I’m in pre-meet hell. Tired, sore, crabby, nervous, scared. I think it gets slightly less intense with each meet, but it’s still a force to be reckoned with. If you would have asked me last week, I would have told you that I would have no problem hitting all my goals on October 30th. Today…..ugh…I’d tell you that I think I’ll be lucky to PR in all three lifts. However, I keep running through all the things I’ve accomplished and trying to talk myself down. I’m doing bench reps at just a few pounds under what I maxed out at in my last meet. I’m squatting 10 pounds over my previous PR. My deadlift is a bit of a wild card because I haven’t done much of it, but whatever. I’m doing RDL’s and reverse hyper like crazy and heavier than I ever have before. I even managed to rub the skin off the backs of both my ankles from doing heavy reverse hyper yesterday. So I should be fine….right? I’m starting to feel like The Situation on DWTS.
Uhhhhh….why the hell did I sign up for this again? (That’s what he should have been thinking anyway!)
Once again, I’m posting two lifts today. Yesterday I had a squat workout. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t great either. I was supposed to do 3×2 at 210 pounds. I just couldn’t get it. So I ended up doing 3 singles. After how easy 3×2 at 205 felt last week, you’d think 210 would at least be doable. I don’t know. Then I did some lighter deadlifts, 3×3 at 205, which I’m totally sore from this morning….scary. And of course, the reverse hyper that I mentioned previously- 3×12 at 50 pounds.
This morning, I was back in the gym for some bench reps. I did 3×1 at 145 with a pause, and then 3×3 at 135 close grip. Once again, the close grip reps were smooth sailing. Doing close grip makes me feel like I have elastic triceps or something. The weight just moves, not sure how. Lastly, I did some more dumbbell rows. I am officially sick of these babies. They did, however, allow me to pull my first dumbbell off the super bad ass rack. I knew it was coming, but I wasn’t sure when. Apparently today was the day. 55 pounds….and that’s probably as good as it will get.
I want to leave you with another link today. I’ve been following this blog for a while, and it’s got some great stuff. But I particularly liked yesterdays post. It’s an ode to training women. He actually says that it’s not all our fault!!! Check it out:
***Just wanted to add a shout out to my super tough boyfriend. He’s running in the Wild Duluth 50k tomorrow (33ish miles). It’s all on super hilly trails. He’s a rockstar!!!