Exciting News: I’m Running the 2015 Boston Marathon with Team Stonyfield

Heyyyyyy! I just wanted to share a quick recap of this morning before I tell you some really exciting news.

My day started with scrambled eggs and home fries (olive oil + Montreal Steak Seasoning) with ketchup.

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Side note about the home fries: Mal went grocery shopping this past weekend and there was a little confusion with the list that I made for him, so we are now the proud owners of 10 pounds of russet potatoes, which means we’ll be eating a whole lot of them in the next couple of weeks. Haha! If you have a favorite potato recipe, please send it my way!

After breakfast, I took Murphy for his morning walk. Mal usually walks Murphy in the morning, but he had an errand to run before school, so I was on pug duty. Walking Murph with the stroller is definitely a challenge at times, but he’s getting better at it. Hey, at this point, I’m just glad he still has all four pug legs! Kidding! He’s only gotten slightly run over a couple of times now and he didn’t care at all. He’s just such a daredevil with the stroller, I worry about him!

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The three of us walked for about 45 minutes before I dropped Murphy off at home and then took Quinn in the jogging stroller for a run.

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We ran 3 miles together while I listened to podcasts and enjoyed the beautiful fall weather. It was such a nice way to start the day!

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After my run, I refueled with a second iced coffee and a toasted English muffin with peanut butter and banana slices on top. It was the perfect post-run snack/second breakfast.

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Speaking of running, I have the most exciting news EVER to share with you guys!!

Stonyfield is the official yogurt sponsor of the Boston Marathon and they asked me, along with seven other awesome mom runners, to participate in the 2015 Boston Marathon as members of Team Stonyfield! Holy cow! Isn’t that incredible!?

Obviously, I am beyond psyched about this opportunity. Marathon Monday is my most favorite day of the year and running the Boston Marathon has always been a huge dream of mine. I still can’t believe it! Ahhhh!

This opportunity is one of the most exciting things to ever happened to me, so along the way leading up to the marathon, I will be sharing my experiences on CNC””everything from long runs to recovery meals to balancing parenting with training””I’ll do my best to document it all.

I’m really looking forward to getting back into long distance running again. I haven’t run a marathon since 2011 and my last half marathon was a year ago when I was 8 weeks pregnant, so I definitely have some work to do to get ready for 26.2 miles, but I seriously can’t wait to get started.

And, of course, I am so happy to be working with Stonyfield again, especially after how much yogurt I ate during my pregnancy! Haha! They’re a fabulous group of people and a wonderful brand, and I am so, so, so grateful that they asked me to be part of Team Stonyfield. I hope you guys are ready to join me on this journey. It’s going to be a fun (and challenging) one, no doubt!

126 Comments

  1. What a great experience!! I started training for my first marathon when my daughter was 8 months old. While working full-time, it was no easy task. I had lots of support from my husband & the grandmas. Good luck!! I’m sure you’ll do great 🙂

  2. Haha! I love that Mal bought ten pounds of potatoes without hesitation. I don’t know if this would work schedule-wise, but you should have a potato bar night and invite a bunch of friends! I am sure that would put a dent in those potatoes and be a fun excuse to spend time with friends. Just a thought! By the way, congratulations on the opportunity to run Boston!

  3. Congrats on your exciting news, Tina! I will be running the Boston Marathon in April too!! It’s always been a dream of mine as well and I am beyond thrilled to run in April. Good luck with your training!

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