What Not to Do the Day Before a Half Marathon

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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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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Remember this running post from last week? Well, here’s what not to do before race day:

Wake up and eat a greasy diner breakfast.

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Despite how delicious it might taste.

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Partake in strenuous activity.

Such as moving furniture.

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And spending the afternoon hiking with friends.

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Drink whipped cream-flavored vodka.

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(My goddness this vodka is amazing!!!)

Stay up way past your bedtime.

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Murphy was so exhausted, he passed out ON his bone earlier this evening.

Wish me luck tomorrow!



  1. You never know. It just might be your secret weapons. Good luck tomorrow. I’m running a half too. Maybe I need some vodka.

  2. Sounds like a fun day to me. Perhaps not the best half marathon prep but you just never know. Hope you have a good race tomorrow! Good luck 🙂

  3. whipped cream-flavored vodka looks amazing??! I had no idea such a thing existed!

    dont worry, the day before my disney half marathon, i trotted around disney like i was 7 yrs old all over again. Probably did a half marathon before my half. 🙂

  4. I love the what not to do! I wish you luck tomorrow! I know you will still rock it out! I need to try that vodka asap!!!!!! I heard its amazing!

  5. What did you mix with the vodka??? Looks like OJ… I’m dying to try it but not sure what drinks to make with it that would be delicious. Good luck tomorrow!!!!

    1. try it with rootbeer, so good! Or straight shots chased with sprite. Just be careful, that stuff is a little too good ha!

  6. All the reviews I’ve read of that vodka were terrible; they said better things about the Cotton Candy flavor. I’m really liking the UV Coconut Vodka, but I may still try the Pinnacle. Good luck tomorrow!

  7. have a great race!!!! some of my best runs have been when hungover or after eating lots of delicious food! almost before every marathon i go to the pick n mix bins and go crazy!

  8. Good Luck tomorrow!! You will do amazing!

    P.S. Try the whipped cream vodka with Lemon Pellegrino! It tastes just like a lemon meringue pie; no joke!!!!!

  9. Good luck, Tina! I’m sure you’ll do GREAT! The Blue Hills aren’t too ambitious for hiking so I know you won’t be sore at all! 🙂 Such nice views of Boston, though, right? Have a great run tomorrow!

  10. That vodka is amazing! I love it in Orange Juice (maybe that’s what was in the picture?)- tastes just like a creamcicle!
    Good luck in your race! I’m sure you’ll rock it!

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