Wednesday, December 28, 2011


18 weeks
18 weeks along, and the scaling has begun.  I don't have much of a belly yet, but I've gained about 10 lbs and learned my body was definitely not meant to weigh 135#.  Bodyweight movements basically feel like I'm doing them with a 10# vest ... and I did not need ring dips to get any harder than they already were!  Obviously, this is only the beginning, so I'm just hoping this makes me a bodyweight ninja after this baby comes out. 

I'm still doing workouts rx'd when I can.  And other than opting out of max lifting days the last couple weeks, I've still been doing rx'd weight for barbell movements in wods (except for 95# hang power snatches yesterday, but that was due to ability not pregnancy).  Some movements I've started to scale: 
  • GHD sit-ups.  The last time I did these was during the Chicago Life as Rx'd competition when I was 6 weeks.  I did ab-mat sit-ups for awhile, and I maybe still could (you're not supposed to lay on your back once your belly gets big), but I've been subbing toes-to-bar.  I foresee being VERY sore after my first post-pregnancy GHD sit-up wod!
  • 1.5 pood Kettlebell Swings.  One of the first wods I scaled was Eva on 12/5/2011.  I did 35# KB swings rather than 53# (and got 47:51, more than 5 1/2 minutes slower than my rx'd time in February.)  I would probably still be ok with doing heavy kettlebell swings, but 150 of them seemed like it would be excessive strain on my back. 
  • Muscle Ups.  I can still get one or two, but struggling through 10 minutes of failed attempts when wods with MUs came up the last couple weeks, I realized this needs to be a scaled movement in wods for me now (3 dips + 3 pull ups = 1 MU).  But, I'm still alive in my week-by-week pregnant muscle up captured on video :) 
  • Box Jumps.  Well, I haven't exactly scaled these, but I can't do tap-and-go box jumps anymore.  So I've been doing Games style box jumps.  That way I can still tap-and-go off the bottom, but I get an extra second of rest each rep on the top.  I'm sure I'll be scaling to step-ups soon. 
  • Burpees.  I still do burpees, but it's a much more controlled movement than when I used to just flop to the ground. 

Intensity is still the main thing that I've scaled back, especially on longer workouts.  I still push myself, but not to the point of collapsing to the floor after the workout.  During pregnancy, the entire circulatory system expands:  blood pressure decreases, but blood volume increases by up to 40%, the heart pumps more blood per beat, and heartrate increases.  (My heart pounding is very noticable, and annoying, especially when I'm laying down.)  Between this an all my organs getting smooshed together (by 18 weeks, the uterus has grown from the size of a fist to the size of a melon), I get out of breath super fast!

I'm still hopeful I'll be able to participate in the Open, which starts February 22 and runs for 5 weeks.  Let's go CrossFit 515!!!

150 days to go :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Childbirth as rx'd

I'll start this post with this disclaimer: this is my first pregnancy, and I have abolsutely zero idea what labor and delivery are actually going to be like.  So any mothers out there, feel free to tell me I'm completely off base here.   

As a crossfitter and first time mom, the labor and delivery process seems like the ultimate unknown and unknowable.  All of the sudden, 3...2...1...GO!, and you just have to be ready for whatever your body is going to go through.  Justin and I have been attending natural childbirth classes, and last week we talked about the labor process, particularly about the pain of labor.  We started with this quote:

It will hurt.
It will take time.
It will require dedication.
It will require willpower.
You will need to make healthy decisions.
It requires sacrifice.
You will need to push your body to its max.
There will be temptation.
But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, it's worth it.
Naturally, I associated the quote with CrossFit. (In fact, I think I've seen it on another CrossFit gym's website before.) The sick thing about crossfitters is that we actually like to put our bodies through pain and push the limits.  Miko Salo did 1,000 burpees for time?  Shit, I can do that.  I'll do 1,001.  (And I did. It took 76:59).  So while talking about the pain of childbirth, I'm sure my reaction was not the typical freaked out, first time mother reaction.  I actually got excited for the process.  It was like being told "there's this super crazy hard workout. I can't even describe it, it hurts so bad. Tons of other women have done it, and you can too, but you have to wait 6 months to try it."  Of course I'm going to get excited to go through this!  I found myself sitting there almost wishing I didn't have to wait until May to do this WOD.  Justin must have had a similar thought because the first thing he asked after class was "so are you just going to treat this like a crazy CrossFit workout?"

