March 2, 2011
March 4, 2011
Cupcakes & Kettlebells

Next Tuesday is the season finale of the Food Network’s ‘Cupcake Wars‘ featuring our very own CFDCer Doron Petersan and the Sticky Fingers Bakery Crew (now officially known as Stickey Fingers Sweets & Eats)!

Doron and Sticky Fingers have always been very supportive of CFDC, and it’s high time we returned some of the support (need I remind anyone about our special nutrition gone bad pick-me up after FGB V?!)

This is a big deal to say the least, and what better way to support Doron than by dropping a little sweat in class before heading up to Breadsoda in Glover Park for a mass viewing party (I hear tell there may be some samples, as well as a few of Sticky Fingers’ awesome goodies for sale, but only if you’re nice)


The Who, What, When & Where of things:

Who: Anyone and Everyone is invited (no cover charge);

What: Cupcake Wars, Season 2 Finale;

When: The Episode airs at 9pm, so we’ll wrap up class a little early so those attending can bustle up to Glover Park;

Where: Breadsoda Billiards & Deli, 2233 Wisconsin Ave NW,Washington, DC 20007 (you can click on the link here or in the logo above to jump to their site, or see a Google map of their location HERE).

If you’re interested in going, just let us know in the comments section or during class, and we’ll try our best to coordinate travel/rides/etc. Hope you can make it!



  1. Maiko D. says:

    And who can forget those incredible brownies Doron brought for that get-together we had at Steve O’s place??? I haven’t had a brownie remotely that good ever since!

    Even though I won’t be in class I’d like to join the group viewing! It’s a quick bus-ride for me from work so no worries there.

    PS – I’m enjoying the daily posts Salty!

  2. SaltyHat says:

    Thanks Maiko-and of course you’re invited, the more the merrier!

  3. Steph says:

    Oh yeah, the brownies…I fell over the couch fighting you for one :-p

    I’ll be there!

  4. Dan Samarov says:

    Just a little recap of this past weekends events. First off thanks for all the cheering and encouragement at the Primal competition! Everyone did absolutely fantastic from the CFDC crew, it was a blast watching you compete. I had a great time at the event and like most CF comps, definitely learned a lot.

    1. For whatever reason I have a bit of stigma when it comes to the whole videotaping thing… seems a bit narcissistic. That being said, a friend recorded my deadlift at the event and it was the first time I’d seen myself doing that lift… and it was ugly. I think that there is definitely something to be said both for getting honest feedback from your fellow CF’ers, but like the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. So, from now on, when possible I, and I think it would certainly be valuable for others, will record myself on the heavier lifting days.

    Overall though, I was happy with the weight, definitely think I could’ve tacked on another 10 to 20lbs. However, before I try that, I’m going to work on getting my form right.

    2. The obstacle course event was a lot of fun. Definitely not my wheelhouse but had fun doing it. In the future would be great to work the prowler sled into wods.

    3. Last event was definitely a good one, tough (for me at least) physically and even more so mentally. It was definitely one of those events where you just had to keep pushing. I actually enjoy running but it certainly is not my strength, that being said, in the context of a competition it’s important to capatalize in areas where you can to try and make up ground. For this one I really needed to crank through the burpees and the overhead lunges, but just didn’t quite put it together. In exactly these types of situations I think its critical to keep on going, you might think you have to put the weight down, or ease up a bit, but more often than not you actually have a lot more in the tank than you think. Training yourself to push through in these types of situations becomes really important, and in training with a group of people really taking cues to not put the weight down and keep going, or picking it back up after a three count is a really useful mental excercise.

    Anyway, my two cents, thanks again everyone! Lets go Doron!

  5. Maiko D. says:

    “…you might think you have to put the weight down, or ease up a bit, but more often than not you actually have a lot more in the tank than you think.” <<< so very, VERY true and yet I consistently fail at this when doing workouts for time. Anyway, congrats on doing a great job last weekend Dan! And videotaping or picture taking is only narcissistic when you share it with the whole world~ :P (like I do on FB, heh) Steph, you brought up traumatic memories of when you stole some goodies off my plate that day. I’ll have to watch my back next Tuesday!!

  6. Sara says:

    I will never ever forget those brownies. I think they may have been the best brownies I have ever had in my life.

    Oh and I am there on Tuesday.