End of October Announcements


Wow, time flies, especially when you have a kid!

Sorry for my delay in putting out some announcements, so here’s a whole slew of info for you.  I’ll organize it as best I can so that you can all skim to what interests you the most.

CFD Fall Brawl

What a fun day at the CFD Fall Brawl!  A huge thanks goes out to all of the coaches and fellow athletes who helped volunteer—it definitely wouldn’t have been possible without you all, especially since I caught a case of the throat AIDs and completely lost my voice the day before the comp!  Big thanks to Coach Mike for being my voice through the whole thing and basically running the show.
I hope you all enjoyed the events and the layout—I wanted to toe the line between being familiar and doing CF style movements and events but also bringing a fresh and unique format to the table.  I hope you all enjoyed the ‘free flow’ format of events 1-4, and then appreciated the familiarity of Events 5&6 as being more traditional CF style competition events.  Overall I thought it was a pretty good test of fitness and pretty structurally balanced, and it allowed athletes of varying training ages to participate and have fun!  A lot of people experienced their first taste of a competition, everyone rose to the occasion, some of you surprised yourself, and everyone did great!
Most importantly, I really enjoy what stuff like this does to the community—it allows us to of course, as mentioned above, test our fitness and throw down together, but it also brings us all closer together and gives us the chance to spend a day together doing something we all value.  CFD wouldn’t be what it is without each and every one of you—it’s all the individual parts that make up the whole, and no single person can take credit for what’s been built here over the last 6 years.
Salsa’s Night (not to be confused with Salsa Night–big difference!!!)
Speaking of community stuff, tonight (Friday the 27th) at around 7ish, anyone who is interested and available is welcome to come out to Salsa’s on Main Street for a little outside-of-the-gym socializing.  It’s sort of a resurrection from an original community thing we used to do after the last evening class on Friday, we’d go cut loose, and Salsa’s was a common hangout.  You’re welcome to join us with food, drinks, and offensive banter!  We hope to see a good turnout!
2017 Barbells For Boobs
Ok, this is a big one–October 20th was our Barbells for Boobs fundraiser where we raised $4481 for breast cancer!  I want to take the opportunity for everyone who came out to support, workout, and donate, and a HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers and coaching staff who ran the show while I was predisposed watching a baby girl get born.  None of this stuff would be possible without all of you!
Also, I wanted to make a shoutout to Cair at Advanced Wellness for coming out to speak of her experiences as a breast cancer survivor.  It always brings the purpose of what we do home when we can get to see someone in the flesh who has lived through experiences such as hers, and we all thank you for your time and willingness to share something that is very emotional and personal.
Real Good Foods
I would also like to announce that we are going to soon be stocking Real Good Foods pizzas at CFD.  If you haven’t heard of these, check out their website here: https://realgoodfoods.com
The idea is that it’s a high-protein, low-carb pizza.  The crust is made from chicken and cheese, and after trying the large supreme I have to say they’re pretty damn good!  It’s not something you can get here in Dubuque and I thought there might be a market for it with us, since it’s an easy way to have a high protein lunch that is easy to take with you to work and pop in the microwave, the price point is pretty reasonable, and, I mean, come on…who doesn’t like pizza??  I wouldn’t advocate it as the best first choice, but it’s a solid backup if life gets in the way and you fall behind on meal prep.
There are a handful of options that I can stock, and I’m curious to know what you might be interested in me carrying.  I have created a little anonymous survey here so that you can submit what you would be most interested in.  They come in 5″ or 7″ pizzas depending on how big of an appetite you have, and your feedback will ultimately dictate what I get in stock for you all.
That’s all for now, but we’re heading into the holiday season already and Winter Is Coming.  2017 has flown by already, so stay tuned for more events, announcements, and opportunities to be 1% better every day.
See you all soon!
–Coach Phil

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