Friday Randomness

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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Happy Friday! Here’s some randomness to start your day!

Today is National Donut Day! Yay! Celebrate with a free donut from Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme!


Obviously, I needed to join in the celebration.

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I balanced out my chocolate-frosted sprinkle donut with some nutritious green juice this morning.

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I’m participating in my first CrossFit competition later this month. I always wanted to participate in one, but an individual competition made me nervous, so I was psyched when a friend asked Mal and me to join him in a team competition. We are participating in the Rx division (the workouts were posted yesterday), which will be tough for me (i.e. heavy), but I am pumped for it. Our team name is “Carrots & Lots of Cake.” Haha! It wasn’t my idea, but I like it!


I drank sangria last night, and it was awesome. I also ate guacamole + chips and chorizo with melty cheese on top. I love impromptu drinks and apps with friends.


I love the thick bands from BIC Bands. They’re great for sweaty workouts and keep my crazy hair out of my face. They also really stay put””they have felt on the inside that sticks to your hair. I thought you guys might want to see what the thick BIC Bands are all about, so you can get 15% off your order with code CNCthick.


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The expression “cool as a cucumber” comes from a literal characteristic of cucumbers. The inside of a cucumber is 20 degrees cooler than the outside. Interesting, right? Here are some other hidden meanings of popular food phrases. They’re fun!


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Murphy “lawn surfed” at the park yesterday. It was his first of the season.

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Baby Matthew’s due date is just 19 days away, but I think he’s going to come early. My sister told me “he’s like an alien trapped in my belly.” Haha!

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I’m thinking about registering for the End of Summer Classic 5-miler. I told myself I wasn’t going to impulsively register for any races, so I’m holding off for a few more weeks, but I’m really excited about this one. Looks fun!

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Question of the Day

What’s some of your Friday randomness?



  1. I had no clue it was national donut day! I am going to have to let my husband know, he will be ecstatic! 🙂

    I don’t have anything too random to share this morning except for the fact it was in the 50’s during my drive to work this morning…I thought it was June! Where is that summer weather?!

  2. That’s exciting that you’re going to be in a CrossFit competition!!!! Good for you! I can’t wait to hear about it. One of my coaches told me the other day that he wants me to be in a competition someday, and I felt so proud all day. Haha. I’m so lame, but it made me feel good. I had the BEST bbq beef brisket nachos last night — probably not the best before 5AM CrossFit, but they were amazing!

  3. I remembered it was national donut day after I got to work and then my friend told me she stopped at dunkin and got a drink but when they offered her a donut she said NO, WHAT!? Hav you seen the headbands from razzyroo, they are so cute 🙂

  4. That donut looks so good. I picked up my regular coffee, a turkey sausage english muffin sandwich, { cos’ I felt fmaished} and of course, got my free blueberry frosted cake donut ( and 6 other donuts for my co-workers)! 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Perfect timing for that BIC Bands coupon code!! I’ve been wanting to try the thick bands ever since you told me about them, but I haven’t gotten around to buying them. Now that I’m running more often it is definitely a necessity. Thanks!

  6. I ran the End of Summer Classic last year with my run club, it was a ton of fun! We’ll be there again this year 🙂

  7. Love Friday randomness like this! I need to stop by Dunks for my free donut, or maybe Krispy kreme instead those donuts are soooo good. Murphy lounging in the grass, love it! Summer is here (even though it doesn’t look like it today)

  8. I drive by a DD on my way to work, but since I was running short on time I didn’t stop. I immediately regretted that decision when I saw your donut :(.

    My hubby actually has a Friday night off and we are going on a dinner date! The rest of the night will be spend snuggling on the couch with my baby girl and my pup!

  9. National Donut Day…awesome! I love donuts, but rarely have them. My favorite is the kind you have picture above! I always have to have sprinkles! Mmmm…Sangria!

    My Friday randomness…I was supposed to run in a Special Olympics benefit today, but it got cancelled because of the impending tropical storm. Such a bummer! It totally figures given the fact that the rest of the week was gorgeous and the one day we’re supposed to do something outdoors, it’s raining cats and dogs. 🙁

  10. I also “celebrated” with DD and Free Donut Day! I purchased a butter crunch and ate half of it. It wasn’t as scrumptious as usual, for I threw the rest away when I got to work.
    Other randomness…. I am running a Flag Day 5k tomorrow in Falmouth. The race is fun and scenic, but will not be as scenic in the rain.

  11. I’m going to have to try bic band. I love wearing bands in my hair, but always get frustrated when they slide off to the back of my head.

  12. My sister’s baby shower is tomorrow!! (we also joke that she’s an alien in there)

    I totally chickened out on meeting you and the gals at the honest tea party, my bf almost dragged me back inside when I told him you guys were right there! – social fail!

  13. Random: This weekend I’m going to a class at the gym, then going to a BBQ festival where I will eat like crazy and then on Sunday I will be participating in a yoga festival. How is that for random healthy versus unhealthy weekend habits?

  14. haha this post is so random but fun! I’m so jealous of all the east coasters and their delicious free DD today. I moved to LA about a year ago and we don’t have one :(. I also vote yes sign up for the race! Looks fun.

  15. My friday randomness is that it is 3 months from today until the Keystone Trail Association’s Superhike! (29.6 miles to be completed in 12 hours) Yippie!!!!! I can’t wait!

  16. It looked like the CrossFit competition will be held in Darmouth Ma, which is right where I live! If it is, you HAVE to go get lunch at Mirasol’s cafe!! It is the best cafe around, and as an avid iced coffee lover, I think you’d love their signature drink the Chippi! It’s famous in southern New England. Here’s the website if you’re interested!!

  17. You should totally run the end of summer classic! I have run it a few times and always love it! A little buggy, but a great race overall!

  18. We went to a pop up Champagne bar in a castle right next to the sea where I live. We walked there straight from work and it was such a great way to start the weekend. I think it’s our new summer ritual! We even managed to stick at just one… Mainly because it was about $10 a glass!

  19. Tina please don’t ever put another coupon code on your site. I can’t resist lol. Couldn’t stop myself from buying two bic bands, a sparkly and polka dot!!

  20. I had no idea it was National Donut Day but still managed to buy 10 dinky donuts from a van on London’s South Bank. If I had known, maybe I’d have treated myself to a couple more!

  21. The End of Summer Classic is actually a really nice race. I love it. Low key, very pretty, and I love that it is in the evening at Bare Cove Park. I’m running it again this summer and always look forward to it.

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