Falling into fitness

I was just thinking about my first half marathon 4 years ago in Seaside Heights…It was an awesome, kinda crazy experience that led me to run 8 more half marathons and 2 full marathons. And I’m not planning on stopping. 2016 races, I’m coming for ya! 

Fall is a great time to kick it up a notch. The weather is more pleasant, the colors are beautiful- it just makes you want to get outside. Unfortunately I’m stuck indoors 99% of the time, but if you’re not in the same boat as I am, you should definitely be doing some outdoor workouts including running 🙂

Last night at CrossFit we did one of the benchmark WODs, Cindy. Although I feel like it should be renamed “Frank” because my husband loooves it and is constantly trying to get more reps every time he does it.

It consists of a 20 minute AMRAP of 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, and 15 air squats. 

I used rubber bands for the pull-ups, but you can also do ring rows if you can’t do pull-ups. I also did push-ups on my knees. 

It’s all body-weight but man, you’re feeling out of breath by the 5th round with all that metabolic conditioning! 

So these are my last few days in my 2nd trimester…I can’t sleep very well and I’m starting to get anxious about getting stuff done around the house before baby’s arrival. Ahh! 

Hope you have a nice rest of the week 🙂

Xo

 

Week 27 bump!

  
  

My first half at Seaside Heights 🙂

 

My weekend SWOD (scaled WOD)

Hi all! Wanted to share the super-scaled workout I did yesterday. Let me clarify though, that even though it was a scaled version of the original, it still left me pretty breathless. 

Cash-in: 250 meter row 

21 dead lifts (95#)

15 pregnant burpees (basically you use a box, you jump down into a push-up position on it, then jump back up)

9 box dips 

Then 9 deadlifts

15 pregnant burpees

21 box dips 

Cash-out: 250 meter row

I’m feeling a little sad that I’m not training for any fall half marathons but on the other hand, I’m enjoying the extra rest 🙂 

I hope you all had a great weekend. Have an awesome/inspiring/blessed Monday! 

Xoxo 

  

Weekend Recap

Things haven’t been easy the past few weeks. I’ve been in a great deal of pain, discomfort and frustration due to the stent and I’ve pretty much been stuck at home every day. I’m trying to be optimistic that the doctors will give me some news- either something else that’s safe for the baby that I can take, or perhaps removing the stent altogether. I’ll do whatever is safest for Baby Hicky!

I made it to coach the Saturday morning classes- it felt good to step foot in the gym! The WOD was:

21-15-9

Power cleans (65/95#)

Back squats

Pullups 

This was followed by a 10-minute ab circuit.

On Sunday, I went to do my own workout (it had been a while ):

16 min AMRAP:

10 ring rows

10 ring push-ups

200 meter farmer’s carry (40#)

12 step-ups

10 calorie row

I think the rower will likely become my new best friend over the next few months as it gets my cardio going but it’s still pretty low impact. 

I bought some 8# dumbbells over the weekend at Walmart so that I can at least do some arm work during the week while I’m at home. You can’t stop me! 

Happy Monday everyone 🙂   
   

Outdoor workout and a growing tummy

Here is a workout I came up with on the fly this past Saturday when I couldn’t find the key to the gym- oops! 

Run 400 meters

Then do 5 rounds of: 

40 jumping jacks 

20 push-ups 

20 lunges 

40 air squats

Finish with a 400 meter run

  
Baby Hickman has made his/her presence known over the past week- I’ve been feeling the squirms, kicks and potential somersaults that this baby is doing! I can actually see my tummy moving as I get poked by this little acrobat- kinda cool and kinda freaky at the same time.

I still haven’t been running, which makes me a little anxious, as I really love to run and get a little jealous when I see someone jogging outside. All the pulling and stretching going on just feels too uncomfortable and I can’t handle the bouncing. Is this what I get for having tight abs?? 

Would love to hear anyone else’s experience with how they’re handling working out and pregnancy 🙂