Man. Gotta get my bench up. The guys in my weight class I’m competing against have similar squats and deads to me, but 50+ more pounds on bench….
Just got the roster for my meet this weekend. My class is actually the biggest with 12 lifters. Two of them competed at the same meet last year and got 1400+ totals, so my only chance is top three, and that’s pretty doubtful. Ah well.
Honestly, I stick to pretty conventional stuff, what is cheap (~$30 or less) and drinkable in my area. That’s bourbon, more often than not. My go-to’s are Wild Turkey, Bulleit (I like their rye especially), Maker’s Mark, Buffalo Trace, and Eagle Rare. I don’t like many of the cheap scotches. The best in the $30 and under imo are Johnny Walker Black (red is undrinkable), and Trader Joe’s actually has a surprisingly good 10 yr single malt now.
Feeling pretty low…As I was leaving the seminar I’ve been attending, several of the other grad. students were talking about going to get drinks. Nobody said anything to me; I thought about inviting myself, but (a) that would have been awkward, and (b) I still had my long commute home to look forward to and just wanted to get it over with. But then I just felt lonely and mad at the situation, not having any friends or really even knowing anybody, having to commute to a school I’m just visiting anyway, etc. And since Fran’s working overnights, of course I’m coming home to an empty apartment and looking forward to another night of very little sleep….