Workout Wednesday: Getting Slower

August 1, 2012

First of all I have to start by saying a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who has stopped by to read my blog. July was a record month for the most unique visitors to my little site of ramblings. I’m thinking it’s thanks to my story of running the Mud Hero. I haven’t had that many visitors since last November’s Remembrance Day post. While I mostly just write for my own benefit, I do appreciate each and every one of you who takes the time to stop by and give my nonsense a read. So thank you!

Now, onto the workouts. There haven’t been many since the race. The Tuesday after the race I attended Crossfit but it was not the best workout. We did back squats and I rolled with the usual 85lbs. The WOD was an AMRAP 15 minutes of 400m run and 10 burpees. I was feeling very, very slow and only managed to finish 3 rounds. My ankle was bugging me a lot, I think I rolled it a little on a rock during the race, and my legs were super tight still so the running didn’t go well.

Wednesday was the end of prenatal yoga which is sad. The aren’t running any classes in August and I won’t be able to register for the full September session, just because you never know if I will be able to attend them all! However I am planning on doing some yoga moves on my own at home because I know they did help me. Maybe Wednesday’s will become my foam roll, stretch days.

Thursday’s Crossfit workout was another tough one for me. We started with front squats, the usual 65lbs 3×3. The WOD was another AMRAP. 12 minutes of 8 kb swings (I used 12kb), 8 knees to elbow (my nemesis) and 8 box jumps. I got 7 rounds plus 8 kb swings and 8 knees to elbow. Knees to elbow are so difficult to me, especially being pregnant. I just feel like I’m swinging and my legs are flailing all over the place. Hopefully after babe is born I can rebuild my core strength and get better at those, and maybe even someday be able to do toes to bar. One can dream…

Unfortunately I got absolutely no exercise in on the weekend. I’m such a slacker. I had plans to run Monday but a nasty storm rolled in right after work foiling those plans. I could have hopped on the elliptical in my building’s fitness room closet but instead I cooked a bunch of food and had an early night.

Yesterday’s Crossfit class was more running again. So much running!! We started with presses, which were feeling super heavy for me and I dropped form 55lbs to 50lbs. The WOD was 4 rounds of 200m run and 5 hang cleans. I was thankful for only 200m run and not 400 this time. The hang cleans kind of suck since I basically just swing the bar over my belly instead of doing the proper ‘shrug’. Oh well, not much I can do. Only a few more weeks until this baby arrives and then I can work on getting my strength and technique back! I finished this WOD in 7:11, about a minute slower than everyone else in the class.

Today I should have done that stretching or foam rolling or gone for a run…..but I haven’t done so yet and probably am not going to. Another fail. I don’t even have the energy to cook a proper meal right now. I’m feeling guilty but at the same time I know that I still am more active than a lot of people, let alone pregnant people. I’ll be back in the box for Crossfit tomorrow!

Do you feel guilty when you skip workouts or do you embrace the break? 

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  • Reply
    Mom #2
    August 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Becky you amaze me with all that you do, Super big hugs to you.
    I have been feeling guilty since I gave up my workouts

    • Reply
      August 1, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks Margaret

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    August 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Josh said u r not getting slower or weaker, it’s just going to a different place right now. 😉 You will have it back all for yourself soon!

    • Reply
      August 1, 2012 at 11:24 pm

      Thanks guys. Just a couple months and I can be on the upward slope instead of the downward slope!

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