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.

SaMcast 154

The cold open here is really a triumph and a testament to the friendship I share with Adam.

(13:06) Valheim
(21:33) Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet(Apple TV 2020)
(28:30) Mark Rober
(36:55) The Flight Attendant (HBO Max 2020)

Drinks!
Mike – Negroni with Del Profesore vermouth
Adam – Marlowe Artisanl Ales – Blackout Jinx

Followup and Footnotes
Music Break: No.Stress “Prelude No.1”
Fight Club
Coming 2 America
The Goonies

Back in the CoD saddle with the gang

I got a PS5 over the weekend. This is my first “real” console since the Xbox 360, waaaaay back when. Like, so long ago that it is probably in the MovableType era of falfa.com.

My pals have been current with the systems and they were kind enough to drag me along with them through some Call of Duty Warzone last night. It was a fun time and, despite what this video might suggest, it wasn’t all spent trying to get my audio working.

So now I’m downloading and installing a version of the game that will let me get some multiplayer reps so I’m not a complete anchor when we’re Warzoning.

Video games are fun.

Safe As Milk Podcast 153

After an extended break thanks to Mike catching COVID (nice work, duumy), we're back at it again. There is a lot of followup.

###Drinks!

###Followup and Footnotes

A chilly basket of serves

Got out in the sun and hit a couple of baskets of balls. Team tennis starts in a couple of weeks and I’d rather not be a heap of rust and pudding.

I might be out of the woods, Covid-wise. I still have a lingering cough but none of the other classic (awful) symptoms. There’s still so much unknown about this virus, but I’m going to play it like I’m almost whole and get back to regular life.