I’m happy to say that I got TWO workouts in this weekend. Every one is a major victory these days!
Saturday morning, I made it to CrossFit early enough to beat the 107 degree temps we’d see that afternoon.
It looks confusing, but it was two rounds of doing as many reps as possible of each of those exercise for 45 seconds, as a team of three. We rested for five minutes between the two rounds.
I feel a little bad doing partner and team WODs lately because I have to do so many modifications, and I can’t really pull my weight, so to speak, anymore. Luckily, it’s all in my head because everyone is so nice!
The mods I did for this workout were:
- Lunges instead of parallette pass-throughs
- Burpee step-ups instead of burpee box jumps
- Arm/leg extensions instead of weighted sit-ups
My team and I thankfully avoided a running penalty by doing better our second round than our first!
(I was on team K, J, B, and baby—I guess we had an unfair advantage since we had a fourth team member!)
We spent the rest of Saturday running errands and working on the laundry room painting project that will. not. end. I bought a replacement knob for the baby’s dresser, we went to Good Ju Ju and did a little antique hunting, and then we visited The Local Pig for meat shopping. Tim was very impressed with some meats he’d had from there at a party, so we stocked up!
Everything they stock is antibiotic and hormone-free and most of it is local. We wound up with burgers, beef tenderloin, rosemary and roasted garlic sausages, and thyme and porcini mushroom sausages. We grilled the burgers for dinner last night and they were fantastic—can’t wait to try the rest!
I walked 1.75 miles in half an hour, watching an old episode of 16 and Pregnant on my Kindle Fire.
(I’m not going to lie—during labor, Farrah said, “I’m so glad I kept working out while I was pregnant!” and it was, in fact, motivational to me. I’m so ashamed.)
I think part of the reason I’m not enjoying walking is because it’s not physically comfortable for me. After half an hour, I got very crampy in both the ute and the feet and had what I think are probably a few Braxton-Hicks contractions. With CrossFit, my position is always changing, so if something’s uncomfortable, I can shift out of it quickly…but there’s really no option to find a more comfortable walking position. I wanted to keep going for another 15 minutes, but it just didn’t feel very good so I stopped.
Something is better than nothing, right? It’s so humbling to be in a position where WALKING is a challenge.
What were your weekend workouts like?