I had fun picking this up a few times last night:
That’s my actual bar. I was pretty excited after my 2 rep pr and decided the bar looked “cute” with all those plates on it. 2 reps at 255lbs, and it went up pretty easily (at least compared to my other lifts). I think I’ve finally learned a thing or two about setting up really well before I lift it. It almost reminds me of teaching piano because I’m constantly telling my students to take a second and think about what’s coming up before they start playing. And piano requires getting your hands in the right position too. :)
I actually wasn’t expecting a pr because I was tired, and I was dumb and wore capris. I hate doing dead lifts without socks or pants. I can’t believe it, but I didn’t scar my legs for summer (yet). We were also pretty rushed so I made big jumps which is usually not ideal for me since I’m super slow to warm up and putting plates on the bar is a lot of work! I did 135-185-215-245-255. So hooray!! I’m working for 300 sometime soon-ish!!!
The wod was 3 rounds for time — 15 dead lifts @ 140 + max effort 400m run, 90 second rest. That’s my jam. I think I did 2:34, 2:33, 2:55. Something close to that.
And now a confession:
Yeah, my 21DSD is officially over! And I’ve had Diet Coke! I know this is very sad, but the 2 things I missed the most were Diet Coke & Skinny Vanilla Lattes. I guess I have acquired the taste to like chemicals over calories/sugar. I particularly miss it in restaurants. Ordering water stinks. Don’t make fun, most Colorado people have tricked themselves into liking the taste of beer. That has to take a lot of work. :) And yes, I know it’s ridiculous to avoid chemicals in everything else and then go drink a Diet Coke.
I’ve also had some dark chocolates and Starbucks once, but I really haven’t gone too crazy. I went to Sprouts to shop for the week, and I bought exactly 1 thing that wasn’t 21DSD — Lara Bars which are mostly for Kevin to take to work. I haven’t exactly decided my plan of attack yet, but I mostly just don’t want to keep things at home (especially DC). Weekdays are still pretty easy for me to eat right, so I’ll need a plan before the weekend!!
I’ll do a recap on the whole 21DSD experience soon. Spoiler: it was good, and you should try it.
Working on The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Meyes. I knew I shouldn’t read it before bed last night. The first portion of the book is about a family living in German-occupied France during 1916, and it’s stressful. I didn’t have nightmares, but I was super restless. I should have just finished it. I have about 250 pages left to go, but that’s never stopped me before. :)
This was a great post from Modern Mrs.Darcy on her favorite podcasts. Gives me a little bit of variety from listening to every single back episode of Balanced Bites. :) I especially love Office Hours with Dan Pink, and I was unsurprisingly drawn to the episode on introverts with author Susan Cain.
Did you know that one of the reasons introverts dislike small talk so much might be that we don’t have strong short term memories? It’s difficult for us to quickly think of something to say about nothing. Also, A listener called in who was frustrated that her company was hiring all extroverts just because they knew how to charm during an interview. Dan Pink mentioned that the ONLY question you can ask during an interview that is a predictor of how the person will do on the job is: “What do you know about this company?” That’s likely a good question for introverts. :) Also, I felt affirmed that INTROVERTS LOVE THE INTERNETS. They chatted a little bit about how it’s basically made life easier for introverts, and that is so true. I don’t think my business would be as successful if I had to do all of it face to face or over the phone!! In fact, I most often haven’t even spoked with prospective students on the phone before they show up at my door for their first lesson.
So what do you think of this tweet????
An interesting thought. I do think there are often some major disadvantages for introverts, particularly in the workplace, but also in the church.
Sorry, I’m totally fascinated by all of this. We always have scintillating dinner conversations after I’ve listened to a lot of podcasts. Kevin said he might start asking that question when he interviews people, and, in light of recent evidence, we may have decided inconclusively that Kevin is an ambivert as opposed to an extrovert like we previously thought.
What are you lifting/listening to/reading?