#417 – Annie Thorisdottir

Sevan Matossian (00:02):

Bam. We’re live. Fuck why’d. I do that. We’re live.

Caleb Beaver (00:13):


Sevan Matossian (00:19):

I, uh, on, on Saturday nights I stop eating and then I start again, uh, on Monday morning. So I basically on Saturday night I go to sleep. I don’t eat all day Sunday. I go to sleep again. I wake up, I start eating Monday, this particular week. Next Sunday, I am going to a party where I heard there’s gonna be a hundred pounds of lobster, a hundred. So I was like, well, shit, I can’t be fasting next Sunday. That would make no sense. So I fast it again. So, so then I, I didn’t eat Sunday. Then I, then I, and I have to do this every week. One day a week. I’m like obsessed with doing it. I guess. Obsessed is the right word.

Sevan Matossian (01:01):

And I’ve been doing it for over two years now. So yesterday I didn’t eat what was yesterday, Tuesday. So I, so I didn’t eat Mon Sunday. I ate Monday and then I didn’t eat Tuesday so that I could eat Sunday. I, I think one time I remember hearing a story, oh, maybe I should give Annie my phone number in case she’s having problems, my working right. Maybe I’m just nervous cuz Annie’s coming on. Uh, heard a story that Nicole Carroll, I, I, I think this is correct. She’s the director of training. Probably probably the most influential woman in the history of my life. For sure. In, uh, in fitness maybe, maybe human. I mean she definitely belongs on the, on the, um, I dunno if Mount Rushmore is the right word, but she definitely, her contribution to fitness is insane and health more importantly health. Uh, one time she did this experiment where I think she ate every other day for a month. So in 15 months she fasted 15 days and eight, 15 days every other day. I wish I could remember what she said about it. I promise you if she gets fired, I’ll get her on the show.

Caleb Beaver (02:15):


Sevan Matossian (02:17):

If she agrees

Sevan Matossian (02:22):

Maybe before, maybe something will happen there and there’ll be some sort of love in. Maybe there’ll be some sort of love in and I will. I mean, shit Annie’s coming on the show from the, from, I, I know, I know being an athlete’s a much, uh, different role than being the director of training for CrossFit, Inc. But in some ways she’s, uh, Nicole’s equal, but just sort of in the athlete, in the athlete category, not in the, not in the other category. Let me see this, trying to see where I sent her an email. I’ll send her my phone number in case there’s a problem. Think what if I sent her the wrong link?

Sevan Matossian (03:08):

Yeah, resend it. And here is my phone number eight oh five two five two four. Oh, don’t say that. Okay. Send sometimes, may, maybe last nights. Wasn’t clickbait. This one is clickbait. Uh, sometimes, uh, with these international, uh, cats, um, we get a, uh, a time zone issue. Like it’s just too much math for us. Although she, she’s not, she’s not like around the globe or anything. What? It gets really weird when it’s like Australia, right? They’re like, like you start having to shift days and stuff. Hmm. There’s this? Uh, I I’ve noticed there’s this thing midnight in Melbourne, Australia, but staying up for Annie. Thank you, Wayne. I recognize so many of your names Kenson already. Yeah, I know. I know. Is it that obvious? Sorry. Okay. Uh, 1, 2, 3, uh, oh three is like I’m a little nervous. Four is like I’m really nervous. Five is I’m I’m fucking freaking out. And I’ve six pages. I think the most pages of notes I ever had was, uh, was seven. I can’t remember. I think that was maybe Patrick bet. David, I can’t, I can’t tell if I’m nervous that she’s coming on or I’m nervous cuz uh, or, or something’s going on with my heart. Cause I’m not cuz I’m a, cause I have a eating disorder, an eating disorder.

