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. Great job on sucking it up and running in the snow! I always want to crawl back in the bed when the weather is crap, but I always have my husband with me telling me to suck it up! I run in all types of weather and it is always hard getting started, but once you do, you realize, “well, I’m already out here. I might as well finish!”.

  2. While training for the Disney half last year I ran many runs in the snow – or iced covered ground. I was not a fan.

    So exciting that you are done with your long runs – can’t wait to read about your race!

    Good luck with the errands today.

  3. Get yourself some full length tights, Tina!! πŸ™‚ Running in capris in the snow can take a massive toll on the skin on your legs over time. Plus those photos just make me cold!! Nice job on your final run!

  4. I would have been such a baby if I had to run in the snow. My last long run was 8 miles too and my mary is tomorrow! Good luck tapering! Enjoy it!

  5. Congrats on your run in the snow! You were brave running outside in those conditions! I don’t know if I’d be able to do it. Almond Joy coffee? Yum!

  6. Good Job, Tina and Mal! You guys have heart running in the snow like you did! I opted to run my 7 mile training run on the treadmill today…didn’t want a twisted ankle from the slushy snow that fell yesterday! Enjoy the marathon!

  7. I am such a wimp about running in the cold. The fact that you did it in the snow is so inspiring to me. Although, I would have gotten hot coffee!

  8. I’m impressed that you still run in capris…I had to break out the thermal tights for my run in the snow this morning. Just looking at your pictures makes me feel cold again πŸ™‚

  9. I agree with Lee…iced coffee after an 8-mile run in the snow? At least you put safety first in terms of the pace. I got a 10-miler out of the way this morning because they’re predicting rain and snow for the next couple of days down here.

  10. You are a total machine! I always look at the snow runners in my neighborhood with awe πŸ™‚ I hope one day to count myself among you all!

  11. whoooo hoooo! the snow would DEFINITELY be enough to make me stay in bed…I would *never* have become a runner up North! Good for you for getting out there and rocking it!

  12. I did a run this morning with my group in Annapolis, MD, and heard that there is a guy here who runs in a Speedo – year round! He was spotted out running this morning. It was snowing here also!

  13. So I rarely post anything on the web, but I noticed how much you LOVE that butterscotch extract, so I thought I’d tell you about what I use to add that dessert flavor to my breakfast foods, (esp. plain greek yogurt). I absoluely love Sugar-Free coffee syrups, like Torani or DaVinci. Their the same stuff they offer to add at Starbucks, only you can get them in so many more decadent flavors, such as Cookie Dough, English Toffee, etc. If you google them, you’ll find the full lin up. (P.S. the sugar free syrups are calorie-free)

  14. AH!! I can’t believe it’s next week!! I don’t think I’ve said this yet (and will say it again after the race I’m sure), but I am seriously SO, SO proud of you! You really have come so far with your training and done an amazing job. Marathon training is no joke and you have just kicked butt! I can’t wait to hear all about the race!!

    And I’m glad you got to come run with me (well, way ahead of me, lol) in Iowa during your training, even if it was a short run. πŸ˜‰

  15. I can’t believe you still drink iced coffee after running in the snow! πŸ™‚

    Isn’t it crazy to look back at how far you’ve come?! I always get super sad around that point in my training. I definitely get the post-marathon blues!

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