Spring Has Sprung

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

What a beautiful Sunday! I think spring has finally sprung in the northeast! :mrgreen: I’m on my own this afternoon because Mr. Mal scored a ticket to the Red Sox game with his BBF! Two games in 3 days! What a lucky duck! I’m obviously jealous! 

Long Run Recap

My long run yesterday was successful! It was exhausting, but I did it! My first run in the double digits! :mrgreen:

What really helped me through the run was MotionTraxx.com’s Fitness Magazine Half-Marathon Mix.” The mix has a beat of 168 BPM and kept my pace strong for more than an hour. There were even a number of times when I was in the zone, listening to the mix, and I looked down at my Garmin to realize that my pace was much faster than expected! The music really got me moving!

During my run, I did stop at one point (around 8.5 miles on a hill), but I only walked for about 15-20 seconds before picking up the pace again. I was so close to finished– I just sucked it up and kept running. I actually got a little lost in the neighborhoods nearby our apartment building, so I ended up running a little more than 10 miles! Oops! 

Run stats:

  • Distance: 10.67 miles
  • Time: 1:36:10
  • Average Pace: 9:01/mile
  • Calories: 1085 calories

On my long run, I made sure to bring identification and emergency contact information. Of course, a Road ID is the way to go, but if you don’t have one, a business card with your emergency contact information written on it is also a good way to keep you safe. My business card fit perfectly inside my shoe wallet. 

On the backside of my business card, I wrote Mal’s name and cell phone number– just in case he needed to be contacted. 

Exercise + Errands

It was such a nice day, I needed to spend time outside today. I wanted to fit in some exercise as well as complete the grocery shopping for the week, so I decided to combine the two activities. I geared-up with my Garmin, iPod, and reusable grocery bag for my walk to the Fruit Center Marketplace, which is about 1.5 miles each way. (P.S. It’s really hard to snap a photo of yourself in a mirror!) 

I love this place! :mrgreen:

While shopping for groceries at the Fruit Center, I noticed a special deal for Puffins. Hooray, Puffins! I wonder if the Fruit Center heard my whining about their previous $5.19/box price? 😉

The Fruit Center has the most fantastic produce! Check out this beauty of a tomato! I later chopped it up for my lunch. 😉

Today’s lunch was a big ol’ salad with lots of goodies: arugula, tomato, broccoli, cucumbers, watermelon, pecans, and balsamic vinegar. 

With a serving of Kettle Buffalo Blue chips and ice water… 

I’m off to do some yoga. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, blog friends!



  1. Wow! Congrats on your ten-mile run…I can’t wait for my first double-digit run. 🙂

    Check out my blog as I run with Team in Training and raise money for blood cancers!
    www. HelpMeghanRun .com

  2. i searched for dog tags online and found an oval shaped one with to slots to put through your laces, 4.95$ much cheaper than road id

  3. Congratulations!! That’s a really huge accomplishment, and makes my 7 miler today seem measley! 🙂

    Anyway, I was hoping you might tell us what you ate to fuel and to refuel after such a huge energy expenditure. Thanks!

  4. motion traxx is actually really good! i was afraid the mixes might be sort of obnoxious, but ive really liked the ones ive tried. running + good weather + good food + yoga = an awesome day, in my opinion 🙂

  5. Ooh good idea with the business card. I brought my license and $20 for emergency on my last run.
    You look so cute in your running gear! 🙂

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