Win a Custom Banner & Track Workout 2

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

Iโ€™m the owner of Carrots โ€˜Nโ€™ 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 canโ€™t lose weight no matter what they do.

Hey, there! ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is going to be a monster blog post, so let’s make sure we don’t forget about lunch!


I had the “basics” (romaine, tomatoes, green bell pepper, broccoli) for a homemade salad, but they didn’t sound too exciting. So, after my workout, I visited the salad bar at The Fruit Center to pick up some “fun” salad ingredients for lunch.


To the mix, I added grilled veggies, breaded artichokes, chickpeas, kidney beans, marinated tofu, shredded carrots, and some other goodies. I also sprinkled some Garlic Gold Nuggets on top. (I had to see what the hype was all about!) The flavor sort of reminds me of Papa Gino’s pizza. Is that weird?


Lunch also included some cinnamon-sugar pita chips from the salad bar.


And a plum.




Before lunch, I hit the gym for a very sweaty treadmill workout. According to my marathon training schedule, today’s workout is Track Workout 2. I wanted to do the workout outside on a track today, but it’s 95 degrees in Boston, so the treadmill ended up working just fine! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Track Workout 2

2 lap warm up, 3 X’s 800M, 2 lap warm down, 1 lap rest
Pace based off of 5k race time

Here’s the workout that I did on the treadmill:

  • 0.50 miles @ 6.5 mph
  • 0.50 miles @ 7.3 mph (8:13 pace)
  • 0.25 miles @ 6.3 mph
  • 0.50 miles @ 7.4 mph (8:06 pace)
  • 0.25 miles @ 4.3 mph
  • 0.50 miles @ 7.3 mph (8:13 pace)
  • 0.25 miles @ 4.3 mph
  • 0.25 miles @ 6.5 mph

Total: 3 miles in 28:48

Track Workout 2 was much harder than Track Workout 1. I ran a shorter distance and it took me less time overall, but it was much more intense. Those 800’s were killer! I even had to walk to catch my breath after the second and third ones. I was an icky, sweaty mess by the end. Check out my treadmill!


Apparently, I’m a sweaty kid. At least I know that I got a good workout! ๐Ÿ˜‰


Win a Custom Banner

Raffle time!! :mrgreen:

The nice guys fromย Adjacent Concepts (who designed the new CNC) areย donating a $200ย custom banner to help Mal and me raise money for Team in Training! Wahoo! :mrgreen:

What is a โ€œcustom bannerโ€ย?

A custom banner is an image at the top of the site containing your logo and/or other graphics that reflect your website’s personality. Adjacent Concepts will work with you to figure out what images and text will work best to suit the style and feel of your website or blog. Here are a couple of examples of custom banners they’ve done:


Healthy Tipping Point


A Better Bag of Groceries

Pretty cool, right? ๐Ÿ˜€

The raffle will run the same way as the Breville Juicer raffle thatย I hosted on CNC a couple of weeks ago. Basically, for every $5 you donate to our Team In Training page, you’ll receive one entry for a chance to win the custom banner from Adjacent Concepts.

Here’s how the raffle will work:

  • $5 gets you ONE raffle ticket.
  • $10 gets you TWO raffle tickets.
  • $15 gets you THREE raffle tickets.
  • $25 gets you SIX raffle tickets. What a deal!
  • $50 gets you FIFTEEN raffle tickets. Serious deal!

The raffle will run from now until Sunday, September 5 at 11:59 EST and anyone can enter. You don’t need to be a blogger to enter. All of the details for the raffle and customer banner can be foundย here.

Thanks for your support!!! :mrgreen:

Wake Up! With Yoga

For the locals:

Healthworks and City Sports are hosting a series of early-morning outdoor yoga classes in Copley Square. The classes are scheduled for September 1st (tomorrow!), 8th, and 15th. They’re free and will be taught by Healthworks instructor Jasmine Friedman.


Mal and I are looking at a few more houses this evening. The hunt continues!

See ya! ๐Ÿ˜€



  1. Oohh I would love a new bannner….I might just have to go buy some tickets :p
    Awesome workout too – sounds tough!
    Lovely food (espec the sugar pita chip things!), annnd finally – good luck with the houses!

  2. Great workout today Tina! My treadmill looks like that too — to steal a quote from a movie “I don’t sweat, I RAIN!”.

    Good luck with the house hunt!

    Garlic Gold is so good sprinkled on just about anything — I am loving my nugget shakers!

  3. Ah! I would love to win a new banner! I’ve always created mine by myself, but it would be a real treat to have a professsionally made one!

    Thanks for the giveaway Tina! We’re glad you’re back settled into your routine ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great workout btw! You know you’ve done work when you get nice and sweaty like that !

  4. Hmmm…normally I don’t do raffles because I never have that kind of luck. But to support a good cause and with such a good prize I am very tempted.

  5. I have Photoshop on my ancient desk top computer from college and I’m always so tempted to turn it on and make a custom banner, but I lost the key board, haha.

  6. The banner raffle is such a great idea! Best of luck, as always, to you and Mal- hope the raffle is a success!
    That yoga class looks really cool. I would love to swing by (if I can get my sorry butt out of my cozy bed). Sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime thing!

  7. Tina! Get rid of the “click to read more”, I don’t stop by so much anymore, and when I do, I rarely click and keep reading. And everything loads so slowly. ๐Ÿ™

  8. Good luck looking at houses! If your workout was 8 x 800 meters, how come you did only 4 800 meters and there are random 400 meters in there? Maybe i just didn’t follow what you were saying correctly!

  9. I’m glad I’m not the only one who sweats on the treadmill like that! I am also training for a marathon and the speed workouts are killers. I was thinking about trashing my “easy” run tonight on the treadmill, but you inspired me to do it! yay ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I love that you posted pictures of your sweat on the treadmill! Too funny! I always feel so good when I sweat all over the equipment at the gym – like I accomplished something! After I pat myself on the back for a job well done, I clean it up…hmm, apparently sweating on the equipment grosses other people out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I’m so excited about the raffle for the banner. I want a new banner so bad and would love to work with a great company to figure one out.

    Good luck with your running. Your kicking butt so far!

  12. Awesome workout! I skipped my speed workout yesterday, but I tried yours today. It was great, it really made me push myself. I did not think I could run 800M @7.4, but you inspired me! Do your workouts come from a plan you got from Team in Training?

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