Tag Archives: motivation

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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Feeling good about something

When other parts of my life (ahem, work) are a wreck, at least I can go lift heavy things and feel like I’ve accomplished something. Actually, I have a couple workouts to write about today– playing catch-up again– so I … 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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running up to Christmas

We’re at my parents’ now, so naturally I’m taking advantage of the dusty treadmill in their basement to get some vacation runs in (and not run outside in the snowy cold). Yesterday I resolved to run as long as one … Continue reading

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Beat up but faster

I arranged my runs this week so I had the weekend off, which means 2 miles today, 3 miles tomorrow, 4 miles on Thursday, and a 15-minute benchmark on Friday. I don’t like this one bit! I’m feeling beat up … Continue reading

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