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.


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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. 😕 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 ”˜neutral’ 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 “gourmet” roll. On the side was fresh fruit and homefries. I ate everything except for the roll, which was in no way “gourmet.”


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. I love that you are training for the marathon with your husband. So cute that you both run. Congrats on your 20 miler!!!! I get overly excited when Murphy shows up in your posts 🙂

  2. I love that the donut holes are called muchkins…

    I wonder if the NB shoes were also a little to “lightweight” for your mileage. Maybe they’ll still be good for you for the shorter, faster distances.

    Congrats in the 20 miler!!!’

  3. I can’t believe you ran 20 miles without getting the new shoes and with your foot hurt! That is so irresponsible, take care of yourself before you end up really hurt.

  4. Wow, congrats on the 20 miles! Those splits are awesome! I was planning on having a bowl of veggie pasta for dinner but now after seeing your dinner I kind of want an egg sandwich…or both, haha. I guess my long workout made me ravenous!

  5. Congrats!! I am training for my first marathon and cannot imagine what running 20 miles will be like.

    And so glad you found good shoes –my first pair of stability control running shoes totally changed my life! I had no idea I needed them!

  6. Congratulations on your twenty miles! You are so inspirational! I found your twitter page from “pugs” and have been following you since. I teared up from being so proud of you for running your twenty! Thank you, your amazing!!!

  7. Congratulations! (I used to walk around the Charles; one day I was chased by a gaggle of geese, and I don’t think I’ve ever been quite so scared, lol!)

  8. Mizunos are awesome. I always run in them…but not to be the voice of doubt (or reason) but plantar facistis is NO JOKE and can sideline people for months if not properly treated (and respected). I know this marathon is very important to you but don’t risk really doing serious damage that could sideline you for many months to come all for one race. I don’t mean to sound harsh…I have just seen this time and time again and it is heartbreaking to see the lasting effects that ignoring and not respecting an injury can do to you.

  9. Congrats on 20 miles!!! Wow! And ummm, no worries about not snapping pics en route. My lord, that would be asking for too much to run 20, lug a camera, and take pics!

    Enjoy the new shoes. I have Plantar Fasc and the only shoes that seem to work are Nikes. I havent tried Mizunas since h.s. Keep us posted how you like them long term, please 🙂

  10. Tina – First of all, CONGRATS on running 20 miles – you definitely inspire me! Second, I have a similar pair of Mizuno’s and I LOVE them. In the past year I have had plantar fasciitis AND Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (a.k.a. “Runner’s Knee” but PPS sounds more badass) but with the Mizunos I have been fine. I hope your shoes work out and the foot pain goes away.

  11. I agree that plantar fasciitis is no joke and can sideline people with effects that last over a year. Be careful and hope it gets better!

  12. Congratulations on your run! I really hope the new shoes work out well for you.

    I’ve been having issues with my feet and legs ever since I switched to a neutral shoe 9 months ago. Since then, I’ve taken plenty of time off and a good look at my training. I’m about 98% certain that I’m not over-training or under-fueling, and at this point I’m with you…about to take myself back to the store for another pair of shoes!

  13. Congratulations on your successful 20-miler!! Oh my goodness, that’s such an incredible feat! You must be so proud 🙂
    I’m running my very first half-marathon in the morning! This post helped my motivation level 🙂

    Btw, I have the same Mizunos! Love em!

  14. Have you seen a podiatrist? I had the same issues & have been wearing orthodics for years. They totally help. Also, I have to have a stability shoe too & wear Asics 2150. They come out with a new design each year and that shoe is great.

  15. Nice job on the run! It is so very important to have good shoes- I guess you learned that 😉 That roll, by the way, did not look gourmet, I would have left it too!

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