Must Stop Registering for Races

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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Apparently, this snow is making me crazy (ok, maybe impulsive is a better word for it) because I just registered for the Rugged Maniac 5K in North Carolina. Get me out of this snow hell hole!


Who am I?!? I need to stop registering for races! I already have four on my calendar in just as many months. Races and travel are expensive! Monica even warned me about this urge to register for every race imaginable after my marathon. Crap. Must stop immediately.


Lunch looked really bland with its shades of brown, but I swear it tasted delicious!

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I made this recipe for Parmesan Roasted Potatoes from Real Simple this afternoon. I really love potatoes. I wish they didn’t get such a bad rap. You don’t have to eat them deep fried and covered in salt!

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I also ate a leftover Salmon-Quinoa Burger, which I am now officially sick of eating. Good thing it was the last one!

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After lunch, I got my bake on. It’s Cookie Friday after all!

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Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

Makes approximately 20 cookies


  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
  • 2.25 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp  butterscotch extract
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat oven to 350*F. Coat a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Use a tablespoon to portion out dough onto baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until edges of cookies start to brown.
  • Allow to cool before serving.

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The cookies turned out great””firm on the outside, soft on the inside, and butterscotch sweet!

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  1. So envious of the butterscotch extract! And the maple and coffee extracts I’ve also seen in the blogworld. Why won’t these things come to Australia?!

  2. You sure are on a roll with all of these races! So inspiring!!

    Butterscotch oatmeal cookies are like heaven. A few months ago I made Pumpkin butterscotch oatmeal cookies and mmmmmmmmmm the added pumpkin made them even better than heaven!

  3. Those cookies look gooood Tina! I used to be in X-country in high school and then got busy and stopped running for the most part. I am actually in pretty good cardio shape and all, I think! But I want to get back into it as well as some bicycling when someday I get one. Hmmm not come to think of it, I should look into a marathon! ^_~*

  4. Seriously?! What are the odds. I JUST finished baking butterscotch oatmeal cookies (mine were w/ chips tho, still can’t find the extract…!)

    And then I clicked over here and saw your recipe. D’oh!

  5. UM I am UNEMPLOYED and just signed up for 2 more races making the grand total up to 5 before May 1! I have a 10k next weekend, a 10 mile trail run in February, a marathon in March, a 44 mile 2 man relay and another marathon in April. Eep I have a bunch more races I want to sign up for, but something about budgeting is stopping me even though I far exceeded my budget!

  6. Girl I need to get on the registering for races train!

    I’m following you on OpenSky now 🙂 i need to learn more about opensky!

    And my favorite workout brand is Nike! I’m so loyal too. I have a hard time wearing anything else.

  7. Yayy! I registered for the Rugged Maniac in Southwick, MA! Kind of intimidated by the barrier walls…guess I have to work on those pushups! 🙂

  8. My husband Blair, who is a graphic designer, has helped with the Rugged Maniac website. Also, the owners/creators of Rugged Maniac work down the hall from us. 🙂
    They’re very cool people, indeed, and the race is quite an intense adventure, from what I’ve heard!!

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