Border Battle Winners!This is meet number 3 for me. Here is how it all went down...
I had to do a little dieting because I no longer walk around at 121lbs any more. I usually weigh in around 125lbs. There is no way I am going to compete in the 132's, so I have to reign it in when I compete. This is good for me on a couple levels. It keeps me from running wild in the weight department and it teaches me compassion for people who have to change their diets to lose weight. I was on a no treat, no corn chip, no booze diet for the past week. I weighed in at 121.5 this morning and I am about 121 now. So, not bad.
Squat was my main focus since Raw Nationals. I goofed up my last attempt on the squat at a meet and was stuck with 226lbs, when my plan was to nail 242lbs. Today I nailed 240lbs, no problem! American Record for the Women's Raw 123lbs class!
~Here is 240lbs on my third attempt.
Bench press is nap time for me. I don't like this lift, I am not good at it, and I guess I don't care about it that much. I do care a little because I do train the lift. I might like it more if I didn't suck at it. For now I try to use this time to recover and get ready for the Deadlift. Any way... 105 flew up no problem, but 115 was a no go. So, I was stuck with 105lbs.
Deadlift, the last lift of the meet. I used to love this lift... now it is a point of frustration. A year ago in September I competed in my first TSC and pulled 260lbs. The meet I did in February I pulled 281. I pulled 285 in the gym in May. Now I feel like I am hit and miss on this lift. My sticking point is off the floor. If I can break the floor, I can nail the lift.
I opened with 260, the bar flew up, no problem. My plan was to go for 285 on my second, but I backed down to 280 because I was feeling low on energy and I didn't want to get stuck with 260. Well, 280lbs flew up. It was probably my strongest 280 pull ever. I placed my third attempt at 290 for a pr... well, I missed the lift. I made the mistake of watching the two people before me miss their lifts. My brother-in-law pointed this out. Oops. The second problem was the fact that I just ran out of gas... I will write more about the dynamic of competing and meets.
~Here is my second attempt at 280
My total was 625lbs and I took first place in the Women's Raw division. I had a great time and learn a lot!