I've decided to start blogging again, because I'm training for a competition in March. I intend to set the bench record for my weight and age in Colorado, and Kpsnap has graciously allowed me to take it.
I'm going to try to be utterly candid in this log. I haven't been around for a while because, to be honest, I've been depressed. I discovered I need a minimum amount of cardio to keep wanting to stay alive, and I've been struggling with my feelings about aging.
The title refers to this: as a scientist, I used to be snotty about needing double blind clinical trials for establishing effects. Then, in discussion with a friend I said: I KNOW that fish oil affects my mood, but the evidence is mixed. She said: You are your own clinical study of one and you have the luxury of running as many trials as you want. Aha.
Today I am 5'4" and 47 years old. I weigh 109.5 lbs and bench 92.5 with a 3 second pause at the chest. I deadlifted (sumo) 203.5 in competition this fall and I squatted 132 in competition last summer.
I have a very funny story to tell you all in my next post about a guy doing partial reps in the smith machine.
I adore and admire every one of you powerful women.