Don’t ever feel bad for making a decision that upsets other people. You are not responsible for their happiness. You are responsible for your happiness.
Isaiah Henkel 

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Monday, 29th September

So apparently I’m doing Cindy later (wait, not like that.)

Kind of hoping for a snatch PR, hang or full, but we’ll see. I don’t wanna get crazy with weight since we’re doing Cindy annnnnd I kinda jacked up my shoulder practicing DUs on Thursday (forgot to tell y’all about that; I never understood the whole OMG my shoulders after DUs reference before…lord I do now!) but I have taken 3 days off and it feels pretty good so who knows.

I REALLY want to try and do this Rx. I never get to do unbanded pull ups during WODs because we do so gosh darn many reps at a time and my grip/strength can’t hold up. I feel like this might be the time to try it? It’s probably going to cost me a few rounds since I won’t have the band helping me but…for the sake of progress…

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Monday, 29th September
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.
Zen Shin Talks (via ohallwards)

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Friday, 26th September
allthingseurope:

Buttermere, UK (by Draco Dragon)

allthingseurope:

Buttermere, UK (by Draco Dragon)

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Friday, 26th September

KILLIN’ IT WITH DOUBLE UNDERS, OBVI.

…I’m about ready to sell my soul to the devil just to be able to string 10 DUs together, geez! Whipped the shit outta myself today.

Skill: DU practice, 5 min cap
Rest 3 min
Then: Max sit ups, 2 min cap
Rest 5 min
Then: 1000m row

DU: 63. Lololololol. I’m at this weird place where I figured out I can string 2 DUs together (without a single in between) but that’s all I can get. Then when I try to switch back to a DU, single, DU, single etc., I’m all jacked up and suddenly can’t get those either. WHAT HAVE I DONE. Cant go forward, can’t go back. Oy.

Sit ups: 61. What is core strength?

Row: 4:26. HOLY GOD. I haven’t ever done 1000m, and did not think my pace through. I got to 400m and was so tired and realized I wasn’t even halfway. My pace was all over the place; anywhere from a 2:04 to 2:18. What the. My goal became just to survive until 900m and then pull with everything I had left in me. Ended with a 2:04 pace. Yo. I need a re-do.

Then we had free time afterwards to work on whatever we wanted, so I whipped myself for another 20 minutes with DU (that’s mostly what the pictures are from; I didn’t do THAT much damage in the 5 min skill session.)

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Thursday, 25th September
Be soft, kind and loving. But also take nobody’s shit.
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Thursday, 25th September
Are you me? Haha but really I cannot navigate around the knees without losing my momentum. Sigh.

Are you me? Haha but really I cannot navigate around the knees without losing my momentum. Sigh.

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Wednesday, 24th September

The kettle bell strict presses were done seated on a box, with your feet off the ground and NOT touching the box; so all you could use to stabilize was your core. Good stuff!

My first set was a wobbly, hot mess though since I’ve never done these and have almost no core strength to begin with. Remaining sets were dramatically different though once my muscles “woke up.” Kept it fairly light though because, lol, WOD.

I overheard my coach announce “someone’s body has changed dramatically in the last couple of months…” But kept doing my thing. I looked up to see everyone looking at me: “Oh are you talking about me?!” “…Yup.”

Well….dang. According to him I’ve gotten much stronger. This is the second coach to tell me this in a week. So…maybe I can be a little kinder to myself. Maybe.

Was really nervous about being required to snatch from the ground for this WOD. I really struggle with snatches and for some reason my Hang snatch is much stronger than any snatch variation from the ground. But holy cow, tonight I straight up muscle-snatched a weight that was my 1RM hang snatch back in march. What even.

Oh, score right. Just shy of 5 rounds. My double unders and TTB took turns sucking.

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Tuesday, 23rd September

10# back squat PR.

Up to 155# now. Which is cake for some of you. But let’s take a second to consider I myself weigh 130# soaking wet… sooo…

If she was a drink, she’d be single barrel bourbon on ice. Smooth with a kick, a chill and a burn all at the same time.
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Saturday, 20th September

That feeling when you find out that your supervisor—the one you have revered, appreciated, been inspired by, and possibly considered yourself friends with for the past 5 months— has been making fun of you behind your back to other coworkers, over your mistakes made while doing something you had absolutely zero experience with.

I just feel betrayed, disappointed/let down, humiliated…and really hurt.

And I don’t know how to go back Monday and not treat her differently. (Although I technically shouldn’t know any of this, and there’s no way for me to address it with her without throwing my friend who told me under the bus.)

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Saturday, 20th September

I fucking loved this.

The pictures look overwhelming. Ask if you have questions.

So I was all nervous about what weight to use for this, because even though my back has felt good for a while now, I still have flashbacks of the injury and for some reason I feel the need to usually go lighter on weight than I really need to.

I did the first 2 rounds Rx, so that’s 65# and 75#, without any problems really, aside from my very first rep (a hip clean) which was HORRENDOUS. I don’t know if I temporarily forgot how to clean from that position or what, but I was all “Get your shit together, Lacy.”

I used 85# and 95# for the last two rounds, so 10# under Rx for those rounds. Now I feel like I should have maybe at least stuck with 95# for the 3rd round instead of using 85# but too late for that haha.

It’s a cool thing when you hit a PR in a WOD; 95# push jerk was a PR technically. It would definitely not be a PR for split jerk, I just never really do push jerk so I thought “hey, that’s cool!” And even better…I don’t feel like that would actually be my max so maybe I should test 1RM push jerk soon?

I only ended up with 30 pull-ups total, but that’s okay because I just wanted to focus on making each rep solid.

A guy came up to me afterwards and said “you kill it on every work out.” *hahahha no* but thanks dude :)

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Wednesday, 17th September

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Tuesday, 16th September

We have a huge influx of newbies at the gym (I feel like I say this once a week. They just keep coming!) which is great…

I started talking to this one girl during the warm up, asked if it was her first day, she said yes and then followed it up with “I just wanna tone up, I don’t wanna look like a *motions to arms* bodybuilder, so we’ll see how it goes.”

Sigh.

500-days-of-autumn:

girls don’t want boys, girls want season 3 of orange is the new black

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Monday, 15th September