Race Ready?

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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Hi, guys! Just a quick blog post because I need to get to sleep soon since I have an early start tomorrow morning. (My alarm is set for 5:31 AM.) Oooooh, man, I hope I’m ready for this race!


Before leaving for the airport, I ate breakfast at home, which was a Sweet Breakfast Scramble with a big scoop of peanut butter. Best breakfast ever.

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On the drive to the airport, Mal and I stopped by Marylou’s for a couple of iced coffees. I went with a decaf Hawaiian Chocolate Nut with milk. Holy yum X 10! I didn’t want to waste a single sip of it, so I ended up chugging it before going through security at the airport.

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My flight landed in DC around lunchtime, so Katie picked me up from the airport and then we headed to brunch at Pacifico Cantina.

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As soon as I walked into the restaurant, the special of the day caught my eye.

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I wouldn’t typically think to pair shrimp and mushrooms together in an omelet, but it was a surprisingly delicious flavor combination.

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After lunch, Katie and I walked over to the race expo at the Armory.

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It was later in the afternoon by the time we got there, so the crowds weren’t bad and we picked up our bibs and shirts (long sleeve – woo!) in no time at all.

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Then, we wandered around for a little while and did some shopping.

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But I only bought a vanilla bean GU for tomorrow.

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After our time at the expo, Katie and I walked back to her condo and relaxed for awhile before heading out again to rent a DVD and buy groceries to make dinner. (We rented The Lucky One, which was pretty terrible, but I thoroughly enjoyed watching Zac Efron in it. He’s just a tad attractive.)

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Katie and I cooked a fabulous dinner tonight: baked chicken with sautéed Brussels sprouts and roasted potatoes with fresh Rosemary.

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My plate:

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And I went back for a second serving of potatoes””yay, carb-loading!

Now I’m heading straight to bed. Ten miles in the morning! AHHHH! Wish me luck!



  1. Try Founding Farmers for brunch/breakfast in DC! They do breakfast and brunch during the week too – the crowds can be big on the weekend without a reservation. Have fun racing!

  2. ‘Pain now… Wine Later’ I NEED THAT SHIRT!!! hahaha So awesome! Did you get it???

    Good luck today!!! You will totally rock it!!! 😀

  3. Good Luck on the 10-miler!! Looking forward to flying out from the West Coast in the near future to experience it. I hear it’s a fun race – can’t wait to see pictures!!

  4. WOO HOO! You will do awesome! I did a 10-mile race and somehow ran a faster pace than any other race (5K, 10K, half). There’s something about a 10-miler that made it go by so easily 🙂

  5. Good luck with your race!

    Love everything about this post–I love the excitement of pre-race prep and festivities. And that “pain now…wine later” shirt is great. So me! And your dinner looks balanced and delicious!

  6. I hope your race went well! I was up at 3am this morning for my marathon so I feel the pain of early rising!

  7. Hope you had a great race! I made your breakfast scramble this morning because I had some leftover pumpkin. It was really good! Sort of like a protein pancake but easier!

  8. Do those energy packets of goo actually work? I’ve never tried one but I assume they have to be pretty packed with enough energy to get you through a race. Hope you had a great time and felt good throughout the 10 miles! (p.s. Zac Efron=adorable)

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