This week on the podcast, we sit down with Annie Thorisdottir, 2x CrossFit Games champion. Annie won the CrossFit Games in 2011 and 2012, becoming the first woman to win back-to-back CrossFit Games titles in the history of the sport. In 2021, she placed third at the Games only a year after giving birth to her daughter Freyja, and after experiencing postpartum depression. She shares how motherhood has reinvigorated her and challenged her, how she’s trained leading up into the games, and what motivates her to continue pursuing the sport as a seasoned veteran.
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3:25 – Getting started in the sport
11:34 – How she approaches time management
13:31 – Her journey to motherhood, including struggles with postpartum depression
18:00 – Her athletic rebirth after having her daughter
22:49 – Competing as an individual and as a team
25:38 – Winning 6 events at semifinals
27:31 – How she paces herself
32:20 – The importance of mindfulness
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