Hi, guys! Happy Monday! 🙂 So, we’ve had quite the rollercoaster ride in the Haupert household lately, especially with regard to our health. I’ll give you all of the highs and lows in a second, but, first, I wanted to share some fun stuff from our weekend! HIGH: Running with Quinn! Quinn and I took Murphy for a walk on Sunday morning. I was wearing pajama pants, a fleece pullover, and flip-flops. Quinn was decked…

Hi friends! Welcome to the latest edition of CNC Instagram Live with text! Here’s the most recent episode of Carrots ‘N’ Cake Instagram Live. If you missed the 24 hour replay, it’s shared below for your viewing pleasure. If you have any questions that you’d like for me to answer in the next video, please let me know – either comment below or send me an email or DM on Instagram! Are you still dealing with your most…

Here’s a 5K Training Plan to Celebrate Global Running Day! I don’t know about you, but my love for running always seems to increase when the snow melts and the warm weather arrives. With Global Running Day (aka National Running Day) not too far away, I wanted to make sure I was fully prepared for this fun running holiday. Sure, I’ve run all winter long, but only on the treadmill. I’ve dominated Orangetheory-style workouts, but…

I always wanted to run the Boston Marathon, so when I was approached with a free bib, it was an opportunity that I just couldn’t refuse. At the time, I was only 3-months postpartum and running just a few miles at a time. I typically ran with Quinn in a jogging stroller, which often included lots of walking breaks, so I really didn’t think I could run 26.2 miles. Obviously, physically, running a marathon was going…

Another Falmouth Road Race is in the books! Sunday’s race was my 6th, and I can confidently say, it’s still my favorite! 🙂 A HUGE thank you to Health Warrior for giving bibs to Mal and me – it was such a fun day! Race morning started bright and early at 5:01 AM. Mal and I had a babysitter coming to our house at 6:00 AM, so we were up and at ’em getting ready,…

Good morning! My day started bright and early with a grumbling stomach – it actually woke me up! I had planned an early-morning run, so I got my butt out of bed and made myself a quick snack (rice cake with cashew butter on top) to get going. Once I had a little something in my stomach, I got dressed to run and then took Murphy for his morning walk. I was still feeling pretty…

Hi, guys! We were up and at ’em on Monday morning. I woke up at 4:45 to bang out some work before the boys woke up, butttttt… Quinn woke up a short while later, so I didn’t get all that much accomplished. Whomp whomp. He was exhausted, but didn’t want to stay in bed any longer, so I let him wake up with a show while I answered a few more emails. We made it…

Hi, guys! So, I was talking to some of my blog buddies the other day about “live” blogging. Remember the days? Us OG bloggers would publish posts within hours of something happening in our lives. I remember staying up super late after events just to write a blog post so it happened to “real” time. It was such a different time in the world of blogging (before Instagram!), but sometimes I miss it. I think…

Hi, friends and hello from Seattle! I’m spending one more night here before I fly to Redmond, Oregon for a fun-filled week with the Haupert clan. I’m solo tonight at the hotel, so it’s the perfect time to recap an epic weekend with the Brooks Running Run Happy Ambassadors. This is my 4th year with Brooks, and this trip might just be my favorite yet! I had such a wonderful time with an awesome bunch…

Too much of a good thing can actually halt your progress physically. I remember the days when I exercised 6 or 7 days a week, and I would go ALL OUT during my workouts. I loved the feeling immediately after finishing a workout (I still do!), but, looking back, I now know I was most definitely overexercising. The photo below still makes me laugh. I was so pissed that my own husband “no-repped” me during…

Hi, guys! I ran my 5th Falmouth Road Race yesterday, and it was a total blast! I know I’ve said this in previous blog posts, but the Falmouth Road Race is truly the best race ever. The course is absolutely gorgeous, it’s well-organized, and the crowd can’t be beat – it’s basically like running through a party for the entire 7 miles! If you’re a runner, I highly recommend that you put this race on your…

As someone who enjoys running long distances, I often get questions from friends and family about why I like running so much. Why do you like running? How can you run for so long? Don’t you get bored? My short answer is always something like: “I dunno. I just do. It relaxes me,” which I’m sure makes people think I’m even crazier! Ha! I often elaborate about why I love it so much, but my response is…

Hi, guys! Many of you have been following my journey of staying active through my hip injury, and, today, I thought I’d dive into a little more detail about what this was like – and how frustrating and draining it can be! I am grateful I was able to keep up with daily exercise routine (when my schedule allowed), but it definitely required a mindshift and different way of approaching my workouts. I hope this post helps…

Good morning! Runner’s World recently reached out to me about their first-ever list of the “Best Packaged Foods for Runners.” And, of course, in a perfect world, we’d all buy the freshest food available, but we all depend on packaged foods, too, for quick, on-the-go options. Being an athlete and runner myself, I know that finding a healthy choice with a short prep-time is super important. Runner’s World selected an expert panel of registered dietitians to…

DOWNLOAD THE FREE MARATHON TRAINING PLAN I always wanted to run the Boston Marathon, so when Stonyfield approached me about running it, it was an opportunity that I just couldn’t refuse. I was only 3-months postpartum and running just a few miles at a time– often with lots of walking breaks mixed in– so I really didn’t think I could run 26.2 miles. Obviously, physically, it was going to be a challenge, but, as a brand new…