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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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I’m here! I arrived in DC, safe and sound, and now I’m relaxing with Katie before the big race tomorrow morning. Our plan is to hit the hay by 9:00 tonight to get a good night’s sleep, so this post is going to be short and sweet. I need my race sleep!

I ended up catching an early train into the city, so I had about 1.5 hours to kill at the airport.

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To pass the time, I grabbed a cinnamon-flavored iced coffee from Starbucks, snacked on a banana, and enjoyed some good reading material.

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When I arrived in DC, I got a little lost on the Metro system. Usually, I’m a whiz with public transportation, but my brain wasn’t all there today.

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Eventually, I made it to the expo to pick up my race number.

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I haven’t been to many race expos, but this one seemed pretty small.

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Even still, I was happy to see Back on My Feet there!

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I also bumped into a bunch of blogger buddies!

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I never really ate a ”˜real’ lunch this afternoon. I ate a few samples at the expo and later dug into my goodie bag for snacks.

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After the expo, I met Katie, who had to work today. At her house, I snacked on an apple and a ton of water. I was so dehydrated after traveling today.

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For dinner, we whipped bowtie pasta with marinara sauce, homemade garlic bread, and salad. It was the perfect pre-race meal.

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I miss my little pug, but look who is sleeping with me tonight!

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I can’t believe that I am running a half marathon tomorrow! I feel so unprepared! Wish me luck!

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77 Comments

  1. You’ll do great tomorrow Tina! I hope you get some good rest tonight.

    I’ve been to DC twice and I got lost on their trains too — kind of funny that I had an easier time taking trains around Berlin!

  2. I ate the pineapple bites from the swag bag in my car on my way home from the Metro station. I was starving and they were really tasty.
    I think the race expo was kind of small. That’s okay…less temptation to buy things I probably don’t need.

    I hope you have a great race tomorrow. It’s going to be a chilly one!

  3. Best of luck tomorrow! You will do great! I am so excited that you are in my hometown DC, but so bummed because I am flying out of town tomorrow morning for my BFF’s bridal shower. So sad to be missing the #bloggersinvadeDC weekend 🙂

    Have the best time!

  4. Good luck tomorrow you will have to share your experience with our residents on Wednesday. Happy to see BOMF at the expo!

  5. I got some of those Dole fruit bites at my Rock N Roll Philly half expo & post-half marathon. They’re not bad. What is your experience with BoMF? I’m looking into running part of their race weekend in Philly this July — There’s an 8.4 mile “Midnight Madness” run which I really want to do!

    Good luck tomorrow! – it will be cool, but at least there won’t be any snow! I’ll take temps in the 40s over it being too warm any day. I’ve got a half next weekend, I’m glad it won’t be too warm yet.

  6. I love the stuffed pug, I understand since I have been away from mine for a week now! I can’t wait to see him (oh and my husband) tomorrow.

    Good luck at your race, I am running a half on Sunday =)

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