First, I would like to thank all of you at the gym for helping put together the wonderful Good Luck book! (I know Rhea took care of organizing it, but you were the ones that looked like idiots for the camera. Thank you, it meant a lot to me.)
I had big expectations for this years national event along with a bit of trepidation. For a couple reasons this will be my last national meet for at least a year due to travel restrictions from a growing family. Fortunately, next years nationals is in Dallas so I have no reason not to compete in it. I am already looking forward to getting back into training for that meet along with taking several of you with me as athletes!! Don’t worry, not before I take at least 3 months off hard training to welcome our baby girl and figure out how to handle 2 kids at the same time…
Many of you may have known that going into my travel day (Saturday) I was quite heavy for my weight class (69kg). In fact I think I was close to 73 kg on Wednesday so I had a lot of weight to drop before Sunday morning. It was a close call and took a couple attempts at weighing in to finally get that beautiful number on the scale 69.00.
My snatches didn’t feel so great in the warm up room and as a result I lowered my starting weight, but once I got on stage, the lifts felt great. I missed a close 120 according to the judges, but hit a solid 115 which is a decent lift for me and allowed me to take 4th in the snatch.
I followed that with a higher opener in my clean than I had planned, but I felt ready to go for it and my legs felt strong. Mentally I failed on the first two jerks, but I managed to pull myself together to hit the last jerk at 150 kg to take the bronze in the clean and jerk and 4th in the total.
Overall, I am satisfied with my performance, not happy, but satisfied for now. I know I have more in me and if things had gone differently on that last snatch, I am certain things would have been different in the clean and jerk.
In sports like these where the judges hold a lot of power and are relatively subjective, it’s important not to allow them the chance to take something away from you. Next time I will make sure my lifts are perfect so there is no one to blame but myself.
Thank you again for every little bit of cheering and support you offered. It means the world to me and I hope to represent even better next time!
Tuesday S&C Workout:
1 min max cal AD