Week 6 Challenge: Run 1 Mile

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.


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.

Are you ready for week 6 of the Get Healthy, Stay Healthy Challenge?

I actually had this challenge listed for week 7, but we’re going to move it up a little since it’s getting harder and harder for me to run. Haha!


Anyway, this week’s challenge is run one mile (outside or on the treadmill””whichever you prefer). If you’re an avid runner, try to run that mile as fast as you can! If you’re a beginner runner, do you best to minimize your number of walking breaks. Just complete one mile as fast as you can! For even more of a challenge, run one mile at the beginning of the week and then try to beat your time later in the week. (We’ll see how my first mile goes, but my plan is to try to beat my time later in the week.)

Some posts to get you motivated this week:

And be sure to keep track of your mile time, so you can try improving upon it in the coming weeks!

Happy running!

P.S. Just a reminder that I am hosting a Twitter party with the  National Mango Board and Frances Largeman Roth TODAY from 1:00 – 2:00 PM (EST). We’ll be giving away a Vitamix, so please pop in to chat. The hashtag is #colormemango. Full giveaway details here!



  1. I’ve been meaning to start working on speed work more often. I ran my first marathon last year and I swear I could run all day at a slow comfortable pace, but I am chasing down a dream of a sub 2 hr half! I will run a mile as quick as I can this week and do so weekly for a while to use it as a measure for improvement.

  2. I love this challenge. So far my Mile PR is 5:02 and I’d LOVE to see if I can beat that…wishful thinking…lol.
    Maybe if I win that Vitamix I could create a super energy drink and get a new mile PR! Attending twitter party for sure!!!!!

  3. Awww, thanks for the motivation Tina. I’ve been slacking in the running circle. This New England winter is just nonsense though. So. Cold. I’ve been saying for weeks, “just run one or two miles.” so I guess I better get after it if even you are hassling me about it! 😉

  4. This is a great challenge! Although I consider myself a runner, I know running a mile can seem daunting to a lot of people. It’s so important to just TRY and even if you have to stop and walk, at least you’re starting somewhere.

  5. Running is something I always aspire to do, but just cannot stand. The burning in my chest and legs gets me every time. BUT I know it is so good for you. I may give it a try tomorrow at the gym. We shall see…. Have a great weekend.

  6. I am 5 days away from my due date so this might be a slow mile for me- ha!! 🙂 I’m an avid reader but very infrequent commenter, but wanted to say how much i LOVE your blog, exercise tips, how real you are and as a soon to be mom of 2 (!!!!- gasp! that sounds so WILD!), I’m loving your pregnancy posts as well!
    I am planning on using an online tool to keep track of food (both calories in/out and also protein, healthy fats, etc) once baby is here- good way to keep my milk up and help with the weight loss too. Are you still using “my fitness pal”? I remember back in week 2 or so of your challenge that you were really liking it?
    Thanks Tina! have an awesome weekend!

  7. I like the idea of trying to be your first run time! I don’t run much but every once in a while it’s fun to do it…especially when it’s a challenge against myself. The best kind 😉

  8. I actually went “awww MAN!” when I read this. SO NOT a runner. I love cycling, yoga, and cardio and tone… But I’m going to challenge my inner runner this week and do the mile! I think I’ll recruit my running buddy husband, so it’ll be fun to knock it out together;)!

  9. I would love to run right now, but still recovering from a foot injury. Going through major withdrawal! I’m staying fit biking, swimming and non weight bearing strength training. By the way, I really enjoyed your HEALTH mag article this week!

  10. Tried this out today for a treadmill run! My interval run looked like this:

    * 1 mile @7 warm up
    * 1 mile fastest mile pace @8.2
    * 1 mile @7 recovery
    * 1/2 mile fastest mile pace @8.2
    * 1/2 mile @7 recovery
    * 1/2 mile @4 cool down

    Turned out to be a quick and dirty workout, and now I know about how fast my fastest mile is!

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