Marathon Recap and Garlicky Pinto Beans

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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Reese, the beagle, knows exactly how I feel after today’s marathon excitement: exhausted and ready to snooze on the couch! But, first, I want to share some photos from the big race, so here’s a bunch from the day. 

Downtown Boston, near Mass Ave, was packed with spectators! 

As soon as the first runners came through, the crowds erupted into non-stop cheering! 

We saw the women’s elite runners around mile 25. I was routing so hard for Kara Goucher (in the pink top). I wish she had won! 

The men’s winner, Ethiopia’s Deriba Merga, followed behind the women just a few minutes later. He was hauling ass up that hill! 

The pack of runners followed a little while later. 

Runners turning onto Boylston Street… almost done! 

The finish line is right around the corner! 

Dinner 

Tonight’s dinner was a quickie recipe from Real Simple. I swear you can’t go wrong with a fast and easy recipe from Real Simple, especially when you’re not at all in the mood to cook! For dinner, I had Garlicky Pinto Beans with a big salad packed full of veggies. 

I’m feeling lazy tonight, so I didn’t snap a picture of my dinner– instead I borrowed one from the Real Simple website. 😳

I’m off to get organized for the work week– at least it’s only 4 days! G’night, guys! 

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33 Comments

  1. Great pics!! I happened upon the Chicago marathon one year, and the energy was electric! The beans look amazing too 🙂
    Would you be willing to do a short dinner post for a new feature on my blog, Guests for Dinner? Let me know! Thanks!

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  3. Hey that looks like so much fun! I love cheering people on during marathons 🙂

    Check out my blog as I run with Team in Training and raise money for blood cancers!
    www. HelpMeghanRun .com

  4. I was also cheering for Kara via the net! Too bad she didn’t win.. she looked really disappointed in the end.

    By the way, do you have a recap somewhere about how you felt after your 30 day yoga challenge?? Notice any changes in your bod? Sorry if I’ve missed it somewhere!

  5. awesome pictures. I was screaming for Kara and I am SCREAMING for her to pick it up but it just wasn’t mean to be. That picture if great, was that right after she threw off her gloves

  6. I watched the elite runners come through Kenmore! Merga – astoundingly – did not look like he had just run 25 miles. Unbelievable.

  7. I love the pics of the elites! That’s the one downfall to running the marathon – you miss all the excitement and have no idea who wins until much later. It was a great day to run and I’m so glad the rain held off!! Congrats to the other runners!

  8. Love the marathon pics – Kara Goucher is from my home state (MN) 🙂 We are all very proud here! I also loved the picture of Reese. I have a beagle named Sally and I absolutely love beagles!!

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