A lot of people think the whole natural childbirth thing is silly, but here's how I look at it:  (1) there's a good reason for the pain, (2) I'm way more freaked out about the risks to the baby of unneeded medical intervention than I am about it hurting, and (3) I want to experience what it actually feels like, pain and all.  In CrossFit terms,  med-free labor and delivery = rx'd childbirth, and I'm planning on doing it rx'd.  But labor is going to be like doing a workout with an undetermined number of rounds.  If you told me to do 5 pull ups every minute for an unknown number of minutes, I could do it rx'd for a pretty long time, and I would continue to do it rx'd until my arms were about to fall off and I was finishing the 5th pull up at 59 1/2 seconds, but eventually I wouldn't be able to do it rx'd anymore, and in order to keep doing pull ups I would have to scale and use a band.  If I've been in labor for days and completely miserable, you will probably be able to talk me into drugs.  As long as the end result is a healthy baby, I'll be happy. 

Hmm ... I think I just wrote my birth plan.

166 days to go!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lindsay vs. Bobby Weight Gain Challenge

From the B. Noyce archives

Pre-pregnancy ... yes, that's Hef
Starting/pre-pregnancy weight: 125 lbs.
Current weight: 130 lbs.
Target weight gain: 25-35 lbs.
Ideal rate of gain: 1 lb per week 
Goal weight: 150-160 lbs.

Starting weight: 175 lbs.
Current weight: 182 lbs.
Target weight gain: 20 lbs.
Ideal rate of gain: 1-2 lbs per 2 weeks
Goal weight: 195 lbs.

Weight Gain Composition:
Here's an average breakdown of where the weight is going if I gain 30 pounds while pregnant:
  • Baby: 7.5 pounds

  • Placenta: 1.5 pounds

  • Amniotic fluid: 2 pounds

  • Uterine enlargement: 2 pounds

  • Maternal breast tissue: 2 pounds

  • Maternal blood volume: 4 pounds

  • Fluids in maternal tissue: 4 pounds

  • Maternal fat stores: 7 pounds

  • What kind of weight does Bobby want to gain?  100% muscle. Why? "My sister doesn't beat me at anything, and she never will.  However, I also want to win the CrossFit Games and in order to do so I'm gonna need to be able to move around more weight.  Therefore, I need to get stronger, gain more muscle, get heavier."  -Bobby Noyce.

    I gained about 4-5 pounds in the first trimester.  A lot of women lose weight in the first trimester because of morning sickness, but I haven't had much nausea or morning sickness unless I go more than a few hours without eating ... so I don't go more than a few hours without eating.  I've read that I'm supposed to consume 300 more calories each day, but I have no idea how many calories I was eating each day before I got pregnant or how many calories I eat now.  I just eat when I'm hungry (before I get hungry, actually), eat healthy / mostly paleo food, and don't stuff myself (that also makes me feel sick).  By doing those things and continuing to crossfit during my pregnancy, I figure a healthy weight gain will take care of itself ... and I don't think there is any way Bobby is going to gain as much weight as I am no matter what I do.  Pretty much a sure win for me, but good luck, bro.

    What's Bobby doing to accomplish his weight gain goals?  "Umm, I plan to keep picking up heavy $#it and eating more." 

    Terms of the challenge?  We are open to suggestions.

    14 weeks


     Who's your money on?

    179 days to go

    Tuesday, November 22, 2011

    Hello, 2nd Trimester

    I officially hit the second trimester mark!  I haven't been quite as tired, and I'm hoping it's smooth sailing for a few months now.  Some of my friends have already been asking for belly photos, so even though there's not much to show off at this point, I've started taking weekly pics.  (Sorry Mom, I know you hate the bare pregnant belly pics.)  I'm excited to actually start looking pregnant and not just look like I had a big meal!  Maybe I should take my next photo after Thanksgiving dinner -- I'm sure I'll look pregnant then :)   
    13 weeks
    I've still been doing workouts rx'd and haven't been scaling weights or movements, although I have opted against doing GHD sit-ups and I skipped Michael over the weekend because I thought all the back extensions and sit-ups would be too much on my lower back (and because it was cold and windy and I didn't want to run outside.)  My times are a lot slower, especially on longer workouts (which there have been a ton of lately!) and anything with running.  WOD recap of the last couple weeks:

