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Negative Splits

by Meghann on November 25, 2009

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I hope the day is bright and happy where ever you are. It has been very gray and gloomy in good ole central Florida for the past couple of days. However, it is suppose to clear up just in time for Thanksgiving tomorrow AND when it does clear up the weatherman has promised cooler temps. *fingers crossed*

In honor of my week of speed, I set out on my 3 mile run this morning with a goal of negative split.

  • Mile 1 – 8: 52
  • Mile 2 – 8: 24
  • Mile 3 – 7:58

Goal achieved. 🙂

I finished the run with 6×100 strides and a 10 minute ab routine.

As of this morning the only piece of fruit I had left in my fridge was a gigantic apple. Thus the gigantic apple became the centerpiece of my breakfast.


I chopped the apple and heated it up with a dollop of almond butter and some cinnamon. I topped it off with 1/3 cup of Pumpkin Granola and some Vanilla Oikos.


This was very, very tasty, but it may have been a tad warm to eat on such a muggy, hot & humid day. I was literally sweating when I finished the bowl and had to down a cup of ice water to cool myself back down.

Stonyfield News…

When you purchase yogurt do you purchase it by the quart or by individual serving?

Did you know purchasing yogurt by the quart not only saves you money per serving, but is also better for the environment?

Of course Stonyfield understands that yogurt by the quart may not be as convenient as individual servings, which is why from now until December they are offering free eight ounce reusable yogurt cups to their loyal yogurt fans.

All you need to do us mail in four foil lids describing the offer to the following address by February 28, 2010 with a 4×6 card that includes your name, address and phone number.

Stonyfield Farm
Reusable Cup Offer
PO Box 4840
Manchester, NH 03108-4840

Unless I am using a coupon, I typically purchase my yogurt by the quart and am really excited to test out the yogurt cup. 🙂

Safe Travels!

For those of you traveling near and far for the holiday weekend, I wish you very safe travels! Remember to please be careful and patient on the roads, everyone is probably as in as big a hurry to get home as you are and patience is a virtue. 🙂


But before you walk away from the computer to be with your family and friends could you please do me one last favor and get a vote or two in? Thanks!

1 Jamie in Arkansas November 25, 2009 at 10:04 am

I eat Hiland plain yogurt and it’s actually cheaper to buy the individual containers! I couldn’t believe it. I had been buying the quart size, until I noticed the small containers were cheaper. Makes no sense to me!

2 Kara (Kara's Marathon) November 25, 2009 at 10:11 am

AWESOME mile splits!! What a perfect way to start a gloomy day!

Off to vote now…

3 Caitlin in MD November 25, 2009 at 10:14 am

Question: do the lids have to be from the quart, or the individual serving, or does it matter?

4 Meghann November 25, 2009 at 10:15 am

The lids have to be from the quart

5 megan November 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

Way to go on your run! I never seem to get negative splits 🙂

6 greensandjeans November 25, 2009 at 10:27 am

Thank you for the info on the yogurt!

7 Brie (The Fit Bride) November 25, 2009 at 10:41 am

Congrats! Negative splits are awesome.

LOVE the Stonyfield deal, too!

8 Tina November 25, 2009 at 10:52 am

I had a similar breakfast the other day and loved it! Kind of weird how the apple warmed up the yogurt, but still good!

9 AmKo November 25, 2009 at 10:53 am

Meghann — quick question, what’s your ab routine? I’m always looking for something new to try! Thanks!

10 Erin November 25, 2009 at 11:01 am

Embrace weather where it’s warm enough to run outside in the mornings — I’m working in my sweats this morning so I can go for a run when it (hopefully) reaches the mid-50s in the afternoon with no rain. Feels like winter!!

11 RhodeyGirlTests November 25, 2009 at 11:20 am

Meghann! I know I am a little late on this but definitely wear your hair with the bit of the wave (like you wore to the Nature’s Pride brunch). It is SO insanely gorgeous like that!

Have an amazing Thanksgiving! gobble gobble!

12 eaternotarunner November 25, 2009 at 11:24 am

I’ll have to check out that stonyfield deal…thanks!

happy turkey day!!

13 Jenna November 25, 2009 at 11:31 am

great breaky! i wish it was warm up here in NE 🙂

14 Kristie Lynn November 25, 2009 at 11:45 am

I buy Whole Soy Co.’s quart-sized containers of plain yogurt – so glad that my co-op has them though, because I haven’t seen them anywhere else!

15 Evan Thomas November 25, 2009 at 11:49 am

I can’t wait to get my reusable cup. But I just bought a 16oz Oikos yesterday and it looks like the lid’s not good for the offer 🙁

16 Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) November 25, 2009 at 11:55 am

The yogurt cups are such a great idea!

17 Lizzy November 25, 2009 at 12:12 pm

its sort of gloomy here today, but its still above average! hope that your wish of a bit cooler weather comes true! 🙂

18 Chloe November 25, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I definitely purchase yogurt by the quart. It doesn’t go bad easily and is SO much cheaper. Plus, if I love the stuff I might as well buy lots of it right?

19 Chrysta November 25, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Cool yogurt info! Thanks!!

20 Katie November 25, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Yay for negative splits! I realized my Ipod greatly increases my chances of doing this. Stupid nano grrrr.

I’d like some warmer weather it’s supposed to be below freezing tomorrow. Have a safe trip!

21 Kara November 25, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Thanks for posting about the Stonyfield deal!

22 Erin November 25, 2009 at 1:32 pm

It has been super grey here in Rhode Island for too long! I’m hoping for sunny weather stat!

I agree – I usually buy a quart and also stick one in the fridge at work so I can never be far from a snack!

Have a great Thanksgiving Meghann!! 🙂

23 Elina November 25, 2009 at 7:30 pm

I love the yogurt cup idea! Happy thanksgiving!!! I hope the traffic isn’t too bad for you 🙂

24 chasingthenow November 25, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Those yogurt cups sound awesome. I always buy it by the quart since I usually eat my meals at home anyway. It is a lot cheaper and requires less packaging that I would be trashing or recycling anyway.

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