I definitely felt pregnant this week with regard to my workouts, especially earlier in the week. I had zero energy and some morning sickness during the day (and night), so I took it easy for the most part. Now that I’m officially in my third trimester, I’m really trying to listen to my body as much as possible. That said, here’s a recap of last week’s workouts.
Wednesday’s WOD was a repeat of one that we did back in September. I was only a few weeks pregnant back then, so I knew my time would be slower in week 28, but I did the workout as prescribed and just had fun with it. I finished in 14:11, which was about 3 minutes slower than my time in September. The box jumps definitely slowed me down. I’m still using a 20” box, but I took my time between each one to make sure I landed on two feet each rep.
Friday: 45-minute walk + CrossFit
This workout was no joke and, honestly, not the best programming for an Open WOD. Fast, heavy deadlifts that increase in weight and work? Ugh. I’m not going to get into it, but I made sure to be extra careful with my form on this workout, so I didn’t hurt myself. I actually had an appointment with my doctor earlier that morning, so I specifically asked her about heavy deadlifts and she was totally fine with me doing them. She did, however, advise me to pay close attention to my form so I didn’t hurt my back, which, of course, is good advice for anyone doing heavy deadlifts.
For the workout, I paired up with my friend Maryann, so we could count each other’s reps. We gathered all of the equipment needed and then warmed up our deadlifts. We started with 95 pounds and worked our way up to 185 pounds. (Neither of us throught we would get to the 205-pound deadlifts.) Maryann asked me what my goal was for the workout, and I told her I’d be more than happy to get through the set of 20 deadlifts at 155 pounds. Well, I guess I was feeling pretty good because I got through them and then another 14 reps at 185 pounds! Not too shabby, especially considering how slowly I went on the 185-pound deadlifts. I took my time on each one to reset my form, so I didn’t do anything terrible to my back. I actually feel pretty good today, so I guess my slow and steady approach to the deadlifts was a smart one!
Saturday: 45-minute walk with Mal and Murphy
How were your workouts this week? Do you ever have blah weeks when you’re just not feeling exercise? How do you deal? Embrace it? Make up for it the next week? Something else?