Dani Speegle Discusses Ankle Injury, Season Restructure and 2022 CrossFit Games Goals

November 2, 2021 by

If you follow CrossFit Games Athlete Dani Speegle on social media, it’s no secret that “spooky season” is her favorite time of year. From the pumpkin spice lattes to the pumpkin patch, Speegle has been enjoying her time off from training while taking in the flavors of Fall. But as her favorite calendar season comes to an end, another training season begins.

Morning Chalk Up’s Lauren Kalil sat down with Speegle to recap the 2021 CrossFit Games as they came to a screeching halt after injuring her ankle during Event 5’s rope climbs.

“Whenever something like that happens you just immediately start thinking like, ‘no it’s going to be fine. Someone will tape it or put numbing cream on it’...you just start thinking of all the things,” Speelge said. “Afterwards I spent like an hour and a half trying to do everything like taping it tight, tight, tight to taking pain killers doing everything that I could.”

As Speegle was warming up for Event 6 which involved running and cleans, reality sunk in and she had to withdraw. But Speegle’s ankle injury wasn’t just created after coming down from a rope climb wrong. This is an issue she’s been dealing with at every CrossFit Games of her career.

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