Some of you may remember me from a while back. A bit over five years ago I moved to more southern parts, joined a new gym, and haphazardly lifted. Then at the end of this past year, my old gym closed. So sad. So I searched and I searched and I searched and I found a new place. It's less than ten minutes from my house. There's a weight room. There are cages. There are big rubber weights and I can drop them. I can deadlift and make a hell of a lot of noise. But ---- I can only do so during class time. Oh, yes, it is all built around classes! But these are not classes where one prances around in front of big mirrors. I go to power track MWF at 6:30 a.m. and we lift according to the plan set up by the dude who trains the local big basketball team. Almost every session there is some kind of deadlift. We also squat, bench, and do various other accessory work. My first time I showed up, it was conditioning day: 15 sets of 3 reps each of deadlifts, one per minute. That got my attention! So I am already boring my Facebook friends with my progress, so I thought I'd come here and bore you all instead. This is PR week. Last week was builiding up to PR week. Next to deja, I am a total weakling. Next to most mortal women of my maturity and wisdom, I am an amazon. My prepping for PR week deadlift was 209 pounds. Today my squat PR was 153 pounds. Last week my prepping for bench PR was 93 pounds. So we'll see what I can do this Wednesday morning on the bench and late week with the deadlift. Also, to note, I am quite chubby, about 30-something percent bodyfat. But the good news is that at 5'7" I am about 135 pounds of lean mass. More later!