Two funny pics I snapped of Minnesotans shoveling while we were back in our home state:
The first was Kevin’s dad attempting to clear the snow off of our car’s headlights from the safety of his garage. Hahaha. It was blustery!
When we arrived back in Wabasha, we discovered my mom shoveling with this beast of a man-powered snow plow. Nice!!!!!! Needles to say that we are very thankful for our garage and also don’t mind the fact that we don’t have a driveway (garage backs to alley). I also don’t hate that Colorado is going to be 50’s & 60’s this week! Hooray!!!
And Kevin splurged on The Best Donuts Ever. I’m really not a donut person, but I am a Sprinkle Person so I had a few bites of one of the sprinkle long johns. Bloedow’s Donuts is so cute — I love their wallpaper! It’s been open since the 1920’s, and I feel like not that much has changed!
Now is probably a good time to mention that we went back to the gym last night….. after about 5 days off, a Thanksgiving dinner, travel, and a lot of Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Mint Truffle Kisses (the best)!!!
And this is the wod we faced:
RX: THE SEVEN (TIME)
7 Rounds of:
7 Handstand Push-ups
7 Thrusters, 135#
7 Deadlifts, 245#
7 Kettlebell Swings, 70#
women weight: 95/175/55#
Nothing like jumping right back in! Both Kevin and I felt terrible during the workout. I did the RX women’s weight for thrusters (95), deadlifts (175), and kb swings (55), and those were kind of the easy parts for me. I modified the hspus to dumbbell strict presses — I used 25’s, and I was able to easily crank those out unbroken each time. One of those days where I probably need 30’s, but the jump to 35’s probably would’ve actually killed me. I did K2E to the best of my ability, and had to modify burpees for the first time. :( I guess I can’t complain — made it to 30+ weeks doing them as prescribed, but I just felt like it was going to be a safety issue at this point. I’ve grown rapidly since about week 27. I also modified pull-ups to ring rows. I did 2 pull-ups. I was going to do a few each round, but that didn’t work out due to logistical issues. I would’ve been okay during the wod, wasn’t really feeling that tired and was consistently able to do good sets. However, I was struggling with a little reflux which is just plain nasty when you are working that hard. The only cure is to drink a LOT of water which just makes moving more uncomfortable. I just kept on going. Very. Slowly. I finished in 43:17. Can’t wait to try this workout someday when I’m not pregnant.
The great news is that Kevin is really inspired to eat healthy again and even agreed to let me do a paleo Thanksgiving for us tomorrow. Trust me, we will probably never be able to pass up a traditional dinner with family. But since we already had one….
I pinned a few things here, but of course, we will also be having BACON and TURKEY.
We’ll most likely make a decent-sized turkey (although we’ve procrastinated on buying it!!) because we actually like the meat and leftovers!!!!! Kevin has also agreed to do a (slightly modified) 21DSD during December 1-21 in conjunction with our Concept 2 Holiday Rowing Challenge. Should be a lot of fun!!! We don’t have any trips or guests planned so it shouldn’t be too hard to stay consistent. I’m going to plan the whole menu this weekend and get super prepped. Plus it’s really good for our little baby boy and his parents!!!
Coming Up: I am so excited to announce that I have been working with Belly Dance Maternity so be looking forward to a post and a discount code!!!!
What are you MOST looking forward to cooking & eating on Thanksgiving? Kevin and I love the big three the best — turkey, potatoes, & stuffing! Okay, maybe he loves the desserts the best, but I’d rather pass on pie and have seconds!