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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Last thoughts before I compete

I lift tomorrow at 3:30 London time. I am both ready and a little nervous. Who wouldn't be? It's the OLYMPICS! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me in any way at any time along my journey. I hope to make you all proud. I hope to have "Sarah's Day" tomorrow and do MY best. USA! USA! USA! USA!

34 comments:

Cibatarian said...

Git it gurl! Let's see some awesome PRs! I'll try to watch but have been having connection problems the entire games. I will be following the meet via text though. A few of my friends will be in the audience routing for you and Holley.

Let's go Team USA!

Bowser said...

Good luck! I will be staying up late here in Australia to see you!

titancia said...

Good luck!! My whole household is rooting for you here in California!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck and have fun

From Daniel lauritzen from San jacinto
TIGER PRIDE USA All the way

Susanne said...

Good luck!

Kat said...

Go girls go! Winners no matter what.

Kat said...

Go girls go. You are winners no matter what! Go usa usa usa...

Elizabeth said...

Go get 'em! So proud of you!

shoulderache said...

Good for you!!! Keep it up!!

So proud of what you've accomplished!

Thank you for being out there and making people see that women can do things that are supposed to be "mens' things"

shoulderache said...

So proud of you!!! Keep it up!!

Thank you for being out there, doing things as a woman that people normally see as "men's stuff" and doing it well!

Alicia said...

It was so great to watch you compete even if you didn't medal. I've started getting into weightlifting in the past year and you're such an inspiration to me. Thank you for bringing some insight on what you do!

Sarah said...

You did a great job!! I was so psyched to watch! Also, going up in weight after not making an attempt was so awesome. I think I squealed and wouldn't shut up about it when you made it. You're such an inspiration!

planetMitch said...

Sarah - heck, i missed the live broadcast - hope you had fun even tho you didn't make the podium. We're all proud of you regardless of the outcome.

Sarah said...

You did an awesome job!! I was so psyched to watch! Also going up in weight after not making an attempt was amazing. I think I squealed and then wouldn't shut up about it after you made it. Such an inspiration!

frenchfriesandgravy said...

Congratulations, Sarah! We were blown away watching you. You did great!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on an excellent performance today, Sarah!

Anonymous said...

Hey Sarah! Just saw your 145kg clean and jerk here in CA. I don't know much about weightlifting, but that was awesome! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

I just watched you for the first time in the Olympics. I am soooooooo proud of you. (and glad you found a sponsor!).

You have totally inspired me and my family. Thanks for putting the biggest smiles on our faces. All the best moving forward. Seriously. You deserve it.

Sincerely,

Tricia Callender

Anonymous said...

Awesome job, Sarah! PERSONAL BEST at the OLYMPICS! You are an inspiration.

Janie said...

I just saw the NBC report on you and how hard it has been to support yourself. My question is, why can't the gym you train at, find something for you to do in off training time, to give you a job? Even answering the phone? Making a job up...

Cyndi Calhoun said...

Good luck!! We're rootin' for you. :)

Allison said...

I'm a new reader to your blog...just stopped by to say good job today! You really looked great up there - confident and professional. Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment.

Looking forward to reading more on your blog.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! I am so proud. Thank you for all your hard work. You are tremendously uplifting. I'll be watching for you in 2016.

elizabeth said...

Congrats Sarah! I didn't get to see your clean and jerk, but my husband and I were cheering along during the snatch section this morning and saw you SMOKE the 120kg lift--you made it look so easy.

Great job! ::highfives::

Joanna Hicks said...

You're an inspiration, Sarah! I am looking forward to seeing what you do in 2016.

Jodie said...

Woo! Cheering you on from Australia, hope you get a new PB!

Jodie said...

Damn, just googled it (thanks time differences) and you've competed. Brava to you for getting so far, and now onwards to the next Olympics! Hopefully you'll pick up some more sponsors for your journey. Thanks for being amazing and inspirational.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your lifts! Powerful and graceful too, and very gritty on both third lifts!

Gracchus said...

good race congratulations greetings from Rome Italy
ciao

mg said...

i feel like you are the best ... never give up and, more important, have fun when doing it !!!

yours Alberto from italy

Anonymous said...

Sarah, I am one of your Kindergarten teachers and I am both proud of you and excited for you. I got to watch you compete and you were great! Congratulations. Sharon hayden

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your Olympic experience. Something few people get to experience. I am sure that 4 years from now you will take the event. I look forward to following you in the next 4 years of training. You have made all of us proud. You conducted yourself with honesty and dignity. I hope potential sponsors step up.

Congrats!

Samantha Angela said...

I watched you lift. You did an amazing job!! You made it look easy
You should be completely proud of yourself :D

Irate Pirate/Freesia said...

NBC in New Hampshire didn't show your lifts (I swore at my computer and TV for hours). I followed and refreshed like crazy, though! And yelled *YES!* and cheered at my laptop.

Still trying to find video so I can see the amazing feat that is YOU in action.

Amazing job! 2016... that's your year!