Life Lessons from the Boston Marathon Race Director

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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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Here’s a little preview from our family photo shoot the other day. I can’t wait to see all of the pictures once they’re done!


And here are the rest of my eats from yesterday””lots of delicious ones!


Yesterday’s lunch was a couple of leftovers from the fridge: Whole Foods Sonoma chicken salad + loaded mashed potatoes. Yum!


I finished off lunch with the last bit of my Mom’s Apple Crisp. I can’t have this stuff in the house without wanting to eat every last bite!



Mid-afternoon, I did a little baking. Hello, chocolate chip cookies! Recipe coming soon!



Dinner was so cheesy! We had Parmesan Crusted Chicken and scalloped red potatoes made with Gruyere cheese.

For the Parmesan Crusted Chicken, I reduced the mayo by half and added garlic powder and black pepper, and it turned out so well. I will definitely make this recipe again. The scalloped potatoes were incredible, and I also want to make them again ASAP!


Health News & Views

Recently, I attended the Runner’s World Festival & Half Marathon where I had the opportunity to hear keynote speaker, Dave McGillivray, director of the Boston Marathon and running philanthropist, talk about some of his accomplishments.

His presentation, titled  “Defining Moments,” could have easily been a chance for him to brag about his life achievements, but McGillivray is an incredibly humble person and used it as a teaching opportunity. Even still, I left his talk totally in awe of what he’s done with his life and feeling even more inspired to make some positive changes in my own. That said, here are a few pieces of wisdom and life lessons I took away from his presentation.

What I Learned About Races (and Life) From the Boston Marathon Director


Questions of the Day

Apple crisp or chocolate chip cookies?

Loaded mashed potatoes or cheesy scalloped potatoes?

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    1. No, sorry, they’re from Hingham Beer Works. I’d just throw a ton of butter and cheese, some bacon, and a few scallions into some mashed potatoes to recreate them! 😄

  1. Apple crisp is one of my fall favorites (I love your Mom’s recipe), but chocolate chips cookies will always by my number 1!

  2. The family photos look great and I love your sweater! Also, your mom’s apple crisp looks so yummy, I love anything with cooked apple, it really brings out the sweet flavor!

  3. Definitely apple crisp. I have made a gluten free baked apple the past two nights for dessert. Super easy and super delish.

  4. Loved your piece on! Thanks for the reminder to be proud of your achievements, but to keep looking forward. I always enjoy your posts!

  5. Oh that’s a tough choice but I think I would have to go with Chocolate Chip cookies and the mashed potatoes! By the way, I love that sweater you wore for your family pictures! Very cute!

  6. Apple crisp all the way…although I can house some chocolate chip cookies. I’ve been trying different crisp recipes too. This last weekend was ginger snap apple crisp and it was almost perfect. It could have used a few more ginger snap. Random fact: Apple crisp is also know as apple crumble but that’s mostly the name used in Canada. At least that’s what I learned recently… 🙂

    I can’t get too excited about potatoes after thinking about apple crisp or chocolate chip cookies. Meh…potatoes.

  7. I like both, but the apple crisp would need to be served with vanilla ice cream.

    Shoot, I’d choose both styles of potatoes too! haha

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