Athlete Spotlight

Ivy Long

Name: Ivy Burdick
Day 1 with CFHH: September 5th-ish 2010
Occupation: Work at Mighty Mac
It’s only the baddest best carpet cleaning company on the planet!!
Favorite Thing to Do (Other than CF, of course): Hang with my husband, our families and my wild and crazy friends. Oh! And clearly I love to ride on the back of dilapidated mopeds.


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The Burning Questions

Inside the box:

What’s your first memory of CrossFit Hilton Head? It was less of a specific memory and more of a daily nervous trepidation.
What was your worst workout ever? Every workout is absolutely horrible.
What’s your goat: your least favorite CF movement? Running.
What are you doing to improve this goat? I actually injured my foot and was married to a rower for a bit. That has improved my confidence in the capability to maintain my cardio at a faster rate throughout the wod (i.e. I am finishing a 400 row faster than a 400 run.) My most recent times back running have felt faster but I am still a snail. sigh.
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Outside the box:

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What has CFHH done for you outside of the box? I have gotten a lot healthier (more active and following a better diet most of the time) and has introduced me to some unique, wonderful people who make me happy and inspire me to be better, try harder.

Do you have any advice for someone thinking about joining CrossFit Hilton Head? Do it.
What’s next for you outside the gym? There is no telling what this world has in store for me…

5 questions in 5 seconds:

Would you rather:
Be stronger or faster?
Eat Paleo Pizza or drink Norcal margaritas? margaritas
Do Fran naked in front of all your friends and PR or do Fran clothed and never have your time improve? Well, I like my friends so never have my time improve
Do 20 muscle ups for time or 200 double unders for time? 200 double unders
Drink out of somebody else’s water bottle or wear somebody else’s gym clothes? Depends on the person.

Coach’s Thoughts:

I truly think Ivy is one of the most genuine and hard working people I know. She consistently busts her ass in workouts and continually strives to balance everything she enjoys to do into one, complete “Ivy package”. She is hilarious, brave and one of a kind. I consider her a friend… even though she often looks at me during workouts like she wants to kill me. It’ll be an absolute pleasure to watch what Ivy accomplishes in 2013.