While other people celebrated civil rights and gorgeous January weather (think sunny and mid-fifties), I stayed at home and worked on projects for clients that don’t observe the holiday.
But I did manage to get out long enough for a noon-time workout. It was deadlift day at Crossfit: five sets of five repetitions, with the goal of increasing the weight for each set until you max out. I set a new five-rep personal record with 200 pounds. Holla!
Makes me think of something my trainer told me a few years ago when I first started lifting weights for real: “It’s easy to get strong,” he said, “all you have to do is pick up heavy stuff off the ground.” Well, given that I currently weigh in at a whopping 135 pounds, I think 200 pounds counts as heavy. Maybe someday I’ll be strong!