Sevan Matossian (04:48):

Good morning Jim. Yeah. Yesterday Jim, I wasn’t sure if I, I couldn’t remember if I liked you or not like in my mind, I like you cuz I was going through YouTube and making people moderators. I was like, I think this dude should be a moderator. Cause I was expecting yesterday to get kind of wily in the comment. So I was just like, oh we, we don’t have any moderator. So I just, oh, I should have made Heidi a moderator. There used to be a dude in the comments named Yolo all the time. Just commenting, just nonstop. And I think wa zombies is a moderator and booted him. That’s the only person I know who ever got booted. Step on. Don’t interrupt her every six seconds like you did with raw the other day. In fact, have him on again and shut the fuck up and let him talk processing. Can you tell, can you tell Caleb I’m processing that comment? I’m just like don’t react. Don’t react. Oh yes. Craig white. You should definitely be a moderator. Uh oh, here we go. I think she responded to the email. Let’s see what’s going on. Oh, she says she’s coming. Ah, she was in the middle of cutting her toenails. She’ll be here in a minute. Where is that comment? You don’t understand the show. If you think I’m interrupting people. And I’ve said this before, if I’m not talking, that means the guest has interrupted me.

Sevan Matossian (06:36):

And it’s your favorite show? Isn’t that weird?

Sevan Matossian (06:42):

Oh, oh shoot. Oh shoot. Oh shoot, shoot, shoot. Uh, Suza. If you’re watching you, weren’t supposed to reach out to Jay crouch yet. Sorry shit. Uh, I think we’re gonna start a group thread with uh, um, uh, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. We’re gonna have Jay CRO. Uh, I think we’re gonna have him and Rob forte on at the same time. Darnit. Darn it. Darn darn it. That was totally my fault. We are going to start a group thread with Rob forte too. There’s like, I don’t want this to be a CrossFit show and there’s like 20 CrossFiters I wanna fucking have on what a mess. I’m a conflicted man. I am a conflicted conflicted, man. Hey, how about she? Come on the show so I can interrupt her thought about that. You’re the kind of guy that worries about where you’re gonna take a girl before she even said yes to dating you. She’s not gonna date you. Yeah. That thank you. Thank you, Scott. Thank you. The raw show is great. Of course it was sometimes if I notice that the, the, the guest is getting nervous, I talk so that they don’t, they don’t, they don’t get nervous. I thought there were a lot of uncomfortable silences in that show. A lot of them. Hi.

Annie Thorisdottir (08:01):

Hey, hello. Hey, how you doing?

Sevan Matossian (08:07):

So good. So good. Hey did, did we have the time, right?

Annie Thorisdottir (08:12):

Yeah, we have the time. Right?

Sevan Matossian (08:13):

Okay, good, good, good. I just, I always just wanted

Annie Thorisdottir (08:16):


Sevan Matossian (08:17):

Me. It’s like, it’s like leaping over oceans and stuff that somehow we got like the day or the time. Right? Especially like Australians. You’re not in Australia. You’re in the island in the top. The, the Iceland one, not the Australian one.

Annie Thorisdottir (08:29):

I’m in the Iceland one. It should be like with

Sevan Matossian (08:31):

Me. Hold on. Okay, perfect. I got you back.

Annie Thorisdottir (08:41):

Okay, cool. Cool. Cool. Yeah, no, I should be easy. I’m GMT zero. Uh, so it’s like fairly easy to calculate. FYA just needed a little bit of attention. She’s not at daycare today, so I couldn’t just run away.

Sevan Matossian (08:54):

<laugh> if at any time you need to, um, bolt, please do

Annie Thorisdottir (08:59):

I’m good. Frederick Hasser so we’re all good.

Sevan Matossian (09:02):

How did you

Annie Thorisdottir (09:03):

Meet? She just like, yeah. Gets excited about her potty training. So she really wanted me to be there when she would pee in her potty. And I couldn’t just like, look mom. Yes. It’s like clap for me. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (09:17):

How old is she?

Annie Thorisdottir (09:20):

She is, uh, just that we’re one and a half year old. She was born in August.

Sevan Matossian (09:26):

Um, in the us kids don’t get potty trained until they’re seven in Iceland. They do it when they’re 18 months.

Annie Thorisdottir (09:32):

Seven I’ honestly, I’m not like potty training her. Uh, I just bought a potty and then she got excited about it and now she just lets me know when she needs to use it. It’s like, I didn’t really have to do anything. It’s pretty nice.

