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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We did it!!! :mrgreen:

Mal and I both tackled 20 miles this morning! Boo-YAH!


At 6:30 this morning, I ate my usual pre-run breakfast. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.


Then, Mal and I drove to South Boston to meet our team. We didn’t want to be late for our 20-miler, so we gave ourselves plenty of time to get there. Plus, we needed to stock up on Gu for our run! (I’m lovin’ the vanilla flavor lately!)


Today’s running route was very similar to the one we did for our 18-miler, but we spent more time on the Charles River. We did two big loops and finished in South Boston.

I didn’t snap any photos with my iPhone (like I usually do) because I really just wanted to finish in one piece! My foot bugged me for the entire 20 miles. πŸ˜• I even considered quitting around Mile 7, but my coach gave me the motivation that I needed to continue on. Somehow, I managed to finish, but it wasn’t pretty!

  • Mile 1: 10:16
  • Mile 2: 9:40
  • Mile 3: 9:33
  • Mile 4: 9:55
  • Mile 5: 10:02 < ”” Gu #1
  • Mile 6: 9:48
  • Mile 7: 9:59
  • Mile 8: 9:32
  • Mile 9: 9:58
  • Mile 10: 9:45
  • Mile 11: 9:49 < ””Gu #2
  • Mile 12: 9:50
  • Mile 13: 9:47
  • Mile 14: 11:07 < ””Water break
  • Mile 15: 9:32
  • Mile 16: 10:14 < ””Gu #3
  • Mile 17: 10:05
  • Mile 18: 10:17
  • Mile 19: 10:15
  • Mile 20: 10:01

Total: 3:19:45


Once I finished (still with pain in my foot), I decided to buy a different pair of sneakers. I just bought a new pair, but it turns out that they are too β€Λœneutral’ for my feet.


Billy suggested a bunch of shoes with more stability and motion control. I liked them all, but his first recommendation made my hurtin’ foot feel instantly better. I guess I just needed a little more support!


I ended up buying the Mizuno Women’s Wave Inspire 6 in Wild Lime. (Neon colors rule!) I have a good feeling about these babies!


With comfy new sneakers on my feet, I met my team at the Boston Beer Garden for brunch. We definitely needed to celebrate our longest run!

The first time that we ate at the Boston Beer Garden as a team, we had just finished 8 miles. It’s crazy to think how far we’ve come!


I ordered the Breakfast Sandwich, which was scrambled eggs with Swiss cheese and bacon on a β€œgourmet” roll. On the side was fresh fruit and homefries. I ate everything except for the roll, which was in no way β€œgourmet.”


On the way home, Mal and I stopped by Dunkin’ Donuts for some iced coffee and a couple of munchkins.


At home, we quickly Tiger Tailed, showered, dressed, and headed right back out the door to take Murphy to the dog park. The poor pug spent all morning at home on our bed, so he definitely needed some play time.

I rocked my new TNT gloves at the dark park!

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Mal and I spent about an hour at the park with Murphy. It felt really good to walk around and loosen up our legs. Sitting in the car on the ride over actually sort of hurt!

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Today totally flew by! Can you believe it’s not even close to over!? Mal and I are meeting friends for a night of CAROL-oke. Ooooh, yes! 😎



  1. Congrats on your first 20 miler! Long run days are the best, I always feel so productive (even if running is all that I accomplished). I can’t wait to hear about how you like the shoes – I’m usually loyal to Brooks & Asics, and have never tried Mizunos!

  2. Congratulations on the 20-miler! That’s an awesome time! πŸ™‚ Hope your new sneakers work out for you!

    I have yet to run around the Charles, but once I move to Somerville, you betcha! πŸ˜›

  3. Way to go with your 20 mile run! It must feel amazing knowing that your body has that distance in it.

    Carole-oke sounds promising. Bet some good fun & laughs were had.

  4. good luck with your mizunos, tina! can’t wait to hear your feedback on the inspires.
    i work at a running shoe store, so do lots of shoe fittings…there is a shoe out there for everyone. unfortunately, there is some “trial and error” in finding the shoe/brand/model that is best for YOU. can be a little $ til you get it right, but just keep trying!
    carole-oke sounds so fun!!!

  5. Great job! I have those exact sneakers! They’re amazing. I hardly ever run, but I wear them on walks and when I’m running errands. I have fibromyalgia so it’s very important that I wear very supportive footwear and Mizuno’s have made a HUGE difference in my leg and foot pain issues. I hope they make the same difference for you.

  6. I love the mizuno wave inspires! I have had them for the past 6 pairs and they are fantastic! Congratulations on completing 20 miles…isn’t the feeling you get when you are done amazing?

  7. Congrats on the 20 miler! That is such an accomplishment πŸ™‚ You should be very proud of yourself. I hope that the new shoes take away the foot pain! xoxo

  8. Congrats on the 20 miles! I definitely believe that a pair of shoes can change how your body feels drastically. Those individuals who can tell what kind of shoe you need are truly blessed!!! Hope the new shoes work out well!

  9. Way to go with your 20 mile run!! Sorry to hear you foot bugged you though, hope your next run in this new pair of shoes feels better! It’s a nice looking pair of shoes (and your legs look tan! I’m jealous)

    Your breakfast looks awesome too, including the stop at DD afterward. I haven’t had home fries in… too long. I agree, that roll looks pretty frozen, not gourmet πŸ™‚ We are way over due on taking our greyhound to the dog park, we have just been taking her for some longer walks.

    Is your running store one that offers something like – if your shoes don’t work out in the first 30 days, you can swap them for another pair? Or are stuck with two pairs of shoes now?

  10. Congrats on your 20 miler! Major accomplishment. And kudos to you for getting new shoes. When running so many miles every week the right shoes are soooooo important. I know it’s hard to break down and purchase new ones so soon after getting a new pair. Good running shoes are not cheap but we sometimes have to admit we made a mistake and shell-out the money for new shoes. They effect everything (feet, knees, hips, back, even our neck). Have you seen He has great reviews on shoes, so when your current shoes break down, check out his site.

  11. Congrats! I am so glad you were able to push through. With the tennis shoes what is the issue, lack of arch support or something similar? I recently started exercising and notice my feet cramp up about 15 minutes in. I’m starting to think it might be my shoes.

  12. Congrats on your first 20-mile run! If the foot pain is plantar fasciitis, it’s not the end of the world (it’s the only “injury” I’ve ever been able to run through), but you probably did well to change shoes.

    Expect to feel achy after the marathon, too, and do lots of stretching and a few minutes of walking before you collapse on a bed or sofa and call it a day. So excited for you!

  13. I’m on my third pair of Mizuno Wave Inspires and they got me through marathon training and the race. I hope your foot feels better!

  14. Catching up on blogs today. GREAT JOB on 20 miles Tina!!! I did 16 this weekend and my 20 miler is going to be on Christmas. I can’t believe you showered and were back out taking Murph to the park right after! These longer runs are wiping me out! Anyway, I’ll think of you and your accomplishment next weekend when I tackle my 20 miler.

  15. Congrats on your run! That distance is so impressive!

    Sorry to hear about your foot, but I am glad to hear that you found a new pair of shoes. Hopefully they make your next run a smooth one. πŸ™‚

  16. Congrats on the 20 miles Tina!

    I have plantar fasciitis so I know how the foot pain while running can feel. It eventually goes away with the right pair of shoes and icing. I bet the new shoes will help out a lot.

  17. Holy crap! Is this the stodderd neck park in Hingham? I recently moved to Quincy and I love bringing my little guys to this park! Wish I could go there more often, it’s my favorite park by far.

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