It’s October, Right?

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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I wore a t-shirt and shorts on my 5-mile run this morning. It’s October, right?


I mean, it looks like it’s October. The fall foliage is at its peak.


And the turkeys are getting nervous about Thanksgiving next month.


On my run, I bumped into a gang of turkeys. I was definitely more surprised to see them than they were to see me! 😯


When I left the house for my run this morning, it was 70 degrees outside… in October, which is crazy. Ok, well, it’s awesome– I could live without winter forever– but it’s still crazy.


I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful weather, so I swapped my track workout with my 5 mile run from the TNT training schedule (just like I did last week) and ran along Wollaston Beach. I enjoyed the ocean breeze and amazing, summer-like weather.

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I ran 5 miles in 45:23 (pace 9:04):

  • Mile 1: 8:56
  • Mile 2: 9:02
  • Mile 3: 9:09
  • Mile 4: 9:04
  • Mile 5: 9:07



When I returned home from my run, it was just about time for lunch. Murphy kept me company while I chopped carrots and onions for a batch of Mollie Katzen’s Coconut-Ginger Carrots.


This is an awesome recipe! It’s a must-try! 😀

FYI: The recipe says to peel the carrots before chopping them, but I didn’t bother. It saved me quite a bit of time and didn’t seem to affect the recipe at all.


Along with my Coconut-Ginger Carrots, I had sandwich made with BBQ Pulled Shreds on a Sandwich Thin.


This meal was really filling, but I still had room for my favorite peanut butter + chocolate chip treat! 😉

Super busy afternoon ahead!

See ya! 😎



  1. It is not warm here in Idaho! This weekend a cold front blew in and it has been storming since Saturday. Last night IT SNOWED HERE briefly. Today the mountains surrounding the valley are covered in white blankets. I must say that it is a pretty backdrop with all the different bright colored trees. 🙂

    One morning I was walking and heard a loud noise.. “is that a gobble?” Sure enough! A huge white turkey was in someone’s front yard! Very strange.

  2. the weather is awesome in NY too! I wore flip flops today!! I cannot believe it’s almost November and the weather is this nice…probably should enjoy it though, I’m sure it’s not staying around!

  3. Please feel free to come down south and take some of our remaining summer heat away! It’s a win-win, really. You get a warmer fall, we get a cooler fall… 😀

  4. Oh my gosh – so weird about the turkeys! The pictures are gorgeous – I think it helps the walk or run when you have beautiful scenery!
    This weather is driving me insane. We had to turn our AC back on, as it was 80 degrees upstairs, and it is raining so I can’t open the windows. Fall, please come back!!!!

  5. Hey Tina, I’m training for a half and am reading a book called Born To Run- it mentioned barefoot running, which kind of intrigued me. I also saw an article about barefoot running. Have you heard anything about it? how do you feel about it?

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