    11/8/11 - White rx'd 24:22 (felt pretty good and was happy with this one)
    11/9/11 - 110# snatch (PR by 5#) :)
                    Isabel rx'd 6:15 (PR 5:31 on 8/19/11)
    11/11/11 - The Couplet rx'd (3 rounds, 30 wallballs 14#, 30 squat snatches 45#)
                     17:44 (PR 13:48 on 7/22/11)
    11/15/11 - Max Thruster 120# (tied PR)
    11/16/11 - 3 rds, 800m run, rest 2 min -13:28 (previous 12:40 on 7/27/11)
    11/21/11 - Nutts rx'd - 29:06 (PR 25:59 on 1/10/11)
    11/22/11 - Fat Fran (15-12-9 thrusters 95#, weighted pull ups 30# vest) - 11:01 -- this was a nice preview of how hard pull ups will be 30 pounds from now!

    11/17/11 - Beyond the Whiteboard 2 min challenge shoulders to overhead 75# - 45 reps

    I'm trying to not get frustrated with feeling like I'm doing worse on workouts, and I struggle with knowing how hard I can push myself right now.  I hate finishing a workout and feeling like I could have pushed a little harder or gone a little faster.  I know now is not the time to push my limits, but I also sometimes worry that I'm going to get so used to backing off and forget what it's like to push myself through the pain.  Of course my biggest priority is making sure I'm doing everything I can to have a healthy baby, but I'm also trying to do what I can over the next 6 months to set myself up to be faster and stronger post-pregnancy than I was pre-pregnancy.  And if 5 months from now, all my workouts feel like pull ups did today with a 30# vest, I think I will definitely have the "stronger" part covered! 

    Happy Thanksgiving! 

    186 days left 

    Wednesday, November 16, 2011

    Paleo Pregnancy ... kinda

    Like a good little crossfitter, my diet for the last year or so has primarily been zone and/or paleo.  I followed the zone diet very strictly for a couple months, but I found that things like weighing my lunch meat, counting almonds, and mathematically planning every meal seemed a little too obsessive for me.  So I shifted my focus to paleo but would still try and get all three macronutrients (carbs, protein, fat) in each meal, without worrying much about the proportions.  With paleo, I saw a ton of improvement in my workouts and overall energy levels.  What I've found about the paleo diet is that by cutting grains and processed foods out of my diet, I hardly ever crave those foods ... until this whole pregnancy thing.

    I'm still mostly eating a paleo diet (thanks in large part to my wonderful mother who makes her spoiled children and my husband dinner many nights of the week).  And I haven't had too many weird cravings or food aversions, although sometimes the thought of eating meat, especially bacon, makes me want to gag - and I LOVE bacon! - and garlic bread has sounded amazing for about the last month!  (I haven't had any...yet.)  Being pregnant hasn't changed my will power to eat healthy, but I'm not used to having to tap into that will power ALL the time.  So I have given in and used pregnancy as an excuse to eat like crap a couple times.  When we returned from the Heart of America competition, I forced my family to order pizza and cheese bread ... it was almost like garlic bread :)  And when my sister and her boyfriend invited us to a food and wine expo last weekend, I got my $20 worth of chips and dip, bread, and popcorn while everyone else got to partake in the fun stuff. 

    I've been pretty lucky with the pregnancy symptoms and haven't experienced much morning sickness at all (I'm 12 1/2 weeks, so hopefully almost in the clear on that one!)  But if I get too hungry, I start to feel queasy so throughout the day I don't go more than a few hours without eating something.  Pregnancy also hasn't changed the fact that I feel SO much better when I eat paleo, even though my brain is often telling me I want something else.

    I think it's unfortunate that many women use pregnancy as an excuse to indulge and eat whatever they want.  I recently read Jenny McCarthy's book Belly Laughs (a gift from a friend - I didn't buy it), and got pretty upset about her advice on the subject ... basically, this is the only time in your life you get to not care what you look like and gain weight, so go all out.  I understand the urge, maybe even the need, to have some cheat meals during pregnancy.  But sorry, Jenny, eating for two should mean putting the baby's nutritional needs above your own desire to stuff your face with fast food and brownies every night because you're going to get "fat" anyway.  As I see it, this is the time I need to be more concerned than ever about eating a healthy diet and getting all of the nutrients that I, and especially the baby, need.  (Remind me this when Thanksgiving rolls around next week ...)

