Above pic, micro’s valiant-arghh-but not quite successful attempt to do the first press of that freakin’ press medley (weight belt kindly loaned by ouro)!!
I was hoping to get some pics etc. up here sooner, since this was a joint project with ouro; gotta give my version/corroboration of the Awesome Strong[wo]man Adventure! Ouro would not brag to this extent, but I’m allowed to…about HER, that is!
There may have only been 3 women, but we were all pretty game; Ouro is of course a willowy yet muscled 125ish lb., the gutsy non-member of ‘Team TMagnum, Hamilton branch :)’ was a 20ish/shortish/strongly built/128ish! lbs…and by the time the comp was over, I’m QUITE sure that everyone there (and possibly for miles around?!) had heard my intermittent proclamation that “I’m barely over a hundred pounds!” Woulda been a lot easier to have printed up a T-shirt!!
When all was said and done, ouro was the CLEAR victor; she was the ONLY woman to successfully complete every single task that comprised the women’s event (I TOtally sucked at the overhead presses, as in, “You want me to lift this WHERE??”), and the other gal missed 2 out of 3 presses.
It was nice that the Atlas stone was last, as I was able to revive my somewhat bruised tiny little ego by staggering around to an acceptable degree! My ‘holding the fort at home’, husband-as well as ouro, above :)-were kind enough to point out that among all those competing, I was the only poor lil thang who had to haul MORE than her own bodyweight (although ouro was just a few bitty few ounces over…shoulda seen that graceful toughy lift it off the GROUND pre-competition; I couldn’t budge the darn thing!).
I think it’s safe to say that ouro is an emerging force on the strong[wo]man front, and I’d like to announce that I am now her agent. Ouro doesn’t know that yet, but I’m sure she will find I’ll be busting my runty butt earning my 80% cut. If anyone else chats with her before I do, please let her know that I have her summer fully booked with competitions! Chop, chop, my leetle moneymaker, er, ouro-girl!
As well as being ouro’s agent, I will also be her Chief Cheerleader. That was my plan for today, but I forgot my pompoms, and everything just went out the window…next thing I knew, I was in some dratted strength medley (excuse me, but when they said medley, I was under the impression it involved FOOD)!
Gotta say that the experience WAS a total blast, despite all that whining and whinging about my [lack of!] size! I’m sure ouro rolled her eyes a few times at my impromtu goofing around, but I guess she’s forgiven me!? Hanging around watching the men compete, and waiting out a slight rain delay was a good opportunity for both members of Team Chicklet to be a bit silly, and have a giggle or two…not at anyone else’s expense :)!
It’s been fun to read the above comments-thanks for the good thoughts! I think I speak for ouro also, in saying that if anyone else has the chance to do a comp like this, or a PL or whatever-even if you’ve never done one before-definitely go for it, you’ll have a laffriot! Oh yeah, and if at all possible, go with a ‘friend in lifting’, especially a cool dudette like ouro! Double the fun, fer sure…