Sevan Matossian (09:45):

Yeah. She’s like, what’s that over there? Oh, you peeing it. Okay. I’ll give it a try.

Annie Thorisdottir (09:48):

Yeah. She’s like, and when you clap for her, when she did it, the first time she got kind of excited about it and then it’s like, oh, and then we flush it down into the ocean. It’s the same as mommy and daddy do. So it’s like kind of exciting. So I didn’t really have to, thankfully it was like a pretty easy one for me. This one, at least.

Sevan Matossian (10:05):

Yeah. I think, uh, I think girls are better at that. Like significantly better.

Annie Thorisdottir (10:10):

I heard that too. I think we feel it better when we need to go.

Sevan Matossian (10:14):

Oh, I didn’t even think about that, but yeah. Um, I, I mean, yeah, my wife will feel when she’s ovulating. So feeling to go into the bathroom, like you probably get a two day notice. Ah, I will be paying tomorrow at, at three.

Annie Thorisdottir (10:26):

Is it the set of schedule?

Sevan Matossian (10:29):

How, how did you meet Fredrick? Fred? I met him. Fred Durick or Fredrick?

Annie Thorisdottir (10:35):


Sevan Matossian (10:36):


Annie Thorisdottir (10:37):

Yes. Um, actually I met him at, what was it called? Semi semis, maybe back then or regional? Um, in 2010 in home still.

Sevan Matossian (10:52):

Where’s home still.

Annie Thorisdottir (10:53):

It’s in Sweden, right outside of Copenhagen or demark.

Sevan Matossian (10:58):

And, and can you tell me about that first encounter?

Annie Thorisdottir (11:01):

Well, he was competing there. I was competing. We didn’t really like know each other be, but we had a mutual friend. Um, and then after the competition, like we, me and everyone from, uh, my gym went to Copenhagen and went to dinner and his friends, like my mutual, our mutual friends were at dinner at the same place. And then we got introduced. Then, then we just like started talking after that, but we didn’t start dating until like a few months later or a couple of months later. So we started being together like end of 20, uh, 2010.

Sevan Matossian (11:42):

Um, did, was, did you know when you saw him, were there, were there sparks?

Annie Thorisdottir (11:48):

Oh, there were definitely sparks for sure. Otherwise I wouldn’t have wanted to bother with this, like continuing to talk with him, but I never planned on having, so this is gonna sound weird. Uh, but like I never planned on having like a foreign boyfriend cuz uh, my roots are Iceland and I knew that I wanted to live in Iceland and raised my kids in Iceland. And I didn’t really think that anyone outside of Iceland would want to live in Iceland. Um, so I never planned up on having it become anything serious. But obviously like when you feel like you meet the right person, it’s just the right person and yeah, it we’ve been together enough where, yeah. What is it? 11 years.

Sevan Matossian (12:38):

Are you guys married?

Annie Thorisdottir (12:39):

We’re not married. No.

Sevan Matossian (12:41):

11 years. Yeah. It took, it took my wife and I, I think 20 years to get married and, and, and then, and we had to have the, and then we had the twins. I think she was pregnant with the twins when we got married.

Annie Thorisdottir (12:52):

So you went a little bit of a European route. I feel like people don’t understand that in the states. It’s like we do it quite a lot here in ice or in Europe you’re like might have kids and then you get married. Me and Fred are, are the same as married. Like we’re just as committed to each other. And we’ve talked about marriage. I just don’t feel like doing it while I’m competing at crossed. Cuz I feel like it’s gonna be like I’m I don’t know. I want to just have time and enjoy it and enjoy planning it and not have it like a stress factor. Um, so then I’ll do it when I’m not competing as much anymore.

Sevan Matossian (13:27):

Is it, is it, do, do you, um, pardon me kind of like being like the Renegade and not being married and having a kid like kind of like, Hey I’ll do shit my own way. Like, like don’t tell me what to do.

