Alright, I’ve finally got pictures ready from the event. I refuse to put any grunt faces up here so you’ll get the before and after. I’ll go in order of the way I lifted- Squat, Bench, Deadlift.
Remember the guy that I said was spotting me and chirping encouragement in my ear….that’s him with the backwards hat. Okay, so he doesn’t look like much of a chirper….maybe that’s not the best word. Anyway, he was amazing. It’s nice to have some one there so you know you can just go for broke and they’ll save you no matter what happens. And by the looks of him, he could probably curl what I was squatting.
So here’s a good butt shot of Kati. She was just getting done giving me my lift off. This is probably right before she almost fell off the platform. You can see the two guys on either side of the bar. They were always there to help with the lift in case you fail, which I didn’t- luckily. It seems sort of silly to have two of them for the amount of weight I was lifting, but whatever. Safety first ; ) You can also see the big red and white striped thing in the back. That’s where the judges give you their verdict. Red means no lift and white means you’re good. You have to get at least two whites in order for your lift to count.
This is me walking up to examine my deadlift weight. Yep, it’s gonna be heavy. From here, the judge says start…..
Next you get ready. Luckily, they let me use chalk to counter act the insane amount of sweat that was pooring out of my palms. Seriously, do they make something for that? Once you have a good grip…..you pull, hard!!!
And there’s the lockout. You can see one of the judges in the foreground and behind me is the chirper. Always whispering words of encouragement. I know it doesn’t show, but I was super jazzed when I got this weight. And don’t worry, I know I look totally cool in the pink socks. Next up….the podium!!!
Like I said, I think I was one of the heavier girls there. The winner is so tiny, but man can she move some weight! Super impressive.
And Finally, in case you can’t tell what a cheeseball I am and how excited I was about getting a medal. Yay!!!