This evening I headed to the track with Barry to do another Yasso 800s workout. This is my third week doing Yasso 800s, so I am up to 6 repeats. I did a total of 5 miles, which included 6 x 800m. During the first three I just focused on running steady and hitting my 4:30 goal. During #4 I pretended I was starting over and only doing 3 and just kept saying to myself “1 of 3, 1 of 3.” And finally during the last two I just sang the chorus of “Royals” over and over again in my head. Hey, it worked.
1- 4:23 4- 4:23
2- 4:28 5- 4:21
3- 4:26 6- 4:09 (I went hard on the last one)
It was another solid track workout and I finished feeling strong and confident. I hit all of those paces on my own, too, as Barry was doing his own thing. I think I found a secret way to succeed in a track workout. It’s to eat a pre-workout small bowl of Frosted Mini Wheats as a snack about an hour beforehand. I would have never thought something containing milk would work for me, especially before a track workout. But it does! I also ate it before last week’s track workout. It also helps that it was only 71 degrees with 69% humidity this evening and the entire track was in shade by the time we got there.
Barry and I have been watching America’s Got Talent this summer and have been enjoying all of the talented acts, as well as the judges. When the season first started, he wasn’t sure who Mel B was. First I told him she was a Spice Girl, but that didn’t help any. Then I told him she was Scary Spice, who always had the crazy hair do’s. Then he knew who she was and commented that she looks a lot prettier on AGT, without all the crazy Spice Girls makeup.
|Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel|
But he still didn’t fully appreciate who she is. So I was forced to rent the movie Spice World from Netflix to enlighten him, and relive a bit of my childhood in the process. We watched it last night. Don’t worry, he survived.
I, on the other hand, spent the whole movie fighting the urge to sing along with the songs. There’s a rumor the Spice Girls will be performing on the finale of America’s Got Talent in a few weeks. One can only hope, because watching that movie made me feel like a kid again!
Anyone watch America’s Got Talent?
Have you ever seen Spice World?
Sporty Spice! My backup was Baby Spice if I lost the fight to be Sporty Spice.
If you’ve been dealing with humid weather, are you finally getting a break this week?