Annie Thorisdottir (13:39):

I’ve never really thought about it that way because I don’t really feel like people can’t tell me what to do. So I’m not bothered by it.

Sevan Matossian (13:45):

<laugh> well, uh, your mom, your mom said from, uh, from a young age, you were a determined person. If you yes. You from, from, from when you were as far back as she could remember, if you could, if you made a plan, you were going to, um, uh, act it out. It was going to happen.

Annie Thorisdottir (14:01):

That’s pretty true. Yeah. I would say that’s true. When I, when I really set my mind to something, I would make sure that I, I wouldn’t quit. I wouldn’t give up on it. I would like have it go that way.

Sevan Matossian (14:13):

Frederick couldn’t court. You through Instagram, there was no Instagram then. Right? I don’t was there social media? No. So he had to actually ask for your phone number Facebook. Okay. Mm-hmm

Annie Thorisdottir (14:21):

<affirmative> way to Facebook. We can like see messages from each other, like way, way back in, time through Facebook, which is really cool to see now.

Sevan Matossian (14:32):

Wow. Yes. And then, and, and then when did you know, um, when did you know, did he, when was like the first like real commitment? Like where one of you and I’m guess I’m, I’m defining commitment as one of you actually traveled to see the other one where you get on a plane and go,

Annie Thorisdottir (14:48):

Uh, well I was coaching. I was on level one staff, uh, when we were starting to like see each other. So he would come and see me when I was coaching anywhere in like Scandinavia, Sweden, that mark, um, then he would come and Norway like come and meet up with me that, those weekends and when I was competing, um, as well, he would come and be there. So that was like those months, uh, leading up to the end of the year. And then in December he’ll like officially ask me, like, do you wanna be exclusive? Like we’re, we’re a couple. And I’m

Sevan Matossian (15:26):

Like, yeah. In 2010, December of 2010.

Annie Thorisdottir (15:29):

Yes. And then beginning of 2011, like January, 2011, he came to Iceland, um, for the first time and I still lived at my parents’ place. So that was kind of like a big, big step because he came and I didn’t stay at my parents’ place and like meet the whole family and do the whole shebang. But yeah. Then I was like, now we’ll see if this is like, if everything works and it was a great trip, it was like a week of us training together, getting to know each other and him getting to know my family. And I would say after that trip, I was like, yes, this is, this is real, real.

Sevan Matossian (16:10):

Yeah. Crazy. And now, now he’s family.

Annie Thorisdottir (16:14):

Yes. Like

Sevan Matossian (16:15):

He, like, if he’s at your house, he would just open the cupboard and pour himself his own glass of water.

Annie Thorisdottir (16:19):

Yeah. He started doing that very early on though. <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (16:26):

It’s um, I went through, I went through your entire Instagram last night. I mean, I mean, not really post for a post, but I scrolled all the way back to the beginning and it doesn’t go back to the beginning, you know, like, like what I think of as the beginning, because I, the first time I, I spotted you the first time I saw you was obviously in aromas.

Annie Thorisdottir (16:44):


Sevan Matossian (16:45):

And, uh, it, I you’ve basically been with Frederick Frederick Frederick, your whole CrossFit career. But in my mind there was a huge chunk where you weren’t with him. Yeah. Because just when I met you, there was no Frederick.

Annie Thorisdottir (16:59):

Yeah, no, absolutely. Me and you go even further back.

Sevan Matossian (17:03):

Yeah. It’s crazy. Um,

Annie Thorisdottir (17:05):

Yeah, that’s pretty crazy. No, he was there when I won the games for the first time. Uh, but I feel like MyFi journey started definitely sooner than that.

Sevan Matossian (17:15):

It, it was emotional for me going, uh, looking through that, to be honest with you,

Annie Thorisdottir (17:19):

It was actually funny for me too. Now it just, um, so I went to the pool, uh, to swim, uh, before this podcast and I was by myself at the pool. So when you’re swimming, you have a lot of time to think. And I was thinking about this podcast and I was like, thinking about this, like some of the interviews and the things we’ve done together and how much I know about you and like your past and now like been following you on Instagram with your kids and family. It’s just like, it’s kind of funny. I feel like, because I’ve known you since like, so, so far back when I had such a hard time speaking English and I feel like sometimes you took a little bit of maybe advantage even off then <laugh> but, uh, into now, like even though it’s been a while since we like really sat down and talked together, I feel like I know you through social media. So it’s been, I feel like it’s been a journey, you know?