    192 days left :) 

    Monday, November 7, 2011

    Heart of America 3 recap (11 weeks pregnant)

    This past weekend, I competed with team CrossFit 515 at HOA3 in Springfield, Missouri.  The event was huge (28 rx teams and 30 scaled teams), and I was extrememly impressed with how the competition was run.  The competition consisted of 8 wods - 2 on Friday, 5 on Saturday, and 1 on Sunday.  We finished in 4th place overall in the rx division.  Everyone on the team did outstanding and should be happy with and proud of their performances ... of course, we were all going into the weekend with a goal of 1st place, so there was some disappointment as well.    
    CrossFit 515
    Lindsay, Bobby, Ross, Lance, Jaime, Tara

    The weekend started off with 2 events within a 13 minute time cap: wod 1 was a 1600m run (score = average time of the 6 team members), followed immediately by wod 2, a max snatch completed within the 13 minute cap (score = combined weight of the 6 snatches).  Running seems to be getting harder and harder, and I was not happy with my 6:27 mile time. (But with an average mile time of 5:55, we easily won that event (average time of the 2nd place team in wod 1 was 6:13), so I couldn't get too upset ... Besides, I think the 6 hour car ride is more to blame than Baby.)  By the time I entered the building from the run and joined my team, I had about 6 minutes remaining to get a max snatch.  I snatched 105#, tying my PR, and nearly hit 110#.  I think a pregnant snatch PR is in order very soon!  We ended the day in 3rd place overall.
    Thanks to VibrantEyePhoto for
    taking these awesome pictures
    of the event!!

    Saturday, the wods / portions of wods I participated in were:

    WOD 3
    Max pistol squats (one-legged squats) in 2 minutes 
    Score - 54

    WOD 4 (with Ross)
    8 minute amrap
    8 thrusters (115/75)
    10 kettlebell sumo deadlift highpull (100/70)
    12 box jumps (24"/20")
    - one partner working at a time. Ross and I alternated movements the entire time.
    Score - 8 rounds + 12 reps

    WOD 7 (with Bobby, Ross, Tara)
    6 minute amrap
    Burpee pull up ladder (round 1 each athlete does 1 rep, round 2 each athlete does 2 reps, round 3 each athlete does 3 reps .....)
    Score - 133 reps (more than half way through round 8)

    I kept my water bottle close by during all the wods, but these workouts were all short enough to be well within my current comfort zone. I found that team workouts like wod 4 and wod 7, with the forced rest time while my team members are working, are actually pretty perfect for me right now.  I focused on going hard and fast when it was my turn to work, but I wasn't worried about pushing it too hard because I never had to perform more than 12 (super fast!) reps without a break.

    There was just one final wod on Sunday:
    3 Women Perform 2 Rounds, then 3 Men Perform 2 Round of:
    30 Bar-Facing Burpees
    300m Row
    30 Ballslams, (35#/50#)
    30 OHS, (90#/125#)
    30 CTB Pull Ups
    300m Sandbag Run, one 60lb/90lb SB- all 3 athletes must run 300m  

    Both rounds, I did some of the burpees, ballslams, overhead squats, and chest to bar pull ups.  For a 3 person wod with only 1 athlete working at a time, this was brutal!  But other than losing balance and dropping the OHS bar after only 4 reps when I was supposed to complete 10 (thankfully Jaime picked up my slack and finish the remaining 16 squats unbroken!), this workout went about as well as it could have gone. I think the most difficult part of the workout for me was (again) the running ... I did not feel good about myself while I was struggling to keep up with Tara who was carrying our 60# sandbag!  The girls finished our two rounds in right around 16 minutes then handed it off to the boys.  We were one of the few teams to complete the entire workout in the 32 minute time cap, taking 3rd in that event and 4th in the competition overall.   

    It was a great competition, and I think CrossFit 515 will definitely be back in Springfield next year for HOA4!  Thanks for a great weekend, Team! 

    201 days to go ...

    Thursday, November 3, 2011

    Competing (with an Extra Teammate)

    I'll admit, I'm more than a little sad that I won't be able to compete at regionals in 2012.  In 2011, I competed in the team competition for CrossFit 515. We placed 7th, and it was an amazing weekend. With a due date of May 27, 2012, I'm just hoping the North Central regional is on the earlier end of the April 27-May 27 regionals time frame announced on the Games site so I can at least attend and watch Bobby Noyce, Jaime Noyce (my brother and sister) and team 515 dominate! Besides, with a near conflict in 2011 (Justin and my June 4th wedding), I learned that my major life events are not going to prevent my siblings from making a run at the Games.  (Yes, there was some serious discussion about changing our wedding date if regionals were that weekend!)  
    While I can still do most things rx'd, I'm taking advantage and getting my competition fix ...

