life + lifting

Thursday was deadlift day and I was excited to see if I could go up this time on my 5x3 since last time was right after we got back from St. John and I was feeling pretty weak. I am super happy that I did go up by 10 pounds!

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I did 260x3 and felt great, kept good position, and if you care to see a video of it, it's on my Instagram {@liftinginlilly}.

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That afternoon, I went back for the EWOD. My coach gave me goal times for each of the distances and I met them all and wanted to die as it felt like my quads were being stabbed 8,000 times.

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On Friday mornings, I usually skip the metcon and do my Oly, but the entire week was kind of off with our Oly work for a few reasons. So, I ended up doing the metcon and we are re-doing last week's Oly programming this coming week :) This workout killed me and I have been sore all weekend from it! It was way harder than it looked, definitely a sprint where you couldn't breathe the entire time. 

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Don't even ask me how Mike beat me... 

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That night, I studied a bit for my USAW Coaching Course and we went to our most favorite restaurant. I refuse to dress wintry ever, especially if I will not be spending more than a few seconds outdoors, so my Lilly "Clam Jam" dress was the perfect comfy and cute dress for the night. 

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People look at me like I am crazy sometimes, but you know what?!

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Saturday morning, I was up and ready for the USAW Sports Performance Coaching Certification! I wasn't super sure of what to expect for the two day course, but I was ready to listen and learn and soak up as much as I possibly could from Coach Polakowski! We were extremely lucky to have Coach P come do the cert at our Box, thanks to my awesome Coach who makes really smart decisions and makes sure that things are done the "right" way.

I didn't take any pictures at the cert, but Day 1 involved some periods of power points and lecture, then we partnered up with different people and coached them through different pieces of skill work and the lifts. It was interesting coaching people other than my lifting partner and being coached by people other than the ones who normally coach me. I was nervous, but I think I will be a good coach thanks to this course, and by continuing to watch other coaches, and obviously with practice practice practice! 

On Day 2 {today}, we did some more coaching of one another, learned a few more things, and then took a practical test and a written test. I was nervous about the practical test, but it ended up being fine! We picked a piece of paper out of a hat that had a skill or a lift on it and we were responsible for coaching someone through it. I got "Snatch Grip Push Press Behind the Neck" or PPBN, and it was a very simple movement to coach {thankfully}. And I passed :) The written test was half multiple choice questions and half short answers, and I think I did well. I used my fourth grade test taking strategies and was underlining key words, eliminating wrong answers, and it really did help me out!

Mike finally sold our elliptical machine that we haven't used in two years. If you really want to get in your first big fight of marriage, try moving a giant machine through a teeny maze of a hallway/landing.

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The doorways will never be the same, but after lots of yelling and sweating, we got it out. 

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Luckily, my school called a Snow Day for tomorrow already, which is SO nice after a busy weekend. Ruby and I are excited to relax for the rest of the night and catch up on life and lifting tomorrow!!

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I hope you all had a great weekend!