Saturday, February 18, 2012

(Baby) BUMP in the Road to The Games 2012

As many of you know, 80% or more of my mental and physical focus right now has been on The 2012 CrossFit Games!The last two months I've competed in local competitions - ramped up my training both in volume and intention. My vision boards were complete but MY plan was not the ULTIMATE plan.

There are bumps in the road to any goal. I was sick much of December and hit training hard January/February. I felt tired - hungry - "off" - I spent two months changing supplements, drinking more water, sleeping more to "catch up". Beating myself up on a regular basis for not being able to push thru.....I started reviewing last year's training logs and much to my pleasure I found that last Jan/Feb I was also tired - beat up from the increased training volume but started feeling much better in March, etc. I anticipated the same this year and chalked up several ODDITIES to "indigestion and training volume".
However, after two weeks of unbearable fatigue and nausea it all became clear - the bump in this road was a Baby Bump.
Hindsight is 20/20 and ALL of the symptoms were there. It's amazing how well you can know your body and yet not know it at all. I found out last week that I am 12 weeks pregnant - almost thru the dreaded 1st trimester.

I will admit I questioned God's timing (one week before the Open....months before the CrossFit Games) but I am 100% certain that the payoff will be greater than I have ever known.

This season I will be on the sidelines cheering for Jeremy - Candice - Whitney - Ingrid - team CrossFit Central and learning skills completely outside of the CrossFit realm.

Life doesn't always go the way you plan....and it's usually better that way!

I am blessed with the best husband ever - the most supportive family - and great things ahead.


  1. Congratulations!!! That is so awesome for you two! You are going to make a great mom and Jeremy a great dad.

    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Just 3 months ahead of you on this journey and I can honestly say that it's already been the most holy and sacred of all things in my life. I had wanted to ask you how your 1st trimester has been last night but Deepak was calling us :)Hopefully you are feeling a little better. You looked beautiful as ever! Blessings to you on this new and awesome journey. My heart cracks open wider and wider with each day knowing what a blessing and GIFT conception is. In full support of all that you are to become through this...

  3. This got me a little choked up! Reminds me of this quote --> “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” I'm so happy for you guys and the full and abundant life ahead of you! :)

  4. The best blessing ever! Congrats to you both.

  5. Lisa! This is so exciting! You are going to be such an excellent mom. CrossFit babies, whoo hoo!

  6. Congratulations, Lisa! Motherhood is the greatest of His blessings. Our prayers are with y'all :)

  7. Congrats to you both! my prayers and thoughts are with you in this new Journey in life. I myself will be hitting 14 weeks and it was an amazing gift from God!
    He has a plan for us all, maybe we may not always think is the best timing for this sort of thing but really who is full prepared it is an amazing life changing experiance and its such a wonderful.
    As you said it life never goes as plan but with the love and Support from you husband and family and your community your are truely blessed to have that love and support
    God bless you both and the lil one too!

  8. Congratulations! You are inspiring in many ways. I had to laugh when I read your 2012 mantra at the top of your blog "With Childlike Spirit." True in more ways than you knew...

  9. Herzlichen Gl├╝ckwunsch!

    Babies never come on time - fortunately, as who could time something as miraculous as that?