I got a workout in! Woot woot!
But, first, on Friday, I was hanging out at the gym while Ben worked out. I just couldn't resist the pull-up bar, so I went over to do a pullup or two, and much to my surprise, I did 2 chest to bar pull-ups! Unfortunately, they still felt pretty hard. After that, I tried a deadhang pull-up, and I just barely got it. Wow! I used to be able to do 25 pound weighted deadhang pull-ups! I am a little shocked at how much strength I appear to have lost. But, I guess I didn't do CrossFit for the last 6 weeks of my pregnancy, and then of course not for the last 2 weeks, so I shouldn't be too shocked. I am sure it will come back quickly, but I was hoping that when I lost 30 pounds, I would be good at pull-ups again :)
So, I started on the 5k course, which is basically 4 laps around the Gallatin Valley Regional Park, located on West Oak in Bozeman. The last lap takes a slight detour up and across the hill, runs the loop backwards (clockwise), and finishes across the bridge where the trails merge. If you've never been to this park, I apologize, because you have no idea what I'm talking about. But, for those of us who have been there, it's a pretty obvious route.
It took me 33:13, which is approximately 12:18 slower than my all-time PR in the 5k (which was set 10 years ago! I haven't done a 5k in several years....) and probably 6 minutes slower, at least, than any 5k I have previously raced by myself. Yikes. I was disappointed, to say the least. BUT, I did manage to complete the 5k without walking.
I'm looking forward to the start of working out more "full-time" again. I know that I have a lot of work to do, but I am just so stoked to be able to be active again, that I'm excited for the journey.
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