14 Years a-Twittering

That’s an awfully long time.

I still enjoy twitter. I’ve had to prune who I follow and mute the occasional trending topic, but I’ve got it to a place where I like visiting a couple of times a day.

PR snatch.

RVA Weightlifting had an intra-team meet last weekend. it had been over a year since my last meet and 6 weeks since recovering from goddamn COVID. Training went reasonably well but I still went with super conservative openers. I probably play it too safe on the platform, but I would rather sandbag early than bomb out of a meet. I went 2-for-3 on the Clean and Jerk, missing 105kg at the end. It was a timing problem, not a power problem, which is heartening.

This 80kg snatch is probably a 3-4kg PR. Hell, it’s probably a 2-3kg attempt PR. I have had a hang up on this weight for a couple of years and it looks pretty easy there in the video.

Like I mentioned yesterday, I’ve hopped off of the Weightlifting program to compete at a Strongman contest in June. Assuming I live through that, I should have a brand new base of strength to shoot for another Weightlifting meet (and a PR or two) in the Fall.

2021 River City Strongman

I thought I was done with strongman contests, but when Chris gets back in the Hosting game I guess I’ll need to get back in the contest game. It’s just 8 weeks after my next weightlifting meet so it’ll be a gear-change into heavier weights.

And it’ll be in the middle of Team Tennis season, so it’s all uncharted water. I’m stoked.

And these are consistently the most comfortable meet shirts I’ve gotten. I have to size up, but they’re worth it.