May 30, 2011 in Uncategorized
First of all, big up to all the runners who took part in the Comrades yesterday. I watched a bit of it on TV and apart from being stunned at the amount of older people who take part, it really looks terrifying.
(On that note check out my interview with Highved Stereo’s DJ Brad Brown who ran the Comrades yesterday, click here.)
As for me, well my belly as been growing nicely, making some things a bit more difficult but I now definitely look pregnant so there’s no more of those awkward looks from people who aren’t sure if I’m just packing on the pounds or baking a baby in my proverbial oven. It makes for some interesting looks at the gym when I do one of the CrossFit Mom workouts at Virgin Active.
On Saturday I did one which was a lot more exhausting than it sounded before I started:
30 dumbbell presses
Was well and truly buggered after that considering I’d decided to warm up with some squats and play around with some kettlebell swings beforeand too.
But it was the looks I was getting from some of the other gym goers that kept me going….
….the woman on the treadmill who seemed to be taking more of a Sunday afternoon stroll than working up a sweat, the guy on the bike who was reading his book while aimlessly cycling (although I suspect the book was merely a ruse to keep an eye on the young girl’s bum in front of him on the stepping machine, dirty old bugger!) and the wanna-be body builders who spent more time “recovering” and talking to each other about how awesome they were than actually doing anything of awesomeness… they all looked more than a little astonished at the big-bellied redhead puffing it out on the treadmill and rowing machine.
It’s a small thing but it makes me happy.
Especially since all of last week I couldn’t exercise because I came down with a cold. It sucked. Because haivng a cold at the best of times is not ideal – but when you’re pregnant you can’t take anything stronger than a Panado to help alleviate the endlessly runny and/or blocked nose and aches and pains.
So after four days of a sore throat, alternating blocked and runny nostrils and sleepless nights when I was finally better I still had to wait a day or two before I felt strong enough to hit the gym.
And it felt gooooooood to be back.
Tomorrow morning might be a different story however… after today’s gruelling Cape CrossFit workout which saw me pumping out a slow but leg and bum quivering 100 squats with 20m runs inbetween.
This was after I-forget-how-many pull-ups and push-ups and squats as a warm-up to the workout.
You see this t-shirt:
Well, today’s warm-up certainly felt like a two-for-one special. And if my trembling bum muscles are anything to go by, tomorrow is going to be interesting….