catspaw Posted January 2, 2016 Report Share Posted January 2, 2016 Recently on Catspawâ€™s challenges... â€¦ thatâ€™s a big olâ€™ whitespace there, yo. Okay, so I took a challenge off. Thatâ€™s allowed; sâ€™good refocus and recharge time. But even though the constant patter of my words here tapered off like sun breaking through rain, I wasnâ€™t taking a break on the other side of the screen. Notable accomplishments since my last challenge include: - 150 lb split jerk - 160 lb clean - 180 lb front squat - Below the brick line - Being a lot calmer work/life wise. - Basically just free-eating successfully. Itâ€™s only coincidence that it feels like Iâ€™m coming back refreshed at the start of a new year. I feel little kinship with those who will soon be hogging my squat rack for a few weeks before disappearing, giving the arbitrary delineation of â€œnew yearâ€ too much credence. But I know that amongst them will be a few who just needed a reason to start or restart, and who will stick with it, so Iâ€™ll try for patience. : ) Goals for this challenge: 1) Get that snatch PR Iâ€™ve been a hairâ€™s breadth from for months now I donâ€™t want to just get it once on one particularly stellar day when all the stars are aligned. I want to get it in a way that I can reproduce it. I feel close â€¦ really close. On many days, matching my PR feels easy sauce. I think if I dial in a few things, Iâ€™ll be there. 2) Consistent gym attendance (3x+/week) The start of the year is gonna be pretty busy for me, so I just want to make sure that I prioritize getting in there. Specifically Iâ€™m hoping for a back squat PR, but the actual goal is more about just getting in there and givinâ€™ â€˜er hell. 3) Be nicer to myself Once a week, deliberately do something that helps me relax. Long podcasted walk, massage, brunch with friends, live comedy show, whatever. Something thatâ€™ll make me smile, breathe deep, and come back stronger. 2 Quote You gotta experiment to find out what works for you.PM me with any questions about, well, anything! Current challenge: Catspaw Starts Strong Link to comment
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