Athlete Spotlight

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Name: Suzan Weber
Day 1 with CFHH: Boot Camp March 2012
Occupation: Licensed RE Assistant – Office Manager at Sea Pines RE – The Cottage Group
Favorite Thing to Do (Other than CF, of course):
Spend time with my husband Jeff & our spoiled dogs, Isabel & George; oh, and shopping!



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The Burning Questions

Inside the box:

Why did you begin CrossFitting?
I was participating in a 5K race Feb 2012 and saw a CF coach jogging with a woman who was struggling to continue. He was encouraging her to keep on going. During this time, one of my employers had loads of positive thing to day about CF and encouraged me to try a Saturday class. I tried a ‘newbie’ class and signed up for boot Camp the same day!
What’s your first memory of CrossFit Hilton Head? First week of Boot Camp – very humbling experience. I was the last to come in from the WOD and the rest of the class was waiting for me and cheering me on to the speed bump.
What was your worst workout ever? I did my first Murph the day before Thanksgiving and then ran the Turkey Trot 5K. Not pretty!
What’s the best part about coming to CrossFit Hilton Head? The endorphin rush at the end of a tough workout and the luxury of a shower.
Do you have any CFHH goals?Going to the next level.
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Outside the box:

What has CFHH done for you outside of the box? “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough” I am dreaming bigger.

Do you have any advice for someone thinking about joining CrossFit Hilton Head? Be prepared to amaze yourself and do not worry about the bruises; they will fade.

What’s next for you outside the gym? Giving back what I have learned in the box.

5 questions in 5 seconds:

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Would you rather:
Be stronger or faster?
FASTER
Eat Paleo Pizza or drink Norcal margaritas? PALEO PIZZA – tequila and I have a bad history.
Do Fran naked in front of all your friends and PR or do Fran clothed and never have your time improve? With Clothes – I like my friends and naked is not a good look for me.
Do 20 muscle ups for time or 200 double unders for time? Still working on both of these skills but probably DU’s.
Drink out of somebody else’s water bottle or wear somebody else’s gym clothes? Gym clothes worn over mine, of course.
Suzan’s Thoughts:
This is not a country club gym – shirts not required? (So far no complaints from me – I have seen some awesome abs.) I have also had to learn an entire new language of acronyms – AMRAP, EMOM, etc. CFHH continues to challenge me physically and mentally. There is also a camaraderie that creates a synergy that makes me want to work harder. The coaches play a big part in this and I want to thank all of you! I just wish I had started sooner!


Coach’s Thoughts:

If I could bottle Suzan’s attitude and dogged determination to succeed for the rest of the world to swallow at will, I think we could cure hopelessness, depression, world hunger and most, if not all, major diseases. She runs a tight schedule for herself, she hardly ever misses a day, she shows up ready to do work and willing to explore her boundaries. She trains unafraid of failure. This is a rarity. Instead of saying “I can’t” she simply asks of herself and her coaches, “How can I get there?” She conducts herself with a lady-like grace even when she is covered in sweat, chalk and discomfort. She glows with consistent humility and humor. She has no ego. She is not out to prove anything to anyone but herself. She is a true explorer, a constant breath of fresh air. I will enjoy watching where this next year at CFHH takes her.