Fitness Friday for August 11

It has been another busy week in the fitness department, and I am not showing any signs of slowing down, even as I am approaching 31 weeks pregnant. In addition to my workouts I am also spending a lot of time walking with Dakota – about five hours this past week. It is a very pleasant and relaxing form of light exercise, and with the cooler weather and sunshine we have been having recently, walking outdoors seems to energize me rather than tire me out.


As I mentioned before, Saturday was the paleo seminar and kick-off to the paleo challenge, so I completed ‘Helen’ along with the participants, substituting a row for the run.

3 rounds for time:
21 kettlebell swings
12 pull-ups
400m run


I was a bit sore after Helen the day before, so I just spent some time practicing my pull-ups and deadlifting form, and ended with 5×5 110lb deadlifts.


5 rounds for time:
5 pull-ups
10 weighted step-ups (53lbs)
10 push-ups
15 kettlebell swings (26lbs)


I was feeling a bit tired when I woke up in the morning, so I decided to make Tuesday my rest day.


:30 work, :30 rest for 10 rounds
1312m total

I am getting a little bit slower on the rowing machine, just because the size of my belly prevents me from achieving full extension, but I am still moving at a decent pace for somebody this far along in pregnancy.


6 rounds for time:
5 push-press (33lbs)
25 kettlebell swings (26lbs)

And compare those numbers with my pre-pregnant self from a year ago: I did 18lbs kettlebell swings and 30lbs push press, and it took me 11:15. CrossFit is making me faster and stronger, even as my pregnant belly gets larger! It is so encouraging to me to see such measurable progress.

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