- Today: Deadlifts. Probably also front squats, maybe a 5-7 mi run if I have time (it’s gonna be 79!)
- Today is my last day of undergraduate classes. I am so thankful to be done and to have done the activities I accomplished.
- Tomorrow: Open water swim with my best outdoor friend in the morning (1-1.2 mi), bike or run in the afternoon.
- Saturday: Serious bike time.
- Sunday: our physical chemistry project pulled through so all day in the lab, except for a morning run.
- I also think now would be a good time to google videos of athletes carrying Atlas stones, seeing as I have to get my parent’s giant, never-used CRT TV display into my car and it’s about the same size and weight.
When you’re the friend people choose to help them move out, what do you do when you need to move out?
Do you feel like your long runs take away from your strength progress at all? Genuinely curious
I’m in the mindset now that lifting will help my running and swimming, it’s not my #1 goal right now. Running after squat day makes running after a rest day feel like flying. But the answer is also yes; my crossfit coach yelled at me all January about how running was ruining my ankles and therefore my ATG squats. I don’t know if that’s really the whole story behind why my squats suck. Either way, running and lifting together gives me enough variety to always enjoy lifting.
My best friend is coming to take pictures of my lifts tonight. I am so excited; she isn’t an athletic-minded human at all, so it will be interesting to see what she does with it. The pictures may not make it up on tumblr because they’re going to be printed for a small showing, but that’s not wholly decided.
Lifting victory: non-creepy faculty member at the gym asks me for a spot on his 225# bench. And then tells me I have a good deadlift and I’m doing pretty well for myself.
Dear Freshmen staring and pointing at me at the gym:
I can see you. I don’t know what you’re saying, but if I can see you then you can see me actually doing work. Thus, know that if you are making fun of me, I could likely outrun your escape and then toss you out a window.
Love and hugs,
“That girl at the gym” (also having a bad day)
I have to go to the RMV this afternoon to renew my drivers license, but I’m not sure if I should run first, or when I get back. Running when I get back has the potential for me becoming impatient at the RMV and not going; but running before has the potential of me not going to renew because I have to drive across state tonight and I still have another two weeks until my license actually expires.
I think that means I probably should have gone for a run when I first woke up at 6:30 am, but I really needed the extra 2 hours of rest I got instead after lifting last night (and twice before during this week, the week I thought about not lifting to recover for the half this weekend). Oops?
It’s below zero
Negative four degrees out
Screw this, it’s gym time.