National Running Day

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Hi, 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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Happy National Running Day! Did you get your run on today?

I participated in National Running Day with a 4-mile run on the treadmill at the gym. I was in a cranky mood all morning, so a sweaty run was just what I needed to snap out of a funk.

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Some really good music on my iPod also helped improve my mood! I rocked out to Adele, Chemical Romance, and Citizen Cope (among other favorites) while running along.

After my run, I felt a zillion times better! It’s amazing that a “runner’s high” can cure just about any bad mood.

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After my workout, I took the quickest shower ever (yay, sopping wet hair!) and whipped up a banana smoothie to take with me to NuVal. In the mix: frozen banana, almond milk, vanilla protein powder, vanilla extract, and chia seeds.

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I spent the next few hours at NuVal working away and catching up with coworkers.

On the way home from NuVal, I needed a little pick-me-up, so I stopped by Marylou’s for an Almond Joy iced coffee. (I swear, they add crack to their iced coffee.)

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In honor of National Running Day, I registered for another race: Rock ”˜N’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon!!!


I know that I complained about pricey race registration costs the other day, but this time, I’m paying for a pretty awesome experience too. The Rock ”˜N’ Roll Las Vegas is run at night (and you know how much I love night running!) and the race route goes right down the Vegas strip!! How cool is that?!?

I decided to bite the bullet and register today because the Rock ”˜N’ Roll Las Vegas folks are hosting a “Special Registration Week,” which means for only $130, you can register for the half marathon. (The marathon is $140.) I still can’t believe I paid that much money, but I saved $10 off the registration price with the code 10RNRLV. Every little bit helps!

Oh, yea. I almost forgot. Another reason that I registered for the Rock ”˜N’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon is because I’ll just happen to be in Vegas for the Urban Running: Blogger Summit!!!


Say what?!? Running and blogging at the same conference?! Ooooh, yes!

My friend Skinny Runner is hosting it, and there’s already a whole slew of great speakers confirmed, including yours truly as the keynote speaker! Yikes! It might kill me, but I’m trying to come from A Place of Yes in my life.

If you’re interested in attending the Urban Running: Blogger Summit, send an email to to get updates about the venue, speakers, and room accommodations.

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