Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Highlights from the past month!

Okay.  I suck at updating my blog.  I'm going to do my best, and that's all I can promise.

But first, I will make excuses.  I thought that returning to fitness after having a baby would be more full of problems and issues that I had to work around.  It's not.  I feel completely and 100% normal.   Yes, I am out of shape, compared to before.  Yes, my core is a little bit weaker than it was before.

Actually I think my core is a lot weaker than it was before, but it is by no means weak.  That's my biggest issue.  Even the peeing of the pants is almost 100% gone.  (Yay!)  There just aren't any lingering problems.  I just feel like a beginner again.

Cutest baby ever.
And now, it's just been fun.  I love working out.  I even love where I am right now, because every day, I get to make huge gains in the gym.  Like today, I got a ring dip!  I can't believe I got a ring dip again so soon.  I am looking most forward to my first post-partum muscle up.  But, every single day, I set a PPPR (post partum personal record).  It's like I am starting CrossFit all over again.  Except this time, I know where I am headed.  I have these old PRs in the back of my head that I can't wait to reach - and then smash!

I've also been thinking a lot about competing in the CrossFit Games next year again.  My biggest concern is maintaining lactation through the event (if Morgan is still breastfeeding, that is, which I hope he is).  I'm not sure I could do that, but we'll just see.  I also want to compete on an affiliate team.  Sitting at home, nursing Morgan, watching the CrossFit games this year....I just couldn't help but want to be there.  I would never in a million years trade Morgan for being able to go to the Games this year, but it did get me all fired up for next year!

So, for now, let me fill you in on the highlights from the past 4 weeks:

7/13/10:  Back Squat 145 x 5
7/17/10:  "Helen" in 9:36 (2 minutes off my time of 3 weeks prior!!!)
7/20/10:  Deadlift 190  (which reminds me, I need to go for a DL max again!)
7/24/10:  Front Squat 125 x 5
7/28/10:  Back Squat 155 x 3
7/30/10:  Split Jerk 130!!  (Thank you Sage Burgener)
7/31/10:  Olympic Lifting Meet, Snatch 96.8#, Clean and Jerk 125.4#

And, today:  I got a ring dip!  AND, I front squatted 155# for 1 rep, which was 10 pounds above my goal of 145#!!