bras aren’t the ideal undergarment for nursing a baby, but life happens and sometimes you need to feed your little one right before, during, or after a workout. (Hey, it’s just a tiny bit of sweat, right?) The best sports bras for nursing moms…

Here’s a 5K Training Plan to Celebrate Global Running Day! I don’t know about you, but my love for running always seems to increase when the snow melts and the warm weather arrives. With Global Running Day (aka National Running Day) not too far away, I wanted to make sure I was fully prepared for this fun running holiday. Sure, I’ve run all winter long, but only on the treadmill. I’ve dominated Orangetheory-style workouts, but…

Hi, friends! Happy Hump Day! Does this week feel like the LONGEST week ever? My gosh, it’s crawlingggg by for me. I actually woke up thinking it was Thursday, so it was definitely a sad realization when it was only Wednesday. Whomp whomp. Anyway… I wanted to share some meals from the week so far as well as a pair of sneakers that I’m loving lately. And, for your viewing pleasure, here’s a photo of…

I always wanted to run the Boston Marathon, so when I was approached with a free bib, it was an opportunity that I just couldn’t refuse. At the time, I was only 3-months postpartum and running just a few miles at a time. I typically ran with Quinn in a jogging stroller, which often included lots of walking breaks, so I really didn’t think I could run 26.2 miles. Obviously, physically, running a marathon was going…

Another Falmouth Road Race is in the books! Sunday’s race was my 6th, and I can confidently say, it’s still my favorite! 🙂 A HUGE thank you to Health Warrior for giving bibs to Mal and me – it was such a fun day! Race morning started bright and early at 5:01 AM. Mal and I had a babysitter coming to our house at 6:00 AM, so we were up and at ’em getting ready,…

Hi, guys! Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Last week’s edition of CNC Instagram Live included all sorts of questions from you guys via the “Ask me a question” feature on Instagram – thank you to those of you submitted one! I hope you guys find my responses helpful. If you missed the 24 hour replay of this IG Live, here it is for your viewing pleasure! 🙂 In this episode, I…

Good morning! My day started bright and early with a grumbling stomach – it actually woke me up! I had planned an early-morning run, so I got my butt out of bed and made myself a quick snack (rice cake with cashew butter on top) to get going. Once I had a little something in my stomach, I got dressed to run and then took Murphy for his morning walk. I was still feeling pretty…

Hi, guys! We were up and at ’em on Monday morning. I woke up at 4:45 to bang out some work before the boys woke up, butttttt… Quinn woke up a short while later, so I didn’t get all that much accomplished. Whomp whomp. He was exhausted, but didn’t want to stay in bed any longer, so I let him wake up with a show while I answered a few more emails. We made it…

Hi, friends and hello from Seattle! I’m spending one more night here before I fly to Redmond, Oregon for a fun-filled week with the Haupert clan. I’m solo tonight at the hotel, so it’s the perfect time to recap an epic weekend with the Brooks Running Run Happy Ambassadors. This is my 4th year with Brooks, and this trip might just be my favorite yet! I had such a wonderful time with an awesome bunch…

Hi, friends! I get soooo many questions about which sneakers I wear for which kinds of workouts, so I thought it would be helpful to put my all-time favorites in one blog post for you guys!  As you’ve seen on CNC over the years, I like to keep things fresh (and fun!) when it comes to my workouts. Recently, I love switching between running, CrossFit, and Orangetheory workouts, and I’ve learned that it’s important to…

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