    Lincoln Soldier Challenge
    Sept. 18, 2011 (4 weeks)

    I found out I was pregnant the day after this competition.  I definitely noticed I had less gas in the tank than I expected during "the Gladiator" (equipment carry, 25 thrusters at 95#, 40 bar facing burpees, 50 overhead walking lunges with 25# plate, equipment return), but I don't think I can blame pregnancy - it was just an overall brutal workout! 

    Team CrossFit 515 - 1st Place
    Bart, Lindsay (me), Bobby, Jaime


    Life as Rx Chicago Competition at CrossFit Freedom
    October 1, 2011 (6 weeks)  
    1st Place Team - CrossFit 515 (Ross, Lance, Justin, Lauren)
    Ross, Bobby (5th place), Lance, Jaime (2nd place), Justin
    Lauren, Lindsay (7th place)
    My first individual CrossFit competition!
    I hadn't been feeling great during my workouts leading up to this, but I actually felt really good during the competition. Although, 4 workouts in one day with lots of sitting and standing around was exhausting! 

    After 3 wods, the top 10 males and females and top 5 teams competed in the last event, which was:
    Prowler push down and back
    5 snatches 95#
    10 bar facing burpees
    5 power cleans 95#
    10 bar facing burpees
    5 thrusters 95#
    10 bar facing burpees
    Prowler push down and back

    I was so tired I didn't even really want to compete in the last event, but I had managed to be in the top 5 females leading into the final wod so I sucked it up.  My first time ever pushing a prowler started off smoothly, then quickly got very hard!  I made it through eveything else ok, then back to slow motion with the prowler. But it was fun competitng with (and getting my ass handed to me by) the women in the final heat. I finished in 12:03 and took 7th place overall. Not bad for a pregnant lady :)  

    This weekend, I'm headed with team CrossFit 515 to Springfield, Missouri to compete in the Heart of America team competition.  Hopefully the extra team member doesn't slow me down too much.  Let's go CrossFit 515!!!



    Tuesday, November 1, 2011

    Stronger and Faster

    One thing I love about CrossFit and keeps me coming back is I'm constantly improving and setting PRs.  The week I found out I was pregnant, I had a very frustrating workout week (especially because I hadn't told anyone (except my husband) that I was pregnant):

    9/20/11... Nancy- 12:31 (PR 11:32, 6/16/11)
    9/22/11... 5k Run- 22:11 (PR 21:36, same course 8/17/11)
    9/23/11... Fran- 3:34 (1 second PR from 7/23/11) 
    9/24/11... Nicole- 120 reps (first time doing Nicole, but only got 30 pull ups on my first round and max pull ups PR was 40 reps 4/16/11)

    If workouts were already this hard at less than 5 weeks, I couldn't imagine what it would be like 25 pounds from now!   

    Lincoln Soldier Challenge (4 weeks pregnant)
    It hasn't all been scaling back and frustration - I've also had some exciting PRs.  My brother, Bobby Noyce, made up the "Ultimate Athlete Challenge," which we did at CrossFit515 on Oct. 14.  You run a mile, then you have the amount of time it took you to run a mile to find a 1 rep max deadlift.  Score = mile time - deadlift weight.  A long time goal of mine had been to run a sub-6 minute mile, and I finally accomplished that goal with a 5:54 mile ... while 8 weeks pregnant :)  I also PRed with a 305# deadlift (previous max was 300# on 9/26/11 - 5 wks).  554 - 305 = 249.

    On Oct. 22 (9 weeks), I did Grace in 2:41.  Previous times were 3:27 on 6/12/11 and 5:20 on 11/6/10.

    Getting PRs on workouts is obviously not my focus right now, but I still like having my scores and times to compare.  I've felt much better on the shorter workouts.  We've done tons of 15-20+ minute wods lately (we follow mainsite at CrossFit 515), and I think my rest time during these longer workouts is surpassing my work time.

    207 days left!

