A chicken in a tree from Zeneedle
Back squat 1-1-1-1-1
then 12-9-6 at 60% (100#)
I finally beat my squat PR of 155#, which I got back in January. Finally! The last couple times I did back squats, I did 155 pretty easily but had a huge mental block and bailed when I tried 160. Today I said to hell with 160, I'll go for 165. I tried to stay calm, not stress about it, and just go for it 100 percent once I put my hands on the bar. It took 3 tries. The first I just barely dipped and then came back up, the second was a bit shy of parallel, and then I knew I could do it, so I asked someone to watch on the third try and make sure I got below parallel - and I did! It feels really good to conquer a mental block like that.
Lots of social fun planned for this weekend - I have a friend who's defending today (wish her luck!) and a neighborhood party tomorrow, then a hike on Sunday. And next week I start tapering for the Open. Having this PR under my belt really boosts my confidence and makes me more excited for the competition. We're going to have a big group from our gym, including four women (much better than being the only girl at Sectionals) and of course a whole bunch of our very good-looking Flatirons men. It's going to be a blast.
- Supplements take two from Whole Nine ("the Rant Parade down Supplement Street" - I love it!)
- Totally randumb from Not Always Right
- Yukon freeze it from Not Always Right
- Laura Cesari's atmospheric strata necklace via Craftzine: