Autumn weather has been amazing here — warm & sunny. One of the reasons I love living in Denver! Check out my new Reebok CrossFit Lite shoes! I got them during the Columbus Day sale last week, and they were already on clearance. I probably won’t use them tons at the gym because I love my all-purpose Nano 3’s, but they are great to mix things up a little bit once in a while. And yes, they’re awesome dog walking shoes. The toe box is a little wide for my tastes, similar to the Nano 2’s if you’ve ever tried those.
Kevin and I are kicking off a 4-day weekend together! Hooray!! So fun. After a few weeks of working 12+ hour days (and weekends from home!) during his busy season at work, he’s ready for some time off! We decided to go to brunch this morning, because what’s cooler than going to brunch on a Thursday morning!?!?!? Nothing.
No wait! Great parking! And great BISCUITS!!! Kevin and I shared the Franklin and the Cordon Bleu — lots of (tender belly!!!!) bacon, ham, fried chicken, and sausage gravy. So delicious.
26 weeks pregnant + you saw what I just ate!!! Haha. The dress is a clearance dress from Ruche… shot in the dark that it might fit me while pregnant thanks to the forgiving style!
You know what are not forgiving? Pull-ups when you’re pregnant!!
The baby is peeking out a little bit. Haha.
I’ve been hanging in there really well when it comes to weight training but bodyweight things (even running) are just overrated in my life right now. Haha. Of course, the pull-up rig is the worst. When I saw we were doing Jackie at our box last night, I was less than excited.
1000 meter row
45 pound Thruster, 50 reps
The sub if you can’t do pull-ups is ring rows. I was figuring I would probably be hitting the ring rows, but I wanted to at least try a few pull-ups. I know I’m starting to lose them, but I always do the best when I’m super warmed up. I figured 1000m row and 50 thrusters would warm me up. :) :)
I did the 1000m row in 4:08. Probably would’ve tried for just under 4 in non-pregnant days. The thruster were easy. They felt great. Much better than I remembered from last time. Haha. Could it be because I wasn’t going for time?!! But I did two sets of 15 + 15 + 11 + 9 — decent sets, and got to the pull-up bar around 8 minutes (when many great CrossFitters would be done!! hah), and spent the next 6 minutes cranking out 2 pull-ups at a time. The first 15 felt great so I figured why not!!!! Around minute 12, everyone else was done. I tried to get them to go away so I could just take my time and finish, but they were just too nice. Ultimately, my last few reps were fairly lousy because I was trying to just get done, but I finished in 14:44.
Now I’m encouraged that I should keep practicing them at home because they felt pretty great — as long as I took my time. Technically this is a Jackie PR for me since the last time I did it, I had to do jumping pull-ups and finished in 9:44. This benchmark wod also came up in early summer, but it was before I’d told anyone I was pregnant. I’m sure I could’ve gotten a decent time — maybe around 12 or below on a good day, but I was still figuring things out and was afraid I would overdo it! So I skipped. There will be plenty of other times to try it again. :)
This video is my inspiration: Full-term Fran She was clearly much better at pull-ups than I was before I was pregnant so I can’t expect to do what she does, but she’s awesome. See also: the CrossFit Pregnant Pull-up Progression.
Have you ever done the Jackie benchmark wod? What’s your favorite thing to do on a random weekday off?!