Last sunday my first equipped meet took place.
I am still over the moon about my performance on that stage. I ended one chapter of my lifting carreer to start reading another one.
Coach gave me some rest so I could recover from all of this. And I used my spare time to do so.
That does not mean I didn’t see the gym at all. I went to the gym several times and focused on mobility work and light weight exercises.
Yesterday I had my first central training. It felt heavy. Heavy on my body and my mind.
If you would tell me that I moved all that weight 505,5 KG in total at the equipped meet I would tell you that it was not me but a body double. So at this point I am not that happy about myself, and my first training of the new cycle. And the real deal has yet to come. PLAYTIME is over.
I have to find the switch to turn that unhappy feeling in something positive. Because I know there is a lot to be excited for.
□ International competitions
□ The opportunity to develop myself as a more skilled athlete,
□ Learn a lot more about lifting and myself.
With my equipped performance last week I was able to get invited to participate at the European Championship Equipped Powerlifting in Pilsen [ Czech Republic ]. Not in in a million years I would have thought I would be doing such a thing. Knowing that powerlifting started as a joke and just for fun. And within 2 years it has became the real deal.
Just as real as the tickets that are booked to Canada where I’ll be participating at the World Championship Powerlifting in Calgary. ✔⚪⚪⚪✔. Talking about FUN stuff right.
Without having fun there is nothing to it. So that is what I am going to have from now on even now PLAYTIME IS OVER.
The new cycle is leading to Dutch Nationals that is 48 days and 14 hours away. So buckle your seatbelt. It’s going to be a bumpy right.
◇ Untill we meet again ◇