Saturday, November 1, 2014

Kick Your Feet Up

September 20, 2014

I have said it before, but I will say it again. Not many people can wake up every morning and love what they do and who they work for... I am one of the lucky ones. We, as a company, spent the last two days on the Cape in Brewster MA at my bosses house. It was relaxing, fun and a really great trip for all of us at my office.

Here we are at our morning meeting...

This was my view for my lunch...

A little play time after lunch...

Why not have a massive clam bake for dinner...

And it was all topped off with a gorgeous morning run on the beach Friday morning...

I have to admit, it was a nice few days to relax and have fun with some of my work peeps. We had a great time and were able to cover a lot of really interesting topics and forecasting for our office for the next 6 months.

I am feeling great still physically. Mentally, I am still working on this whole "your going to be responsible for a tiny human soon" thing... I am still not showing, so anyone who doesn't know I am pregnant wouldn't. I am not really uncomfortable in my clothes or doing anything out of the normal for lifestyle. Just sort of going with the flow so to speak and hoping things continue to go in this direction.

The challenge for me this week at the gym was Isabell. The workout on Monday. I have a pretty good history with this workout and my best time to date is 2:59 for the 30 snatches at 95lbs. That day I had to face Isabel with a much different approach than ever before. I couldnt look at the clock. I had to focus on my form, making sure to correctly snatch each rep and control my breathing through the whole workout. Not an easy task when my "typical" mindset is to go at this benchmark WOD balls to the wall and beat my best time.I ended with a whopping 3:43.

First response... "well that was shitty." Second response "ok, not too bad for 18 weeks pregnant. Third... "I am here. I am working hard... I am doing everything I can to stay healthy and in shape through this pregnancy." So, I thanked my lucky stars that I felt well enough at 19 weeks to keep moving forward and faced the rest of the week with a smile.

Here I am now, just turned 19 weeks yesterday. I am feeling great. I had a great few days with my company and I cant wait to see what the next few weeks bring. A far as weights I am feeling a little weaker with my front squat.. couldnt hit 205 this week so I am going to work on that. Pretty sure thats mostly psychological at this point, but it "could" have something to do with my expanding abdomen and lack of core strength. I keep collapsing forward. I will keep trying. Ill get it!

Other than that, this week included the snatches on Monday, handstand pushups, running, rowing, overhead squats (hit 165 for 3), dead lifts (in a workout at 105), double unders and pullups... these have all been business as usual.

Looking forward to that half way point next week!!

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