53 tonnes!

One month ago I pulled a massive, 53 tonne truck!! I have been meaning to tell you about it since then because it is one of the best things I have ever done and I am super proud of myself! This post is not about false modesty and any of that stuff, this post is…… Continue reading 53 tonnes!

Covid stopped play…

I mean not like it did in 2020 where the whole world stopped, but it stopped my play… and my work… and my ability to do anything much. All in all it was generally unpleasant and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. On top of that I had managed to go so long without catching…… Continue reading Covid stopped play…

Motivation by the truck load…

It may be obvious by the general lack of updates, that the mop of demotivation has reared its dank and musty head once more I have still been training, but it has been a little more sporadic than I would like, which means that, although I am making progress, it is slower than I want…… Continue reading Motivation by the truck load…

Comparison…

You must have heard the quote… Comparison it the thief of joyTheodore Roosevelt It is used (rightly) to stop people from constantly comparing themselves to others, especially others that they see on social media and through other highly curated lenses that only show life highlights! I firmly believe that comparing yourself to other people (unless…… Continue reading Comparison…

The best laid plans of mice and men..

So, on Sunday I was supposed to be competing in my second ever strongwoman competition. I was prepared, I had worked hard to master the dreaded axle presses that had been plaguing me and I was undoubtedly better prepared than before my last one. What is more I had more or less banished the obligatory…… Continue reading The best laid plans of mice and men..

I found some strongperson friends!

I’m so happy ’cause today I found my friends… https://www.youtube.com/embed/pkcJEvMcnEg They are not in my head! Ok I met some more strong person friends, Ok, some of the same ones and some new ones… What I am trying to say is that a coach near me has started running a strongman workshop on a Sunday…… Continue reading I found some strongperson friends!

Well… I was after a challenge!

Not so long ago (last week actually) I told you that I had entered another Novice Strongwoman competition (read all about it). I was happy about this, along with a little apprehensive, mainly because I have to figure out an axle clean, and don’t get me wrong I am still happy (and apprehensive) about this,…… Continue reading Well… I was after a challenge!

Project competition ready just got more important…

I started this project with the intention of getting fitter and stronger and feeling ready to compete again. I have been making progress and all that, but the general goal had no end date. Until now that is… Well, maybe not an end date as such but certainly a significant interim milestone… OK, what I…… Continue reading Project competition ready just got more important…

Reminding myself I love deadlifts!

You know me, I deadlift above everything, it is a recurring theme of my training. Or at least it is until recently… Recently, for no real reason I have been putting them off, and because I was putting them off I worried that I would be back in that “almost at 100kg but not quite”…… Continue reading Reminding myself I love deadlifts!

Project Competition Ready – Day 33

Remember the rules: Well we are at the “expect the plan to go off the rails” stage, but I am not yet ready to throw away the plan! The plan is not completely off the rails but it does have a bit of a wobbly wheel… It is not so far off that I can’t…… Continue reading Project Competition Ready – Day 33