Wednesday, July 10

Here’s a great interview with perennial CrossFit Games competitor Kara Saunders on training while pregnant, and how she approaches training now as a new mom. Kara is one of the best CrossFit athletes in the world, but she has great perspective on how to balance motherhood and training as a professional athlete.

I really love the fact that she is not placing any expectations on herself. She did the Open in March this year and scaled many of the movements, and while she wants to get back to the Games next year, she knows there is a chance that might not happen - and she is ok with that!

She also points out how her fitness prepared her for labor (all 54 hours!) We talk a lot about using our fitness outside of the gym and being prepared for anything, but sometimes we’re just thinking about going for a hike, playing sports, or other physical activity. But being healthy and fit can play a much more important role. Maybe your training will come in handy for having a child or staying safe in an accident. And that’s way more important than setting a new PR on your deadlift or besting your last Fran time.

Watch the video to hear more from Kara on how her perspective changed and how she is approaching training now. And remember, there are other things in life that take priority over working out. While we all should strive to be healthy and fit, there are times when we need to step back, take the pressure off ourselves and enjoy the gifts of life.

Read more from Morning Chalk Up here.

Workout for Wednesday, July 10
Triple 3
3,000 Meter Row
300 Double Unders
3 Mile Run

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