We started out CrossFit today with some strength work. We figured out our one-rep max for either a push jerk or a split jerk. I do love me some Olympic lifting (just ask Tim how much I love the Olympics. I’m so excited!) but it’s not quite the same when you can’t REALLY push it.
I maxed out at 95 lbs. I attempted 105 but didn’t totally make a full extension so it didn’t count. Boo.
- 200m run
- 50 kettlebell swings @ 26 lbs.
- 5 knees-to-elbows
- 40 kettlebell swings
- 10 knees-to-elbows
- 30 kettlebell swings
- 15 knees-to-elbows
- 20 kettlebell swings
- 20 knees-to-elbows
- 200m run
Finished in 14:30.
I called this post ch-ch-ch-changes because I’m really starting to feel my pregnancy all the time in my workouts. It’s not so much that I have to skip the sit-ups or lower the intensity a bit like before, but it’s that every single move, even if pregnancy-safe, feels somehow weird.
Instead of running today, I felt like I was waddling. I have to hoist myself up off the floor after stretching. Kettlebell swings totally used to be MY THING, because I was really good at them and could knock out 35# ones like mad, but now, I can’t really engage my core to help with the swing like before. Push-ups feel really bizarre. And I can feel the baby moving about, which is always a little startling when attempting a lift.
(I could never really do knees-to-elbows anyway, so that’s nothing new. But let’s blame pregnancy for that, too, shall we?)
Anyway, I hope this doesn’t sound like a complaint, because it’s not! It’s just startling how different things feel as pregnancy progresses. As I approach the halfway point (!!!), I’m really thankful to be exercising at all given how crappy I felt for so long. And I really hope I can keep it up for as long as possible, no matter how different it may feel.