Oh, How I’ve Missed You

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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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Hi, friends! I got after it this morning with a 7-mile run. I know, right? It’s been awhile since I’ve run “long” distances, but this morning’s 7-miler definitely made me realize just how much I miss running.

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I started my day with a Sweet Breakfast Scramble with canned pumpkin, cinnamon, and peanut butter in the mix. I also drank a glass of Dandy Blend with almond milk with breakfast.

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After breakfast, I headed out to run. It was a cold, gray morning, so the first couple miles were pretty rough. I felt tired, stiff, and almost like my body forgot how to run””it even felt sort of unnatural. But, by the time I hit mile 3, I started to get into a groove and the next few miles flew by. I kept a nice steady pace, listened to my music (David Guetta station on Pandora), and let my mind wander. It felt just like old times and really made me miss long runs. Of course, I still love (love, love, love) CrossFit, but I think switching things up with running will be good for me””both mentally and physically. There’s just something about zoning out on a long run that totally relaxes me and makes me feel happy.

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Now that I’m feeling better health-wise, I want to get back into running again. Maybe even sign up for a half marathon or something crazy like that? Oh, running, how I’ve missed you so!

I used my Timex GPS Watch to track my distance this morning, but I barely looked at my pace during my run. I just ran and enjoyed myself. I finished 7 miles in 1:00:24, which was an average pace of 8:37.

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After my run, I stretched, foamed rolled, and got licked to death. GAHHH! SO MANY PUG KISSES!!

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Then, I quickly showered, got dressed, and packed a lunch to take with me to New York City this afternoon.

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Inside the bag: leftover spaghetti squash with veggie-meat sauce and sweet potato slices with peanut butter.

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Just as I was about to leave the house, I remembered I didn’t have any cash on me to buy a ticket for the commuter rail. My car is in the shop (getting fixed AGAIN), so I couldn’t swing by the ATM to grab money. Crap”¦ so I broke into Mal’s change jar.

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Thankfully, there were lots of quarters in it! Thanks, Mal!

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With $6.75 worth of quarters in my pocket, I said goodbye to Murphy.

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And then walked a mile to the commuter rail to catch the train to Boston.

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It was a beautiful morning for a walk!

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By the time I got to the commuter rail station, I was pretty hungry for lunch, so I broke into my bag of goodies.

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When I arrived at South Station, I had about 30 minutes to kill before the Bolt Bus left for New York City, so I stopped by Starbucks for an iced decaf pumpkin spice Americano. Mmm! So good! It’s my new favorite fall treat!

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Now, I’m on the bus and blogging this post. See you in the Big Apple!

Question of the Day

Have you ever “missed” a certain type of workout/sport/activity? How long did you go without doing it? Why did you decide to return (or not return) to it?

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