Day 63 of 1188

The WABDL meet was last weekend. I’ll write up a full data dump later, but for now I will just say that I set a state record in the deadlift, and a world record in push-pull. I had a great weekend!

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Day 49 of 1188

Last night we practiced competition style, with pretend judges and everything. I learned that, when I pause at the bottom, I cannot bench press 95. I am more like 92. ┬áSo in the meet, I’ll start at 80 or so (it’s in kilos where I am used to pounds, it will be about 80 but not exactly). I will move up to 88 then maybe try a little higher.

For deads, I will do whatever Justin says to do. Kathy and I are his star pupils, I know he’s really looking forward to this. I want to do well for both our trainers. It makes them look good for their bosses.

Just focusing on eating clean. No wine with dinner (boo!) until after the meet. No dieting either. And no more heavy lifts. Just hangin’, restin’, and waitin’.11880372_10200980563353659_7103758113177074035_n

Day 42 of 1188

Today is a rest day. I find I need several rest days after 1RP deadlift day, particularly after a new PR. I’m not sure if this is mental or physical. I did sleep a little late Saturday morning, then after I got home from some errands I took a 2+ hour nap. With the cat. Sunday morning I slept late! I feel much more alive today (Monday) though.

Food today so far: oatmeal and 1.5 eggs for brekkies, salad with chicken for lunch.

The bench and deadlift competition is in 2.5 weeks.

This is Ping the Border Collie and DC (Ditch Cat) snuggling after our Saturday nap. They adore each other. Ping is laying on top of the cat, and DC is loving it.


Day 37 of 1188

Tuesday was a new PR for me on bench press: 101 lbs. Yay finally made it to three digits! I am really improving with form, etc. Those numbers should continue to go up.

Tonight is Dia de los Deadlifts. PR night. I am already nervous. I was super nervous last night as I was telling myself I should hi 285 tonight. Then I got really worried about it. It’s so easy to pysch yourself out. So I just said, hey, let’s just try to hit the previous PR of 272 and not worry about anything until then. Then I can just decide if I want another 5 at that point.

Stomach’s a little fluttery though.

Dog bite prevention

Think these photos are cute? Every single dog here is crying out, please don’t do this to me, I am very scared right now. And wondering why the adults in his life are not helping him.

Think about it.