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I don’t know about you guys, but I’m still kind of on cloud 9 from the In-House competition this last weekend. It was such a great showing of the community, and I loved it for a few reasons:
1. We train hard to be better at doing work. Week after week, we grind away at our weaknesses and sharpen our strengths. Once in a while, we need to express our improvements in our fitness by doing stuff like we did last Saturday. Imagine going to football practice day after day but never being allowed to play the game—it would be frustrating and not as rewarding. I highly encourage you all, whether you aspire to be competitive or not, to participate in things like this in the future. After all, I intend to offer them In-House like this every couple months just for that reason alone: to offer a familiar setting to have a friendly competition amongst your CFD family without the hassle of traveling and expensive entry fees.
2. Branching right off my first reason for loving Saturday’s events, an even more important reason that I thought it was awesome was because regardless of where everyone finished, damn near EVERYONE PR’d something! It was amazing watching people push themselves just a little bit harder than they normally would because they had a partner depending on them and they were being watched! Hopefully that made a lot of you realize you’re capable of more than you generally give yourself credit.
3. On a selfish note, Saturday was great for me because I got to hang out with my CFD family. You all are truly like family to me and I’m honored to be a part of such a great group of people. I’m very proud of everything you’ve accomplished and am very fortunate to have got to know many of you for up to almost 3 years now. I was even able to meet some family members I hadn’t met yet on Saturday (who, by the way, couldn’t have been more amazed of what was happening in front of them!).
Thanks a lot, CFD, for giving me a reason to work hard every single day. You all keep me on my toes, and I am very thankful for being where I am.
Let’s forge ahead, get even better, and look forward to the next event!