Thursday, November 20, 2014

Doormats and dead lifts.


1. pleasing; agreeable; delightful:

2. amiably pleasant; kind:

3. characterized by, showing, or requiring great accuracy, precision, skill, tact, care, or delicacy:

4. showing or indicating very small differences; minutely accurate, as instruments:

5. minute, fine, or subtle
6. having or showing delicate, accurate perception:

7.refined in manners, language, etc.:


1. a mat, usually placed before a door or other entrance, for people arriving to wipe their shoes on before entering.
2. a person who is the habitual object of abuse or humiliation by another.

 How is it that these two words have become linked...or is it just me?  In some recent work with a therapist, I was trying to explain how I was trying to be "nice" that I wanted to be "nice" so that everything would be "nice."  
Their response? "How is speaking up for yourself not "nice." How is simply giving someone the facts not "nice." How is setting boundaries not "nice."   
Good question.  
Some things just fucking suck and no amount of whatever I think might be "nice" is gonna change that.. Challenging shit makes us stronger if we simply face it and deal with it. ...I was confusing doormat with nice....wipe your feet outside so the floor inside stays...nice.
 I really really like some of the above definitions of the word nice....Just like the word "fine," I think we have lost the beauty of this word....or maybe it is just me.
Speaking of nice...I have had some nice PR's the last week and a half.  
I have fallen behind on blogging...some sort of "I got nothing to say" thing...which is true...But I like having this record of lifts and workouts and pictures of kitties...
I feel more accountable some how....speaking of which...this eating thing is working for me.  I "cheat" here and there on a weekend, but not during the week....and that goal I had of getting into the first kilt I ever bought...(by the new year) seems almost attainable now.  Even though I won't ever wear it in competition again...too dang short.


As of last week...I can get it on again.  I would not say it "fit fits" yet....but it is much closer.  Just for comparison I put my kilt on that I used this year for competition and well...there is much more Velcro at the waist than I need...

Been doing Crossfit like a crossfitter for a couple weeks. Last week and this week we have been testing one rep fucking everything.  I am so sore that I am taking today off and last week I only worked out 3 days...

Here they are so far...these are the numbers we will use for the next 9 week program BJ has everyone on....all that is missing is the freaking front squat which is tomorrow and well and comments and extras I left off cause I haven't written in so long.
Snatch  (FU)  110  (actual PR....but my form has fallen apart) 

Clean & Jerk   150  (actual pr....but again STRUGGLING with form...)

Bench   (FU) 145  (Not a great lift, but a 2014 PR...was 125 in March..I know it sucks, whatever. There is way more in there if I clean up form.)

Strict Press  120  (actual pr!...whatever...I was happy)

Mile ROW  7:07

Back Squat  335  (5 short of my PR, but it was a pretty good lift, a little forward on the way up.  Will and I decided it wasn't smart for me to push it.)

Push Press  165 (another actual PR....Faith said my right knee wasn't this one is iffy)

Dead   365   (2014 PR 10 more than in March...15 shy of my actual pr)

(There were 400 & 800 meter run in there too...they were just sad...2:45 & 6:52!  HA!)

Not too shabby considering I was not in a lifting program...and this is fresh off the end of the season.  

The yoga has fallen apart...but I will try to get on it again.

Other news?  I am signed up for a strongman type competition in Jan....

Oh come on Jean Luc!  It is a low key competition and everyone should try new things!

I'll follow up with the Front squat when I have it...I hope it's a nice lift.

(see what I did there?)


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