Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Pull Up Princess

Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post. Things are moving on this front and whilst it could be imagined that I'd be jumping up and down for joy that it's all being put right, it's more a sense of disappointment that pervades my thoughts on the matter, although I'm relieved to see some resolution on some fronts.

However, enough of that. Yesterday I went to the gym and had a much needed tempo-interal-ly style of run. Yeehah.

Then I did something out of the ordinary - I casually sauntered up to the chin up rack, looked at it and thought, "I wonder...".

So I grabbed the bars and hung there momentarily and thought "let's see..." and just like that I had pulled myself up!

Woooohhoooooo. My first unassisted pull up in years!

Wondering if it was a fluke, I lowered myself and tried again. I got up there again but gosh, did it look ugly!!!!

Two pull ups nailed...unassisted!

I'm sure when Shelley comes back and I try this again, I'll have to write it off as an adrenalin fuelled fluke! Anyway, it was a nice fluke!

I have really missed training this week. The DOMS party that we're going to have next week shall be quite the occasion!


Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

Wow! Just found your site and you are amazing! Congratulations. I lost 150 pounds and have kept it off for 12 years, but in no way look like you! Wow!

LizN said...

Hi Diane, thanks for dropping by - now I'm going to have to come and visit you. 150lb kept off over 12 years - sister, you're the one who is amazing.

liz N

ss2306 said...

Looking forward to joining your doms party next week.

I feel like my muscles have turned to jelly or maybe that's just my belly! Nah, just kidding. All good up this way. Feeling quite lazy though even though I've done some exercise every morning. Maybe it's the 10 hours sleep a night and lying in the sun getting a tan that's making me feel like a slob.

You have a great weekend away and get carbed up cause you're gonna need that fuel next week cause I'm gonna make u work HARD!!!! Yahooo!!!!

Claire said...

Nice work with the chins Liz! now you can work on building those 2 into 10!!! haha - I can only do 4 at the moment but I used to be able to do 10 before I decided to go ride my bike from Cairo to Capetown and lost a heap of upper body strength in the process!!! There's not that many girls that can do 10 chins unassisted.

From Claire (who used to sometimes do your Sat RPM classes at Indro if there was no road racing on (and is now living in Tassie hence you never see me anymore!))

Keep it up Liz - Strong girls rock ;)

Doris's BEHAG journey said...

hey Liz

Something of a goal of mine is to do chins............but of course not with this weight on atm.

Good to be back into the land of blogging - but did I miss something from your previous blogs??? What happened there??