My first Olympic weightlifting competition is Saturday morning. Yes, it will be about Snatch and Clean & Jerk - and not where you clean and jerk about my snatch - had to be said by me first :) Anyway… I’m very excited about this. At 54 years old and at 110 lbs (50k more or less), I will be an oddity, not to mention the sheer amount of ink and silver hair… Then again, what do I ever do that passes for ‘normal’?! It is an exacting, graceful, powerful, immensely fun challenge for me and is the reason for the gradual changes in my musculature that some may have observed. It isn’t powerlifting, it is about fast-twitch, explosive coordination and it lights me UP!
My opening lifts are snatch at 33k (72-1/2lbs) and clean & jerk at 38k (83-1/2lbs). I have three attempts and assuming I successfully complete each lift, I will add more weight. Regardless of outcome, I am going to have a blast and hope this is the first of many!
I have some images ready to post either tomorrow or queued for Saturday. I won’t be completely off the grid, but I wanted to let you know that I am extremely excited and if you aren’t already asleep by the time you get to this part of the post, wish me luck. Your good wishes always mean so much to me!