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

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.


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.

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!



  1. So cool! Congrats. I am bummed that we didn’t get to participate in going down to Boston during Marathon Monday! We now live too far away.

  2. This is such exciting news, Tina! I’m a big CNC fan, and I will be running Boston 2015 as well! I hope to get to meet you while I’m there!!

  3. Wow, congratulations! I am SO JEALOUS! Boston is a dream of mine too and I will never be fast enough for it. Enjoy the run and I look forward to your training notes! Let me know if you need a friend to go with you! tee hee 🙂

  4. Congrats! I’m not a runner (I love CrossFit and other fitness activities better) but I since I moved to NYC a few years ago, I always cheer on the marathon runners because I am in such awe. Good luck training!

  5. That’s so exciting! I just finished the Chicago Marathon this weekend and have marathon on a brain. You are gonna have a blast!!!

  6. Wow! Congrats! My boss has been trying to qualify for the past year and a half. He’d be super jealous to hear people got in without having to qualify. Are they having you do anything for charity?

  7. Congrats! Can’t wait to read about it. I’m running my first Marathon in Dublin on 10/27 and I’ve referenced your past marathon training to help me along the way..thanks and good luck!

  8. THAT IS SO EXCITING! Running the Boston Marathon is numbero uno on my bucket list, and marathon monday is my favorite day of the year too. My work is a sponsor and gets 20 bibs, and I find out the first week of November if I was selected. Fingers crossed! Congrats!

  9. This is super exciting, congrats! I would love to run another marathon (I did the Philly marathon in 2011) but gosh, I just remember being SO sore afterward!! It was rough!! There’s so much hype around the Boston marathon, though – that’s an opportunity of a lifetime! You’re gonna rock it!

  10. I’m soooooo excited for you! I am running a marathon in May, so I am stoked to see how your training goes, because I will be able to relate:)

  11. First off, I love your blog! i enjoy reading it everyday.

    Congrats on Boston- SO exciting!!! I have run one marathon, and it was such an amazing experience. I am currently going through a little running slump right now, and have lost motivation, since I am getting more into crossfit. But your post made me excited, and realize that taking time off doesnt mean I will never run another one!

    Looking forward to your posts;)

  12. That’s really cool! I’ll be really interested in following your training journey as I have a toddler and a second due in January, and really looking to get back into running races soon. I would love to do another marathon just not sure how the timing would work on long runs….especially when the training gets super intense at the end.

  13. That is the coolest news ever. What a dream come true it certainly is my dream! Cant wait to cheer for you on marathon monday !!!!

  14. OMG I am so excited for you an extremely JEALOUS! I would love that opportunity. I am a mom runner – ran my first marathon in January and it was awesome! Run a ton of halfs and will be doing my first Triathlon on the 26th! I need to get involved with Stonyfield with you guys, how awesome!

  15. So neat. Do they give you the opportunity to fundraise since you didn’t qualify? You have such a great platform to raise money with your blog, it could be a great way to raise awareness about a cause that you are passionate about and help others in need while you train and race! What a cool opportunity to help others with your free entry to Boston, you know!?!? Go for it!!!!

  16. Im really excited for you and i’m excited for marathon training posts!! My husband ran the Maine Marathon Relay two years in a row which has inspired me to sign up for the Maine Half Marathon next year. I could definitely use all the pointers I can get. I’ve ran some in the past but, consider myself a newbie. Really looking forward to reading future posts!!!

  17. Amazing, I would like to come to the States one year to do a marathon, but for me this year will be the Manchester Marathon in the UK. Good luck with your training.

  18. Congrats Tina! I’ll be cheering for you, and all of the awesome inspirational women on Team Stonyfield! Love that the local yogurt company ( *cough* *#NHForLIFE*) is teaming up with some locals to run the BEST marathon in the country 🙂

  19. Congrats on snagging a spot on the Stonyfield team! I have guaranteed entry for the 2015 NYC Marathon, since I was supposed to run in 2012 with Team in Training and it was cancelled at the last minute. (It’s crazy to think back to Hurricane Sandy and all the chaos that was going on in and around the city.) I’m not sure if I’ll end up pregnant or will have a baby too close to the NYC marathon to train. Sure, my heart is set on (finally) running a marathon in the city I call home, but let’s face it- babies are better than marathons. 😉

  20. Congratulations! I’m in the UK, and running my first marathon in April, so will be following your progress and hopefully will get some great tips from you! 🙂

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