It was very strange to only be able to compete in the curl when I'm used to competing in full power sports and full power lifting at every meet. But I am so grateful to the Lord that he gave me the health to compete at the World Cup (even though I've been too sick to train and the doctor's said I'd never compete again after last March).
It felt great to be on the platform again and to have the support of so many wonderful friends. It felt weird curling 40 pounds less then I am used to curling at meets. But then again I weighted in at 143 pounds without cutting weight when I used to have to cut 5-10 pounds to make 165.
Again the Lord blessed me and I was able to set state and National records on each of my three attempts, we'll ignore the fourth attempt which was really whimpy.I was also able to curl body weight-as light as it is now. I actually broke Terry Hedrick's 148 pound class masters 2 record in the curl. What a humbling experience. To break one of Terry's records is like being a quarterback and breaking a record set by Elway, Manning or Marino. (We won't discuss the fact that even when I was healthy at 165 Terry at 148 could out deadlift me without even trying.)
NASA is hands down the best power lifting organization in the world. I cannot begin to express how grateful I am for my association with NASA and all the wonderful NASA family members. Thank you all for you caring concern and your prayers and support, it means the world to me.
God bless you all. Lift strong, live strong, be strong.