Because it’s fun, that’s why

I saw a great quote the other day that made me stop and think: She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important. Marilyn Monroe There are training sessions in which you haul your ass into the gym wearily and wonder if you’ve got enough in…

Finland part 3 (the part where things got picked up)

Of course, the whole purpose of the trip was to lift things. I’ve put off writing this portion because it has taken me time to digest what happened, how it feels, and what comes next. This was my first international competition and actually, since I bombed out in squats at Nationals, the first time I’ve…

Two short weeks until IPF Worlds, Salo, Finland

I’m not quite sure why I the passage of time has eluded me over the last two weeks. Maybe it was being caught up in training and work or being distracted by the sudden appearance of Spring. Whatever the case, it only dawned on me yesterday that June is next week and I leave on…

Faith and deadlifts

Sometimes I think it would be easier to be a religious person. There’s a certain appeal in the idea of being able to hand off ultimate control to some intangible, omniscient entity, a relief in the idea of not holding your own destiny firmly in your two hands every hour of every day. But I’m…

This is my life and it is beautiful

Since March 31 of this year, Life has been rather a whirlwind. John and I have made some momentous decisions, both together and individually that have altered both our long-term plans and our daily lives significantly and those take wearing for a while to discover precisely how they fit. John has decided that he wants…