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Tonight I went to the gym feeling good. And then somehow during the warm-up, I started to feel down. I wanted to just claim my shoulder hurt and go home. But I stuck it out and kept going through the warmup, and then started warming up for clean and jerks. I decided to do a full squat clean and a split jerk (it was a fair game day). My shoulder has been doing limited jerks for weeks since my old dislocated injury was acting up again (from working too much on pull-ups).

Like usual, I started at 65lbs. This tends to always be my first lift warm-up weight before we start the clock. I don’t like jumping from an empty bar to 85lbs, and not knowing how my shoulder was going to react I wanted to keep it lighter. My max before was 95 at 5×2. But this felt great. The clean felt amazing and smooth and it kind of threw me off.

I couldn’t stop smiling.

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Annotations, Reviews

Annotations: You’ll Grow Out of It

by Jessi Klein

  • midcentury emotionally withholding
  • “take care of your own bird”
  • into men who would best be described as consistently horrible.
  • you have a tape that’s playing in your head. You need to decide to stop playing the tape.
  • want to be sexy and comfortable and I want men to want to unwrap me like I’m a Christmas gift, but I also want to be left alone and take a nap
  • At this point in the monologue, I had the sudden realization that the completely illogical circular argument I was building was not unlike what men must tell themselves as they plan to murder their wives.
Annotations is a series of excepts from the books I am reading this year. When I finish each book I go through the lines I have marked and share them with you.
Annotations, Reviews

Annotations: A Conjuring of Light

by V. E. Schwab
Shades of Magic #3

  • It doesn’t matter what someone is. Only what they think they are.
  • Dawn to dusk
  • A fresh start. A good end.
  • Progress was a process, change took time, a winter before every spring.
  • “Do you miss me?” His gravelly tone seemed to linger in the air. // “Like an itch,” she murmured.
  • She was fierce, and powerful, and terrifying.
Annotations is a series of excepts from the books I am reading this year. When I finish each book I go through the lines I have marked and share them with you.
Annotations, Reviews

Annotations: Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits

by David Wong

  • Then one day he’ll find out his life is all wrapping paper and no gift.
  • I’ll spend the rest of my life trying to forget I ever met you.
  • There’s just slamming your head into the wall, refusing to take no for an answer.
Annotations is a series of excepts from the books I am reading this year. When I finish each book I go through the lines I have marked and share them with you.