Current events: A new graduate and a new home
We interrupt this walk down CFES memory lane to document some current events of note. First, Eastside CrossFitter Brian Rees recently graduated from the Washington State Police Academy and is now an officer with the Seattle PD. He was given special recognition during the graduation exercises for his physical achievements and commitment to fitness in two areas: his running mileage log and the extra PT sessions he put in. (Notably, he was not recognized among those who put in additional time on the cardio machines.) We are bustin’ with pride for him, his accomplishments, and the service he will be providing. Congratulations, Officer Rees!
Speaking of busting at the seams, our other big news is that CFES is in the process of moving into our own four-walled, heated, spacious facility in Redmond (making the commute for some of us even shorter than the amount of time it takes Greg Amundson to do Fran). Our community is thrilled to have a new home, and the support and encouragement we’ve received has been truly amazing.
We got the keys to the box and delivery of about 7500 pounds of rubber flooring on Thursday and held the first workout in the new box at 0600 Friday morning, with plenty of room to set up five concurrent deadlift bars and for everyone to do 58-foot indoor lunge and bear crawl (or handwalk) laps. A great (and warm) time was had by all.
An expanded training schedule is under development for January.