Annie Thorisdottir. I’ve been known to make jokes about being good enough to compete in the CrossFit Games….er…the CrossFit Kids Games. There was no way in hell I thought that I would actually get picked. I was on cloud 9 and off to CrossFit Providence to be photographed while WODing.
I got to Providence a little early and got to watch the WOD that was already going on; hero WOD Jack-20 minute AMRAP (as many rounds/reps as possible) of 10 push presses with 85lbs, 10 kettlebell swings with 35lbs, & 10 box jumps with a 20” box I decided to go middle of the road with weight and did 65lbs for the push press and do the rest of the WOD Rx (as prescribed above.) I was instructed to participate in the WOD and pretty much ignore the camera and equipment. I was also told that I might be asked to change my shirt at some point. Hero WOD’s are hard, period. And Jack is no joke. I was able to get in 9 rounds even with one shirt change!
After we were all done and cleaned up, a bunch of us went across the street to get some breakfast. I was starving at this point as I can’t eat much before I exercise and it was pushing lunch time. It was cool to be able to sit and talk to David and his assistant Erica. Turns out, in true RI style, Erica and I have a few friends in common, so we spent breakfast talking about CrossFit and paleo. That’s a pretty good morning in my book!
I had the best experience working for Again Faster as a real world athlete model. I am so proud that my hard work and dedication for fitness was recognized; and it’s pretty cool to consider myself an athlete again! But honestly the best part of the whole thing was realizing that Dani saw something in me that I didn’t. I am so fortunate to have found such a good friend!