Good morning! Happy Saturday!
No Saturday morning CrossFit workout for me, but it’s for a good reason: BRUNCH! Mal and I made plans with a couple of our friends to have brunch this morning, so we’re enjoying some delicious food instead of busting our butts in a WOD, which is a very nice way to start a Saturday. And, of course, rest days are essential to proper training and recovery. That said, here’s a recap of this week’s workouts!
My CrossFit box is doing a lot of past Open WODs to get us prepared for this year’s competition, so we did Open WOD 13.3 on Monday. (FYI: I am not registered for the CrossFit Open this year. I’ll be almost 27 weeks pregnant when the first WOD is announced, so it’s just not a good idea. I’ll still do the workouts with my box, but I won’t be posting scores.)
“Open WOD 13.3”
150 Wallballs (20, 14 to a 10’, 9’ target, respectively)
90 Double Unders
I remember 13.3 so well from last year because I was insanely frustrated after being no-reped like 20 times during it. I basically wasted a ton of time and energy on the wallballs, so I only had about a minute or so to get through the Double Unders.
Well, apparently, over the course of the past year, I finally learned how to do wallballs. On Monday night when I did this workout, I was barely no-reped at all (maybe 3 times?). I used the same weight for the medicine ball (14 pounds) and finished 150 reps with about 30 seconds to spare. Considering I’m pregnant and packing an extra 26+ pounds on my body, I’m surprised I got through the wallballs as fast as I did. And, once again, at the end of the workout, I did some spastic Double Unders as I watched the clock count down.
(I have no idea how I whipped myself so hard with my jump rope… on my hand!?!)
Tuesday: CrossFit (drop-in at CrossFit 93)
Wednesday: ZQUICK obstacle course
I love how fast-paced this workout was—flying through the rounds was kind of fun!
I modified the Toes-to-Bar and did Kipping Knee Raises instead, but I added 5 reps for a total of 15 per round. I stuck with the prescribed 30 Double Unders and finished in 12:38. The last few rounds of Double Unders really tripped me up (literally). I also just couldn’t catch my breath, so my pace slowed down a lot at the end.
30 Double Unders
Friday: 45-minute walk in the snow + CrossFit
Kerrie texted me to see if Murphy and I wanted to join her and Bentley for a walk at the park, and, of course, we were all about it. We were both itching to get out of the house!
Trudging through the snow was so much more of a workout than I thought it would be! I was huffing and puffing and even sweating by the end.
A few hours later, I headed to CrossFit for this workout:
Yup. This workout was killer. “Sudden Death” was the perfect name for it.
My immediate thoughts:
100 kettlebell swings? Whaaatttt?
Well, ok, then. Try not to panic.
Break them up. Break EVERYTHING up. You’ll be ok.
And I was ok. Right off the bat, I broke up the kettlebell swings into sets of 10 and continued that way for the entire 100 reps. This method worked great, so I broke up the Overhead Squats and Burpees (Squat Thrusts) the same way.
With a few minutes to spare, I finished one full round of the three exercises and started again on the kettlebell swings. I got through another 72… and holy kettlebell swings! I used the prescribed weights for this workout and finished with 297 reps.
CrossFit modifications so far:
- Handstand Push-Ups —> Strict Presses (first trimester)
- Toes-to-Bar —> Kipping Knee Raises (17 weeks)
- Sit-ups —> Butterfly Sit-ups (21 weeks)
- Burpees —> Squat Thrusts (22 weeks)