Today I ran negative splits on the treadmill at the gym. I didn't even know what these were until a couple of weeks ago when I started following a running blog of a girl who was at the Favorite Things party. It's called "Hungry Runner Girl" and it really is cute and motivating. She posts pics or talks about the food she eats and what her runs are like. Only she is crazy fast and she eats like a mostly normal person, I think.
Anyway, I'm not about to start posting all my running stats on here but I never document my exercise which actually is a fairly substantial portion of my daily routine most days so I thought I would possibly start including updates every now and then. So negative splits are basically where you start slow(er-ish) and speed up for the latter portions of your run. I ran three miles today and did the first mile at a 9:40 pace, the second mile at a 9:31 pace, and the third mile at a 9:22 pace. I know, nothing to brag about (especially since Hungry Runner Girl runs 7 minute miles - ugh, I hate her. Not really, I sort of love her). But good for me since I consider a 10:00 mile a laudable effort. There, now you all feel better about yourselves and your mile times now that I've confessed my speed (or lack thereof), don't you?
Afterwards I walked another couple of miles for good measure. Which was pretty necessary because another thing I learned from Hungry Runner Girl was how to make S'mores Bars.
She brought them to the Favorite Things party and they were so yummy. I made a batch on Monday and Paul took them to work where one of the partners he works for told him that he had to have the recipe so that he can take them to any parties he gets invited too and have the best dessert there. Apparently he was a big fan.
So you should definitely try these. Like, today. The recipe is on my Tastebook page HERE and if you want to sign up for Tastebook, send me a message first so I can send you an invite and get credit for the referral so I can get a free book!