    Monday, October 31, 2011


    Early on in my pregnancy, I noticed how little push I had, how hard it was to breath, and how quickly my muscles would get fatigued.  30 seconds into a workout, Fran-like muscle fatigue would already be setting in.  One of the things I love about CrossFit is tracking my progress and having data as evidence that my work capacity is improving, and since starting CrossFit, I've continuously gotten stronger, faster, and more efficient. I know I need to back off and not kill myself like I used to, but pregnant or not, doing worse on workouts is frustrating!  WOD examples: 
    • Nancy (5 rounds, 400m run, 15 overhead squats at 65#)
      • 9/20/2011 (4 1/2 weeks pregnant) - 12:31
      • 6/16/2011 - 11:32 (PR)
      • 12/6/2010 - 13:00
      • 9/6/2010 - 13:56
    • "The End" (Last 3 workouts of the 2011 CrossFit Games)
      • 9/28/2011 (5 1/2 weeks pregnant)
        • 3 min amrap - 58 reps
        • 6 min amrap - 104 reps
        • Full chipper - 17:07
      • 8/4/2011
        • 3 min amrap - 57 reps
        • 6 min amrap - 118 reps
        • Full chipper - 15:30
    I felt like I was completely dragging and had no energy during these workouts, but that has improved.  At about 6 weeks pregnant, I started feeling better during workouts and wasn't noticing the muscle fatigue as much.  I care about my times/scores much less now, but I'm still going to look at the clock and record my times.  So, how hard should I be working out?  I realize I'm not going to be collapsing to my back gasping for air post-WOD at 8 months pregnant, but what about at 6 weeks?  10 weeks?  20 weeks?  Working out at a high intensity is part of the basic definition of CrossFit.  Getting to that scary place where you start to question whether what you're doing is good, whether you can take the pain.  Ok, so I realize I shouldn't strive for that much intensity over the next 7 months.  But how much intensity is ok?     

    My husband and I couldn't help but laugh when at my first appointment my doctor told me the old school recommendations for working out while pregnant - keep your heartrate under 140 bpm and don't lift more than 20#.  (We opted to not mention my 305# deadlift PR from earlier that week.)  I had already read and disregarded those guidelines.  They don't take into account your pre-pregnancy fitness and activity level, and I tend to believe heartrate says little about how hard you're actually working (I'm pretty sure my heartrate gets well over 140 bpm just thinking about doing Fran ... see related article in the CrossFit Journal  Plus, those guidelines are just plain ridiculous.  What if I already had a 30 lb toddler?  I'm not supposed to pick the kid up while I'm pregnant?   
    The Crossfit Mom website do's and don'ts are more realistic ... "You should still be able to talk while you’re working out.... Don’t work out until the point of exhaustion and don’t get over-heated....  Make sure you rest between rounds or exercises, drink water before, during and after your workout..."  (  So far, at just over 10 weeks, I feel like just by listening to my body, I've been able to tell how much intensity my body can handle.  I always make sure I have my water right next to me during workouts.  I still work hard and I still get out of breath, but I get tired a lot faster, and it's almost like my body won't let me push as hard I used to. 

    Sometimes I worry that I'm using pregnancy as an excuse and it's going to be that much harder after my pregnancy to get over the mental barriers and push myself as hard as I used to.  But I know now is not the time to test my physical limits.  I guess it's time to take the Crossfit Mom advice and do what I started doing CrossFit to avoid:  "maintain" my fitness level. 

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    Knocked Up!

    When I found out I was pregnant, one of the first things I did was start researching how pregnancy would affect my crossfitting. I found the usual information (you can continue what you were doing before pregnancy, drink lots of water, don't worry about the clock, etc.), but I found very little about how the changes during pregnancy would make me feel during workouts and how my performance would be different from pre-pregnancy. I decided I would track and blog about my experience crossfitting through pregnancy and maybe offer some insight to others along the way. 

    A little about me ...
    I started doing CrossFit about a year and a half ago. This is my first pregnancy, and I'm due May 27, 2012.  Some of my pre-pregnancy benchmark WOD times/scores and max lift weights:

    Fight Gone Bad - 385                    
    Filthy Fifty - 19:08                         
    Fran - 3:35
    Grace - 3:27
    Helen - 8:29
    Jackie - 7:38
    Mile run - 6:02
    Nancy - 11:32

    Back Squat - 170#
    Clean - 145#
    Clean & Jerk - 135#
    Deadlift - 275#
    Overhead Squat - 135#
    Snatch - 105#

    213 days left :)
    - Lindsay