It was some hour after midnight last June in Lynnwood, Washington, and 34-year-old Brandy Digre could hardly breathe. Her 350 lb.-plus body pressed her 5-foot-6 frame to the bed, compressing her chest like a night hag. Gasping in the dark, Digre gathered her stomach in her hands.
“I could literally pick up my belly fat and breathe,” said the mother of three. “The minute I dropped it, I struggled to breathe, and that was my tipping point for knowing I needed to change something about me, or else my family would be left without a wife or mother.”
Digre hadn’t worked out—hadn't so much as taken a hike—in nearly two decades. But today, after seven months of training at CrossFit Industrious, she’s dropped more than 100 lb., perfected the wall climb and in less than a month, she’ll compete in the 2016 Open
“I just want to see if I can do it,” she said. “I feel like I’ve come so far; I want to push myself to see what it feels like to be in that kind of situation and to see how far I can go with it.”
She signed up on the day Open registration began. Her goal, she said, is to “know that I tried my hardest and finished with as much as I could.”
“I'm committed, I'm ready to do it, I'm excited, everyone has already been cheering for me so it makes me that much happier,” she added.
Regardless of whether she can do all the movements or where she places, for Digre, the Open will be a celebration of just how far she’s come.
“I used to be timid and shy and so enclosed and reserved, and I feel like this has just opened up all sorts of possibilities for me, mentally and physically,” she said. “And if it can help save someone else's life—because I kind of feel like it has mine—then if I can do it, hopefully someone else can think that they can do it too.” For the entire article go to http://games.crossfit.com/article/changing-course.
I'm signed up! Why aren't you? Arm/Leg Swings
2 Rounds of:
10 Shoulder Dislocates
10 Press (empty bar)
10 Straight-leg Deadlift (empty bar)
10 Box Step-ups
Front Squat (20:00 CAP)
CrossFit Games Open 13.2
10:00 AMRAP of:
5 Shoulder to Overhead, 115/73#
15 Box Jumps 24/20"
Two-foot jumps, one-foot jumps and step-ups are all permitted.
5 Shoulder to Overhead, 95/53#
10 Deadlift, 95/53#15 Box Jumps 20"
Posted on Tue, February 9, 2016