Tag Archives: goals

Confidence building

tl;dr/BLUF: Bench is going up, life is good. Thanks to more work junk, I got to the gym late so my time there was significantly compressed. Today was squat/bench/row day, but after my warmup squat sets I decided that my … Continue reading

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You can do more than you think you can

A few weeks ago, my grandboss left for a new job. I was pretty sad about it– she really helped me to grow in my career. So at her going-away gathering, I stood up and shared how much I appreciated … Continue reading

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I can see the top from here

5x5B today: squats, OHP and deadlift. It was a tough workout today, and I suspect that I’m getting closer to the weights where I’ll start failing reps. I hate failing reps; I hate being close to failing. At that point … Continue reading

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Evaluating goals

Squats 2 days in a row! I was feeling good (not sore!) after yesterday’s 5x5B workout so I decided to follow it with an A today. The 5×5 program is supposed to be a 3-a-week, but I only have T-F … Continue reading

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Catching up, taper and race prep

I’ve been slacking on blogging my workouts! It’s taper week now, so for the next few days I’m doing yoga and stretching and going for walks (okay my plan has a tiny 2 miles tomorrow too). I picked up my … Continue reading

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Everything is good, just keep breathing: A long scuba weekend

I had an educational and fun dive trip last this weekend! I signed up for the Advanced Open Water certification course, and after we did the book-work last week we went out to a quarry a few hours away to … Continue reading

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Singles day

Kinda sore today, and in a hurry– so I decided it would be a good day to do some 1RM tests, just so I have a baseline. This gives me a good idea of where to put my opener– if … Continue reading

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