Good Deal

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

Hey there!

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.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

I slept so well last night. I guess that’s what running 18 miles and drinking half of a bottle of champagne does to you!

I woke up around 8:00 with oatmeal on my mind. I made pumpkin oats with canned pumpkin, raisins, walnuts, chia seeds, and a big scoop of Teddie peanut butter. It was just what I wanted. I slowly savored my breakfast while catching up with my favorite blogs this morning.


I also drank a glass of eggnog-flavored coffee with breakfast.


After breakfast, I got down to business. I have a busy week ahead of me, so spent most of the morning tackling my To Do list, which included buying a new pair of sneakers.

When I first started marathon training, I got a new pair of sneakers (New Balance 759), which I immediately fell in love with. They’re lightweight, supportive, and have carried me through many weeks of training. The 759’s are one of the best sneakers I’ve ever owned. But, nearly four months later, they’re starting to get really worn out. I’m just about at the end of training, so I really don’t want to take a chance getting injured because of old sneakers. So, this morning, I scoured the internet for the best deal I could find on these babies.


Thanks to the powers of Twitter, Heather told me about a great website called Running Warehouse that has all sort of amazing deals, including the 759’s, which were $30 cheaper than I found elsewhere. AND I got free shipping as well as a free long sleeve running shirt with my order. Best website ever! 😀


I really love a good deal. I’m in the best mood now! :mrgreen:

Back to work I go!



  1. I live in AZ and am excited that you are making the trek to run your marathon here. It is so infectious and everyone I see is smiling at the finish line. They have beer at the end haha and there is a Dunkin Donuts really close to the finish line too! The only thing is that it’s usually 60 degrees or so, so make sure you’re used to hydrating and bring lots of throwaway layers!

  2. I love Running Warehouse- my husband got his most recent running shoes from them, and I think that’s where I’m ordering my Zensah calf sleeves from. You can usually find nice discount codes for the site too.

    I love using a splash of eggnog in my coffee! You have just reminded me of that. I guess it’s about that time (even though we don’t have snow yet here in NJ). I also just saw in the Trader Joes mailer that they have LIGHT egg nog. I’m going to have to pick some up to try. I will feel better about pouring light egg nog in my coffee than the full fat stuff.

  3. This looks like a great website. I live overseas and have a really hard time finding the things I need at a price I’m willing to order online. I hate ordering stuff I’m not sure about online then getting it, not liking it and shipping it back. Unless of course, it’s cheap enough to be worth it.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi Tina,
    I am a fairly new reader (learned of you through Kath’s blog) and just wanted to congratulate you on your run! That is amazing, and a marathon will be no biggie after 18 miles. ( BTW I totally laughed that you got lost, since I am sure I would have as well. ;)) I am from LA, but went to college in Amherst and Boston, and now live in DC, so I really enjoy hearing about Boston!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Did you have a promotional code for a better price on the shoes? They are the same price on running warehouse as they are on zappos.

  6. Hey Tina,
    Did you have a special code to get the free shirt with the shoes you ordered? Thanks for sharing that site! Can’t believe I spent $30 more than I had to on my latest pair of sneakers… I will definitely be using next time! 🙂

  7. Woo hoo for online savings!! Thanks for the heads up about Running Wearhouse. I’ve never heard of them but I’m been busy looking through their site and I better stop soon because my Christmas list is too long and my school paper too short… 😉

  8. thanks for the plug Tina ha! I love love running warehouse, I get shoes from there b/c not only is it free shipping but free returns if you don’t like them. I also get my GU and other running gadgets from there. Glad I could help you out!

    PS-I am doing 18 miles Saturday for the first time ever, I am nervous!

  9. Tina,

    I just wanted to say hello and let you know how much I enjoy your blog! I check daily for Murphy updates. I heard great things about the Running Warehouse as well so I must check it out soon.


  10. Yes! is totally the best website ever–it’s always the first place I go when I’m looking for anything running related. Free two-day shipping is the standard, their prices are always great, I love everything about them. I’m so glad you got a chance to shop there 🙂

  11. I have had so much fun following your journey to the marathon! I can’t believe you are so far in your training. Keep it up 🙂

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