Snow Run

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜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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Brrrrrr! Our final TNT training run was cold and snowy. But, hey, at least it was memorable, right? Plus, it just makes me even more excited for the warm weather in Phoenix! 😎

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When I woke up this morning, I wanted to crawl right back into bed. I was not a happy camper when I realized that it was snowing.

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After taking the pug for his morning walk in the snow, I made my usual pre-run breakfast: peanut butter and banana on an English muffin with a small glass of iced coffee. It never lets me down!

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A little while later, Mal and I drove to South Boston in the icky weather, which really made me not want to run.Β 

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By the time we arrived at the store, it was full on snowing.

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And just the thought of running outside made me cold! πŸ˜•

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But, I put on my big girl panties and ran nearly 8 miles with my hubby. We kept a slow and steady pace because neither of us wanted to wipeout in the snow!

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I still can’t believe it was our last training run. It’s crazy to think how far we’ve come since August!

After our run,Β Mal and IΒ made a pit-stop at P.S. Gourmet for iced coffee.

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It was snowing pretty hard by then, but it’s our post-run tradition! πŸ˜‰

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After getting our iced coffees (I went with Almond Joy), we tried to reenact the photo from our first training run, which was onlyΒ 3 miles.

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It was a lot more difficult today!

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Check out the color of my legs! I’m a ghost now!

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It’s been quite the journey! I cannot wait to run this thing!

Off to do a bunch of errands!



  1. Congrats on the run! You’re a rockstar for running in the snow.

    I do have to say that the phrase “big girl panties” totally disgusts me though- ick!

  2. Where do you buy the different flavored spreads you use on muffins, toast (i.e. almond butter & cashew butter). They sounds delish. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them at my regular grocery store and I’m wondering if you buy them at a health food stores? I live in So. California so our food stores might be different. Just curious though. Thanks and great blog!! I’m so hooked. I wake up in the morning and instead of checking my email I check to see what you had for breakfast!! Okay, there is something totally wrong with that! LOL.

  3. I love P.S. Gourmet! Their brown sugar iced coffee is definitely my favorite :o) Good job on the run this AM, I chickened out and went ot hot yoga instead.

  4. I don’t comment that often Tina, but I love your blog. Your marathon preparation has motivated me to take running seriously. I hope you finish strong at the Marathon, rooting for you!

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  6. Holy. Moly. You ran in that?! I’m so impressed, yet at the same time think you and Mal are a little bit loopy. πŸ˜€ Mostly impressed, though.

  7. Congrads on your training. Are you going to try to do a blogger meet up when you come to PHX? us Phoenicians hope so! Be great to finally meet both of you!

  8. Tina my darling, I mean this nicely.. but GET SOME TIGHTS WOMAN! πŸ™‚

    I know you hate winter, but you need to accept it…. capris won’t make the snow go away! πŸ™‚

  9. Nice run! You motivate me to stop being so whiny about running in the snow. I just cannot get down with it. From now on, I plan to do so a little more cheerfully. πŸ™‚

    Best of luck with your marathon — you’re going to do great!

  10. Congrats on completing your training! It has been fun to follow your progress through your blog. And nicely done on running in the snow, that is definitely not an easy thing to do!

  11. Wow, Tina! You are awesome! I can’t believe you did that run in the snow! I live in Florida and was just complaining to my husband this morning about our “cold” weather and how it is getting in the way of my morning runs! I guess I need to take some tips from you and suck it up and run! If you can run in the snow then I guess I can run in 40 degree temperatures. πŸ˜‰ Congrats on finishing your training! What an accomplishment!

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