I guess I’ll start with right now. I’m super excited to be starting this blog because it combines two of my absolute favorite things: technology (the collaborative, creative, sharing kind; not so much the boxes and wires kind) and lifting heavy things. I’ve only just discovered a love of lifting, but I’ve been a technology and learning geek for a long time now.
So, I’m excited to see what happens when I put the two together… I’ve been dabbling a bit via my Instagram account (and then organizing and storing on my Flickr account), but this will hopefully be a much more thoughtful and structured space to share my learning (about lifting, not technology, you can go here for that).
I’ve been thinking about starting this blog for a while, because a) I’m a geek in all things, and why not also be a geek about lifting? and b) because I’m really excited about all the things I’m learning and I want to have a central space to share that stuff both for me, and for other people could potentially be actually interested (instead just forcing it on my Facebook friends, which, let’s face it, I will continue to do, now with even more links), and c) because when I do force this stuff down the throats of my patient and loving friends, some of them actually do seem interested, so this could be a great place to share ideas and resources that they may enjoy.
In the end two things really got the ball rolling:
- One of my former students, Charlotte, wrote to me a few weeks ago asking for some beginner info about lifting. As a teacher, there’s nothing I love more than seeing my students (current or former) excited about learning. Charlotte, who has just graduated from nursing school, expressed her frustration about being able to find just the right resources for her, because there is so much to sift through. Which made me realize that even though I might not share anything especially earth shattering here (actually, I’m sure I won’t) this space is more about that personal connection, my own reflection, and sharing what may be relevant for the people I care about (and anyone else who may happen to be interested).
- I just signed up for my first powerlifting competition! I have no idea if I will like competing (I definitely do *not* like people watching me train at the gym, so I’d say it’s not likely) but I’m really looking forward to finding out. Mostly I’m excited about challenging myself and focusing my training on a specific end goal, which I’ve never done before. This feels like the perfect time to start documenting my journey.
I’m not entirely sure what I’ll post here, but for sure I’ll share training notes, plans and videos, and hopefully I’ll also make some time to share resources I’ve found that have really helped me in my learning about lifting. If you’ve actually read all the way through this post, what would you like to see here?