Sevan Matossian (18:18):

Um, I haven’t, I probably haven’t talked to you in four. I don’t know. I I’m just making this up four years, maybe longer, maybe 2017. What, what would that be? Yeah,

Annie Thorisdottir (18:28):


Sevan Matossian (18:30):

I, I, I, I know you’re, um, uh, um, uh, not yet. Not, not yet. Uh, Brandon close. Not yet. Um, <laugh> uh, I, I know you’re, you’re, uh, beloved friend, um, um, uh, Katherine and I know that Katherine, um, and I, I was very, um, aggressive towards cast. I have been very aggressive towards Katherine and I know she’s your best friend <laugh> and I, and, um, I, I was actually really surprised you would come on. Uh, and I, and I really appreciate it because I know you’re fiercely loyal to her and yeah. Um, I, I know she’s, I know she’s an amazing person. Um, some people are surprised, uh, how much nice things I say about her and, and also how hostile I can be towards her. So, so, so I appreciate that, cause I know, I know we have a very, I know we have a very long history, but I know she’s like one of your, um, most cherished, uh, relationships that you’ve had in your existence on planet earth. And so I appreciate that also. I really appreciate

Annie Thorisdottir (19:34):

That also. Absolutely. I feel like we have, we have a long Passon and I didn’t, well, obviously I thought about it, but if you were gonna bring it up, I also know that I was, I would always take her aside, so

Sevan Matossian (19:48):


Annie Thorisdottir (19:49):

<laugh> you can just expect that too.

Sevan Matossian (19:51):

<laugh> right, right, right, right. Did the determined and unwavering Annie Thor’s daughter

Annie Thorisdottir (19:57):

<laugh> I, so I always feel like I’m just, I’m a very, very honest person and everyone, like now obviously my own team, I’ve gotten to know a few more people that like have come in almost like as a family. And I feel like once you get to know me, you get to like really know me. And then I started hearing that I can be brutally honest and I’m like, oh man, this is somehow, sometimes come out like harsh. I don’t mean it at all as like, I don’t ever want it to come out harsh, but I feel like I’m just being honest. I’m never trying to be like rude or anything, but I tend to just wanna say my side, but then I’m always happy to hear someone else’s side too.

Sevan Matossian (20:43):

What, what do you think because of that honesty, how your life, the implications of that? Um,

Annie Thorisdottir (20:52):

I think it makes my life simpler. I think it makes my life easier. I think it makes my relationships easier. Um, because I can also handle honesty straight back. Like I would rather someone just comes and tells me if there’s something bothering them or if there’s something up and that’s something that I’ve kinda always appreciated about you too. You just tend to be honest about what you think, but then people can also have different opinions. Sometimes you think they’re stupid when they have different opinions and that’s also fair, but at least you seem to like be open to it. And that’s, I think it makes communications and relationships easier. If you don’t like what you get, then we just don’t need to spend as much time together. If that makes sense.

Sevan Matossian (21:39):

Totally well said. Uh, wait, wait, uh, hold on this one, uh, Kyle Stik Seon getting in some ass kissing. Well, thank you.

Annie Thorisdottir (21:49):

<laugh> <laugh> nice.

Sevan Matossian (21:53):

Do you think you were taught that? I, I, wasn’t always honest. I used to be nice.

