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.


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.

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.


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


Iced coffee was much-needed this morning.


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.


Second Breakfast

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


Mmm… coffee.


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:


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! 😎



  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…


  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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