Things are getting really interesting now that Ryley is moving like a Mexican jumping bean! Giving me pow pows in places I've never felt from the inside. The midwives laugh and tell me we are going to have our hands full. He's going to fit right in with our active family. Although, I do see phone calls from his school in the future.
I am getting big and round. The waddle has begun. I was laughing at myself the other day because I noticed my hang power snatch technique (at 55 pounds) is way better than my walking technique. (The snatch is a very difficult Olympic lift.) Lessening the weights and working on technique is definately paying off. Of course, my impatient self can't wait to start lifting heavy again. But for now that is out of the question. Unless, by chance, it's an accident. Which is what happened at 28 1/2 weeks. You can say I accidentally PR'd my deadlift at 255 pounds, a 5 pound PR!!! It was 1 rep max week for the Wendler program. My strict press was 5 pounds less and back squat 20 pounds less than my prepregnancy 1 RMs. So I figured the deadlift would follow suit. I took it slow and started at 205 which felt extremely easy and just kept adding 10 more pounds. I made it all the way to 255 without straining. Rebecca said I didn't even make a face! It was exhilarating when I hit 250 in March and boy did I feel every inch of it during and after. (Ouch!) But 255 went up like butter!
As I am getting closer to the birth, I am becoming more interested in how I should tailor my training postpartum. This seems more foreign to me than training pregnant. BirthFIT just so happens to be coming to CrossFit Hoboken to give a seminar on all things pregnancy and CrossFit on 11/2. Perfect timing! (Look out for a post about that tomorrow.) In the mean time I will continue WODing 5 days a week and enjoying pregnancy.