Annie Thorisdottir (22:00):

I think it can be honest and nice. I would like to look at myself as a nice person. I don’t say things just to say them. I don’t say things to try to be mean to others. I don’t think say things when it’s not gonna have any positive outcome. Uh, because then I feel like it’s not necessary, but if there’s something that has that I feel like could make my, and that person’s relationship better. Um, or if it’s something worth standing out for, then I’ll be honest about it. But I don’t think, I don’t think it needs to be done in a bad way. And I hope that I don’t do that, but I, um, yeah, I think I’ve always been like, then I think my mom taught me that I can always be honest and not get punished for it, if that makes sense. So it’s like being able to just like live guilt free. I guess

Sevan Matossian (22:59):

I, in the circumstance where you, where you couldn’t be honest, it’s also extremely uncomfortable, right? For you. It’s not, it’s not, you don’t, you don’t wanna manage, you don’t wanna manage that shit. It’s, it’s kind of it’s it’s, you know, do you know what I mean by that? Like

Annie Thorisdottir (23:16):

Yes and no, but I’m not gonna be like, if I think that someone is doing something stupid, I would be like, well, that’s stupid. If it doesn’t have any, if it doesn’t have anything to do with me or any positive course consequence, of course I can definitely step back and be like, you do you, you know,

Sevan Matossian (23:31):

Of course, I mean, like I, I’m gonna just make up this, this ex example. There’s no truth to this, but let’s just say, so let’s say you and, um, Frederick are somewhere and, um, maybe that’s a bad example. Maybe that’s a bad example. I just mean like, even what little white, like once you go embark on that journey of just absolute honesty and you’re right, you don’t have to say it all, but you’re honest with yourself by that. I mean, you don’t take action to lie or to mislead people then going the other way is almost impossible. It, it, it like hurts. Like if you, if you had to, let’s say you had to kill someone and bury them in your basement, you could never do it.

Annie Thorisdottir (24:08):

It would, I could not do that.

Sevan Matossian (24:09):

It would RO away you that secret, you couldn’t hold that secret.

Annie Thorisdottir (24:13):

So when I was a kid mm-hmm <affirmative>, um, I was still in elementary school, me and my best friend. We went to a bingo, um, at, at <affirmative>, um, it’s called bingo in the states as well. Right.

Sevan Matossian (24:25):

They call the numbers and then you put ’em on the paper.

Annie Thorisdottir (24:27):

Yeah. Yeah. And then you win something.

Sevan Matossian (24:29):

Yep. Old people do it and little kids.

Annie Thorisdottir (24:31):

Yeah, we did it. And then like one, we hadn’t won anything. And then one of the time is like so many people won at the same time. And the woman was like, all right, we’re just gonna believe everyone. We’re not gonna check everyone’s cards. We just, uh, believe that everyone’s going to be honest here. So everyone that has, um, like a winning card, just come up and we’re like, oh my God. Let’s do it. So we went up there and we didn’t have a winning card and we won like a flashlight and a cap or something. And we didn’t even tell, uh, our parents that we won. I took the flashlight and she took the cap and then we hit it in our closet. Dude. I couldn’t sleep that night.

Sevan Matossian (25:14):

<laugh> that’s awesome.

Annie Thorisdottir (25:15):

The day after I woke up, I like, when my mom woke up, I was like, oh my God, mom, like we did this, we stole this. We didn’t win it. Should we go back and give it back? Or some things like showed her the flashlight <laugh> she’s like Annie it’s okay. <laugh> but like, yeah. So, no, I don’t think I would be able to kill a person

Sevan Matossian (25:37):

<laugh> you’re you’re like spinning a narrative constantly to protect your lie. What am I gonna do if this person sees the flashlight? What am I? I live it. Yeah. Yeah. Sucks. It sucks. Yes. I, I think people, my wife told me one time that people lie to avoid discomfort. So let’s say you cheat on a test in school. You do it because you don’t want the discomfort of the F later

Annie Thorisdottir (26:00):

That yeah, I think I would not be able to live with the guilt. Yeah. Obviously there’s different scenarios and me, the way I was as a kid, like this is way too extreme. Obviously I should not have had to felt that horrible about what we did. It was a very small thing, but it was just something that I don’t, I didn’t feel good doing. And I don’t think I would feel good doing so. I, I make sure that I don’t get into those situations. I just don’t do it. I’d rather not win, you know? Um,

Sevan Matossian (26:30):

Less lesson learned. How old were you?

