Taking It Easy

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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This morning, I woke up with a sore throat and “stuffy” ears. Meh. πŸ˜• But, otherwise, I felt great! πŸ˜‰ So, I decided to join my TNT team for a long run this morning.

First Breakfast

Before we headed out the door, Mal and I “fueled” with our usual breakfast of peanut butter + banana and iced coffees with soy milk.

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We each ate a piece of cinnamon-raisin bread and half of a bagel.

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Iced coffee was much-needed this morning.

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Our team was scheduled to run 16 miles today, but my body just wasn’t ready for it. Usually, after 2-3 miles, my legs warm up and I’m able to truck along for the rest of the run. But, today, it never happened, and I really struggled to keep moving. My body just couldn’t do the full 16 miles, so I ran 8 miles and called it quits for the day.

  • Mile 1: 9:27
  • Mile 2: 9:10
  • Mile 3: 8:59
  • Mile 4: 9:24
  • Mile 5: 9:29
  • Mile 6: 9:22
  • Mile 7: 9:11
  • Mile 8: 9:32

Total: 1:15:10

I was a little bummed that I couldn’t make it the whole way, but I didn’t want to push it. I’m sick of being sick, so 8 miles was plenty for today.

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Second Breakfast

After our team run, we were treated to Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and bagels! πŸ˜€

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Mmm… coffee.

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Mmm… bagels. I immediately gobbled one up with cream cheese.

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We also received $5 D&D gift cards for our participation today. Sweet! :mrgreen:

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Mal and I are off to run a zillion errands, but we have nothing on the agenda for tonight. Thank goodness. We both need some R & R.

Enjoy the day, folks! 😎

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33 Comments

  1. Sorry you couldn’t do the full 16 miles, but really, 8 miles is pretty fantastic. Especially when still feeling under the weather!

    I’m not a huge donut person, but your D&D cards bum me out. As it states above, there are no Dunkin Donuts in California. It was something that always really bummed my stepfather (a Boston native) out.

    When I went back east for the first time in 2006, I made a game out of taking a picture of every single Dunkin’ Donuts location I passed. My friends thought I was nutzo! πŸ˜‰

  2. I think that was smart to do 8 instead of 16. I really think running the half last weekend when you had a fever the day before probably annoyed your body a bit and you don’t want to do that again this weekend πŸ™‚ (it’s more worth it for a race in my opinion).

  3. Sorry–new reader and have been wondering for awhile if you have a ‘special recipe’ that you use for your daily iced coffees or do you just brew/press a pot and stick it in the fridge? That’s what I do but I didn’t know if you had some tasty trick…

    Thanks!
    Alison

  4. Good for you only doing 8 when you weren’t feeling well. I’m sure taking it easy on yourself will only help you get back to 100% again very soon. Hugs & feel better.

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