"Why… why… WHY???"

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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Frickin’ snow. WHY!?!?!?!?! 👿


Ok, that was sort of random, but that’s how I feel about the S word.


I tried something new for breakfast this morning: oat bran mixed with ricotta, almond milk, and honey. It was really creamy and sort of sweet. I also added a big scoop of almond butter for some added staying power.


And, as always, I drank an iced coffee with soy milk.



Last night, the rep from Smuttynose told me about a great training website for runners (and triathletes). It’s called ontri, and it creates FREE training plans for you based on your race distance, level, and date of the event.


With my crazy racing schedule this spring, I’m not actively training– I’m just trying to make it through alive! So, I’m focusing my attention on the Run to Remember at the end of May. I used ontri to create a half marathon training plan, which includes a mix of running workouts (intervals, fartleks, long, recovery) and it looks like it might help me PR?!


Question of the Day

Do you use online training tools? If so, what are your favorites?

I also love Dailymile! I record all of my runs with it!



  1. What a neat tool! I tend to be a planner, but I like to write things out and see them on paper. It’s a personal choice, and I defintely understand the benefits of online/digital trackers and planners!

    AUGH, this winter weather needs to END! Hope that all melts quickly for you today.

  2. Looks like you got the snow that we had yesterday morning! Thankfully most of it melted last night.

    I don’t use training tools — I found my plan on halhigdon.com and I use a regular old calendar to track it all. Ontri sounds like a good idea!

  3. Heh. The month of March was what convinced me to move from Connecticut to Virginia. Up there on March 24, it’s winter. Down here on March 24, it’s glorious, fragrant, flowering spring. 🙂 Hang in there.

  4. Love the 1st photo! I really like dailymile too. The plans on runnersworld.com are my go to resource, even though I usually end up just making up my own plan as I go.

  5. We got snow too…but jeez, you gotta take a chill pill! We can’t do anything about the snow, so it’s better to just roll with it 😉 (Someone recently told me that those of us on the East coast should only get one complaint card due to weather since we get all seasons….and if we’re truly unhappy for more than one, we should move somewhere else (!) Therefore, I’m saving all of my complaining for the humid, sticky gross summer days that I loathe :D)

  6. I hate the “S” word too at this point. I was furious when i woke up this morning and it was falling out of the sky! It was not much but still… I was mad.

  7. I have sympathy with you for the snow! We haven’t got any here now and we don’t get that much anyway but we had a massive snow storm earlier this year and when we do the whole country just stops!

  8. I use Daily Mile, but I make my own training plans on Excel. I take bits and pieces from other plans, but I know what’s actually feasible for me (meaning I know I can’t do a mid week 8 mile run with the baby when 6 is the limit of her patience). It’s not as hard to do as you think!

  9. That is so cool! I’m going to check out ontri for sure. I don’t use programs from online sources to log my workouts regularly, but I certainly get ideas from them. Runnersworld.com has a great one but I haven’t tried many others… yet!

  10. I will be beyond thrilled when I see at least two weeks of weather in the 60s and above. That website looks cool; I used runnersworld to make my plan, but I’m looking for something different next time around.

  11. haha I think the Nancy Kerrigan mention perfectly captures just how brutal it is to get snow this late in the season 🙂 I’ve wondered about the addition of ricotta cheese in my morning oats but have always stayed away – perhaps I’ll give it a whirl soon!

  12. I was in 2nd grade when that happened to Nancy Kerrigan and I remember being so devastated! She was my favorite & I had posters of her in my room…it broke my heart!

  13. OMG That Nancy Kerrigan picture brought back some crazy memories!! I did a really good imitation of her “WHY??” and my mom made me do it in a restaurant once. I was mortified.
    I’m done with winter. Bring on spring!

  14. My boyfriend built the iPhone app for onTri!!!

    I just use my Garmin or rely on my boyfriend who uses Run Keeper. They’re locally based too.

  15. Thanks for sharing ontri! I’m going to check it out! I’m also on dailymile and I used to use beginnertriathlete but dailymile is easier to use!

  16. I just joined daily mile, need to get in there and use it more. Also have used something called training reports or something like that, don’t remember the exact name. Found it on Hal Higdon’s website.

  17. I know how you feel about the “S Word”…I live in mid-Michigan and we just got 8 inches of it! >:/

  18. That is super cool! I’ve always wanted more detailed training plans (with speed work mixed in) but I never knew how to make one up myself. I’m definitely checking this out!

  19. I woke up here in Chicago and thought the same sad thoughts. I clearly missed the snow memo because I didn’t dress appropriately, and quickly realized that it had snowed a little when I walked outside.
    Spring where are you? Boston and Chicago are looking for you!

  20. I use Daily Mile (thanks to this blog!) and I used to use Run Keeper, but the GPS tracker kept getting messed up.

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