And this morning, I accomplished it.
Superman has prescribed a series of back squats over the last few weeks. We started with 20 back squats at 75 lbs, and increased the weight by 5 lbs for each semi-weekly gym trip. (I do most of my wods at home. There are many reasons, chief among them: no creepy people staring.) The goal was to work up to my body weight. Last week, I did all twenty, unbroken, at 110 lbs. It was very difficult, but I did it. Today I loaded up the bar for 115 lbs. I decided to stand within the bottom of the rack, just in case I ran into trouble and needed to rack the weight. By the tenth squat, I was really struggling. I'm so glad the weight room was empty this morning, because I was that woman groaning and grunting in front of the mirror. When I went down for the 18th squat, that was it. I could not stand back up with the weight. I'm so glad I was standing within the rack! I just let go of the bar and stood up without it, feeling pretty danged proud of myself. I did it! I got really close to the prescribed 20 squats, and I did it "until fail".
Do you hear that music in the background? Pretty sure that's the Wonder Woman theme song.