Good morning lovelies! The snow did come to Glasgow. Not loads and it hasn’t really settled on the ground, mainly just a sloppy mess! So yesterday when I headed into town I dug out my good old Hunter boots for the first time in ages. I haven’t owned a pair of winter boots in years so they had to do. At some points during the day the snowflakes were MASSIVE. It was really pretty even though I wasn’t really happy about winter coming back to us.
In the evening I went to open gym and got to see my friend Kyle for the first time in ages. We ended up doing our lifting together, which was really fun. I brushed off on my snatches and managed a 35kg snatch, not very far from my PB of 37.5kg so that was a good start considering we haven’t really done a lot of snatching so far this year.
Then I joined in with Kyle as he was doing cleans and worked my way up to a 55kg squat clean. After that I ran into the same issue I always get into with cleans, I can clean the weight but can’t get it up. So I cleaned 57 kg into a squat but couldn’t stand it up. So frustrating that it’s always the same weight I stumble on but this time I really didn’t want to be hard on myself because it was my first cleans of 2018. It’s fine! I’ve got a full year to practice them and improve my strength.
I finished off with some jerks. I’m not a fan of those either but I need to work on them because I can’t be frustrated and feel rubbish about it if I don’t give myself the time to practice and get better. It’s easy to stick to doing things that you enjoy and you’re good at. It’s not until we get out of that comfort zone we progress. I try to always keep that in mind when it’s difficult.
It’s funny because quite often when I focus on something in the gym I feel like I haven’t done in a while during open gym, the next day it’s in Stella’s class. She must’ve been thinking the same thing about the cleans because this morning there were jump ropes, squat cleans, front squats and burpees on the menu. Juicy for the legs!! Ooooft it was tough but what I needed.
It was my first 6.45 am class of 2018 this morning and boy did it feel tough when the alarm went off at 5.40am this morning! Once you’re out of bed it does get easier. Being in the class reminded me how much I love starting my day off nice and early by training, it really sets you up for a great day. Your energy is on top at the end of class and I love it. Although, after this session I just collapsed on the floor, then it felt better.
Today I’ve got some bits to do and then Jamie and I are hopefully doing something very exciting I’ll be sharing with you later if it all goes to plan!
Have a beautiful day my dears, M xxx