Athlete: Susie Tannery
|Fight Gone Bad||310|
|Clean & Jerk||170 lb|
|Back Squat||270 lb|
Susie is a former High School Band Nerd and College Mathlete that was introduced to CrossFit in March 2009 by her husband David. She had tried many other fitness programs before, including aerobics, boot camp, triathlons, working out at the gym and simply running. After several weeks at CrossFit, she was convinced this was the workout for her. It took building up and seeing results in her body composition and workouts to see what this seemingly expensive program could do for her. Susie was born in Singapore and lived all over the world as her Dad was in the oil business. She eventually called Missouri City, Texas (the River Oaks of Fort Bend Country) home and attended Texas A&M University, graduating with a BS in Civil Engineering in 1996. She worked a couple years for Halliburton Company and couldn’t get enough of Texas A&M, so she went back for her M.B.A., graduating in 2000. She then worked for Siemens Corporation and most recently for Continental Airlines, where she was able to travel the world for her job. During her time at Continental, she was able to visit many CrossFits around the United States. Since leaving Continental, she decided to pursue her passion for CrossFit and open her own box. She also is a Lieutenant in the US Navy Supply Corps. Susie has run 7 marathons, 21 half marathons, finished a Half Ironman, participated in the MS150 and has competed in many CrossFit Events and Competitions. In 2011, she most recently participated on a team that was ranked first in Louisiana/Mississippi/Texas South Central Region. And that team went all the way to the 2011 CrossFit Games in Los Angeles, California. What an amazing experience! In 2012, Susie participated in the Reebok CrossFit Open and placed 44th out of over 950 women in the South Central Regional. In April 2012, she competed at the South Central Regionals in San Antonio, Texas. Susie’s favorite thing about CrossFit: Your age does not limit you in CrossFit. A 41 year old Mother of two can compete on the same level with 21 year old girls. CrossFit can make you feel 10 to 15 years younger, as it has for Susie. Susie’s enthusiasm is seen in everything she does! She knows what it’s like to be 50 pounds overweight after having two kids back to back, and how to overcome and work towards a goal. Anything is achievable in her eyes. When Susie isn’t busy CrossFitting, she loves to spend time with her husband David, son Morgan and daughter Macyn, along with the family dogs Abba and Charlie. She loves Margaritas and 80s music, naps, dance offs, karaoke, and softball.
How I Eat
I weigh and measure my food
I eat quality foods but don't measure the amount
100% Paleo 80% of the time! :)
How I Train
I workout mostly at a CrossFit Affiliate
I workout mostly at home, work, or a traditional gym
I have a coach who determines my programming
I incorporate CrossFit.com workouts
I write my own programming
I record my workouts
I own AllSport CrossFit in the River Oaks/Greenway Plaza area of Houston, Texas.
My Athletic Background
I played youth or high school level sports
I regularly play recreational sports
I was in Marching Band in High School! But I played Percussion in the "Pit" so I really didn't March! :) I played Softball in Elementary School and then played Co-Ed Recreational Softball at Texas A&M University. I enjoy the occasional Golf Scramble about 3 times per year.
My Experience With CrossFit
I began CrossFit by trying it alone (without a coach)
I began CrossFit with a coach (e.g. at an affiliate)
I have completed the CrossFit Level 1 certificate course
I have attended one or more specialty courses
I have had a life changing experience due to CrossFit
I train other people
My life has never been the same since starting CrossFit in April 2009. So much, that I opened my own Affiliate on 1 January 2012, AllSport CrossFit with a couple partners. ◦CrossFit Level 1 Trainer ◦CrossFit Football ◦CrossFit Endurance ◦CrossFit Kids
My Work/Rest Schedule
I usually only do 1 workout a day
I do multiple workouts in a day 2x a week
I typically rest 4 or more days per month
Active rest days are usually a 1-3 mile run.
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
Since April 2009.