Annie Thorisdottir (26:32):

I was in elementary school. I would like to say I was probably like 11, 11, 10, 11 years old.

Sevan Matossian (26:39):

And how old are you now?

Annie Thorisdottir (26:41):

<laugh> now I’m how old am I?

Sevan Matossian (26:43):


Annie Thorisdottir (26:43):

30. I’m turning 33 end of this year.

Sevan Matossian (26:46):

Wow. And, and, and you, I’ve heard you multiple times say you’re the finished you’ve ever been now?

Annie Thorisdottir (26:51):

Yes, I would. I would say so.

Sevan Matossian (26:57):

I, I went back and I watched that original. So I was scrolling through looking for podcasts you’ve done. And one of the first videos that popped up was the video that I made of with you when I came to Iceland in 2011, I think, and I never go back and watch my stuff. I can’t remember anything that I’ve ever gone back and watched <laugh> and I was like scared to even watch it. And it has, uh, it had 1.3 million views it’s on YouTube and I watched it. And I think you were 21 at the time.

Annie Thorisdottir (27:26):

Yeah. That, yeah.

Sevan Matossian (27:28):

And you said you, you basically said that I’m paraphrasing, but that if you train properly, you’ll be able to do this for a really, really, really long time.

Annie Thorisdottir (27:40):

Yes. I can believe that. I would say that. I don’t think, I believe that I would be able to do it for this long though.

Sevan Matossian (27:47):

Yeah. You were questioning it. It’s interesting. Good memory. Because you say, Hey, this isn’t CrossFit. Like if you just do CrossFit, you can do it forever. Yes. What we’re doing is, is, is a little bit beyond. And, um, but then you said, and then you stopped and thought you go, but there are some older ladies doing it. And you probably meant you probably meant 33 year olds.

Annie Thorisdottir (28:06):


Sevan Matossian (28:07):


Annie Thorisdottir (28:08):

Yeah, probably.

Sevan Matossian (28:10):

Yeah. When you’re, when you’re 21, a 33 year old’s old.

Annie Thorisdottir (28:14):

Huh? Stop it. But yes, I think I definitely did not think that I’ll be doing it for this long. And I have gone into the games multiple years thinking this is my last year. This is my last year. I never say it because I don’t think it’s really cool to say this is your last year. And then you come back. Not saying that you can’t do that, but like, I haven’t wanted to do that because I never know what decision I’m gonna make. And I never wanna walk into the games being like, all right, this is my last year. Uh, more like, all right, I’ll make a decision after this year. If I’m doing this again, there’s no pressure on me to do it again. If I don’t want to. Um, I didn’t think my body was gonna hold up when I had my back injury 2013. I didn’t think I’d make it back from that. To be honest, I thought missing that one year would be enough for me to just like, not be able to catch up with the girls again.

Sevan Matossian (29:09):

And then I would’ve thought that too. I would’ve thought that too.

Annie Thorisdottir (29:11):

Yeah. Right.

Sevan Matossian (29:13):

Why, why, why did you think that was it because was it because of your injury or because you knew how fast the sport was progressing or both?

Annie Thorisdottir (29:20):

Both. Both. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (29:24):

Yeah. So when you were injured, you were really down. You’re like, fuck, I’m like this forever. This will never get, never get better. You prob have you ever done acid or any drugs?

Annie Thorisdottir (29:32):


Sevan Matossian (29:33):

No. Well, there there’s this common theme when people who do psychedelics that somewhere in the trip, they’re like, oh shit, this is never gonna end. And, and, and injuries

Annie Thorisdottir (29:43):

Are like, you’re saying, that’s how I felt. Yeah. That’s how I felt. I did

Sevan Matossian (29:46):

Not injuries are like that.

Annie Thorisdottir (29:47):

My get back.

Sevan Matossian (29:48):

Yeah. Yeah. Like when you get up, you’re hobbling to the bathroom and you’re like, there’s no way this can ever go away. This is so bad.

Annie Thorisdottir (29:54):

Yes, absolutely. Absolutely. And honestly, that’s how I felt all.

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