Back in early August, my lifts were coming along, and I was feeling good. Then we moved. I've been using more energy than I'd care to working on the house, fixing things, etc. We also spent the better part of 2 weeks moving from our old house to the new, as it was only a couple of blocks away and we figured it would be easy. Long-story, short, we've had a debacle on our hands for weeks, and I'm still worn-out from it all. I've started getting some decent lifts in, again, which would be great, but it seems like one thing after another keeps me exhausted (gas leak in the middle of the night, as example), so I can't recover. I've got nagging pain in my left bicep, and same in my back and right oblique - it is nothing crippling, but I'm off on all my lifts, because of it.
Today, I'm probably off 10% on all my lifts. I got an easy 555 lb squat this week, but failed on 605. I easily pressed 235 lbs overhead, but missed 245 on the axle. I pulled a marginally ok 585 lbs, but then missed a second rep, and could barely muster a 500 lb axle pull, and even then, tweaked my oblique.
Bottom-line, I'm lifting, but I'm not in shape to compete in Utah's Strongest Man this year. I've got too much going on, too much stress, and things pulling me in opposing directions. I need to reset and reestablish because I just don't have it today.
Here's to a solid reset, and starting work towards next year, and my other short-term goals like 1,700 lbs in 2015.
Thanks for reading!