I Just Had to Run

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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It’s 67 degrees outside! I love it!! With this type of weather, I just had to run!

I’m running a half marathon on Sunday, so I only ran 4 miles, but I pushed myself to stay at 9-minute miles, which was tough. Running is not easy. At times, I was dying out there, but it was still fun to run outside in the sunshine. It’s been awhile, ya know?

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Here was my first attempt to snap a photo of my Garmin:

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I guess Murphy was really excited to see me when I returned home from my run?

Then, the pug gave me tons and tons of kisses. I must have tasted deliciously salty after my run because the licking didn’t stop!

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Lunch was kind of random today, but it worked for me in the end. I had some leftover roasted brussels sprouts, almonds, fresh blueberries, and a container of peach Stonyfield yogurt. Random, yet tasty and satisfying.

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After lunch, I finished off the Oatmeal Almond Butter Cookies and enjoyed an Almond Cookie iced coffee from Marylou’s. Apparently, almond is the food of the day.

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Tonight, I have a double-date at a new restaurant in Boston. I feel like I haven’t been out to dinner in the city in ages, so I’m really looking forward to it!

Happy Friday! :mrgreen:



  1. Have fun on your double date!!!!!!!!

    And enjoy that beautiful weather! It sounds like even though your run was a little harder than you would have wished, the weather was perfect and put a little spring in your step. Love it when that happens 🙂

    Enjoy your weekend, Tina!

  2. Great run and it definitely looks like Murphy was so happy to see you!
    Also, you were part of the inspiration for my post today. I borrowed a picture from your site because I didn’t see anything in the FAQ’s saying that’s not allowed, so I hope that’s okay. It’s a photo of you and I linked it back to your page. Thanks!

  3. SO jealous of your nice weather! We had another couple inches of snow again yesterday in Anchorage, so spring is not coming anytime soon. But that feeling of “having” to run is amazing!!

    I always have random lunches–a little of this, a little of that.

  4. i live in boston and i’m dyingggg to know where you’re going as i’m always looking for new places to try:)

  5. I’m also racing a half Sunday and told myself I would take off today and do an easy 20 minute run tomorrow, but the weather is SO nice today it’s hard to resist getting out there…I’ll see how I’m feeling after work 🙂 Good luck on your race and enjoy dinner tonight!

  6. Ooh iced coffee! I can’t drink it year round like you do. The first iced coffee of the year is always a special occasion for me! 🙂

  7. I love your comment “Running is hard” because it IS hard! Today it almost killed me and instead of looking forward to my long-run tomorrow, I’m dreading it.(and some days I love it). Good luck on your half tomorrow! I’m totally jealous of your weather!

  8. I ran four today too! Running my first half marathon in NYC on Sunday! I have been reading ur blog for a while now and it had inspired me to start running, I raised money for LLS for my dad who has leukemia I bought a spibelt at the expo today I hope I do well I’m nervous! Thanks CNC!

  9. I love the Murphy-photobomb lol!

    My friend’s beagle Sasha would lick our legs after we ran. He loved the salt! It felt so weird!

  10. Good Luck @ your half this weekend! I am also running a half on Sunday, and did a short run of 3.1 miles today. I felt like I needed one last run before Sunday.

  11. this might be a random question, but i just got a new garmin for the first time, and i used it for the first time the other day, and when i was done i just turned it off, and then today when i turned it back on, my stats from my last run were still on there and i couldnt figure out how to clear it. how do i clear the screen to start over. i need like a crash course on how to use my garmin! thanks alot tina!

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