Throwback Thursday post to my most recent meet almost two weeks ago.
This one was a tough one. There were so many variables: a new coach (the fabulous Christina Pollack of @consistent_purposeful_training), recovery from two injuries I sustained in the winter, not squatting for 5 months because of those injuries, new squat stance, questionable mental health 🤪, stress, and an accidental weight cut to name a few.
My head wasn’t always in the game, and it showed. I could have dropped out of the meet, and believe me, I would have if I thought that was best for me physically and mentally (powerlifting is my *hobby* after all), but I didn’t.
I chose to do it, and I chose to take away some positives:
I trained for this meet and brought the best I could that day in spite of life.
I didn’t beat myself up for not being where I thought I should be.
That new squat stance that @consistent_purposeful_training made me do had my squat depth like low, low, low.
Accidental cut meant I was solidly in the 84k class which was a goal I had for this meet. Next time I’ll get there the right way.
I’ve gotten a gold metal at all of my previous meets because I usually compete as a class of one in masters. This was my first time competing only in open class and I came in 3rd out of 8.
I got to spend the day with my PL Gang! I love these ladies. I’m old enough to be their older sister...or auntie...or...but the connection and support I feel from them defies anything we don’t have in common in terms of age, race, life experience, or love for Taylor Swift (sorry y’all, I just don’t get it). So off season it is. Time to work on getting physically and mentally stronger, and crushing it at the next meet.
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