Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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I ran 15 miles today. Yep, you read that correctly: 15 miles. I have no idea how it happened, but it did. And it was awesome.

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Clearly, we take marathon training very seriously.


Theodora had 20 miles on her training schedule today, so she left her apartment bright and early to start her long run. (I ate breakfast and hung out with Bailey.)

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The FITNESS Magazine 4-miler started at 10:00 AM, so I ran 3 miles on my own before, and then met Theodora at the start of the race.

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I love running in Central Park, so I really enjoyed the race, but for some reason, it seemed like the longest 4 miles ever– maybe because I ran before and the bulk of my long run was after? Even still, I had a great time. We had perfect fall running weather today!

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It definitely wasn’t my fastest race””I think Theodora and I finished close to 39:00””but racing wasn’t my top priority today. It was all about time on my feet.

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After the race, I drank a Gu Brew for some extra electrolytes. The Lemon Lime flavor was really tasty.

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Theodora and I hang around after the race for a little bit, and then headed to the West Side Highway Path to finish the rest of our run along the water.

Hi, Nate Berkus Show!

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It was so pretty! I loved running along the water! We ran about 8 miles, which included few stops for water, photos, and meeting a puppy pug named Iggy. He was wearing the same cameo harness as Murphy, and we fell in love instantly. 

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3 miles + 4 miles + 8 miles = 15 miles!!! Booyah!

After our run, we loaded up on supplies: bagels.

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Ice and beer. (Marathon training is wicked fun!)

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Post run food: Everything Bagel with cream cheese.

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Dogfish Head Punkin Ale.

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Once I had some food in my stomach and a beer in my hand, it was time for an ice bath.

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A necessary evil.

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Bearable with beer.

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And then it was Theodora‘s turn.

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I’m glad we’re still friends after it.

I still can’t believe that I ran 15 miles today. It’s my longest training run for NYCM yet! Wahoo! My hip doesn’t feel 100%, but I wasn’t in pain during the run either. Hopefully, things continue to go well until November 6th!



  1. I had a very similar day – 5 miles before a race, 5 miles during a race, then 8.5 afterwards! I did the final 8.5 headed home from Downtown and felt like a badass with my race bib still affixed. Then, I drove to the store and bought a 20lb bag of ice… MY GOD are ice baths horrible but awesome at the same time! I can’t believe you didn’t have socks on though… I’ve always gotta wear socks in ice baths, otherwise my feet won’t let the rest of me in the tub!

  2. You rock!!
    I keep forgetting to tell you I got your book and I LOVE it. Thanks for the good read. Maybe if I make my way over to the east coast, I would love to meet you (well, Murphy too).

    Hope the ice bath worked. Those are the devil for sure.

  3. Awesome job! I have only run a half marathon! The pics of your ice bath made me laugh…my husband is an ultra runner so he is very familiar with the ice baths! I am running my 2nd half marathon in October! It is always inspiring to see people running and obtaining their goals! Happy training to you! My husband saw your friends “I love sweat” shirt…does it have a jack rabbit logo on the back of it? If so, the shop he works at printed them here in Boulder, Colorado.

  4. Do you find ice baths good after a run? I think it would cause my muscles to go into shock!

    I do like the bagels though – just with AB and jam though 🙂

  5. Congrats on completing the run! P.S. I was at Costco this morning and they’re having an art show and there was a cute pug picture- I immediately sent a pic to one of my girlfriends and thought of you too!

  6. Random question for you, where do you buy your chai seeds at? I’ve looked all over and can’t seem to find them anywhere! Any suggestions?

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  8. Congrats on the 15 miles Tina! I’m sure that really reassured you, you still have plenty of time before the marathon to keep up the good work!

  9. that is my favorite beer!!! I wait all year for it to come out…going to be about 30 minutes from the brewery this weekend, I definitely need to pick some up before it’s all gone around here!! Congrats on the 15!!! That ice bath looks vicious!

  10. I saw you guys on your way to the Fitness 4m run! I was going to stop and say hi but you guys were running and I thought you were probably doing a long run. Next time I’ll flag you guys down though 🙂 Glad you had an awesome run!

    OMG that 4m run felt long but it was great! It was my 1st official 4m race! yay!

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