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Donald Kannenberg Jr., a partner with Friedman Kannenberg & Company in
Farmington, was featured in the new book Get Muddy: Personal Stories of Obstacle
Course Racing by Gail Waesche Kislevitz. The book is a collection of first-person
stories about competing in obstacle course races (OCRs). Kannenberg is pictured in
the top left photo on the book cover.
Kannenberg describes his experiences completing events including two Tough
Mudders and a Spartan Beast, tackling challenges including electroshock therapy,
a plunge into ice water, and scaling a 15-foot warped wall. Kannenberg describes
the extensive months-long training regimens he and his teammates undertake,
including boot camp military drills at 5:30 a.m. three days a week to prepare for the
Spartan Beast.
"I've always been a person that seeks physically challenging experiences," Kannenberg
explains in the book. "How we deal with challenges defines us. I wasn't looking for
life-altering experiences when I started doing OCRs but what I discovered with every
wet, cold, muddy, and physically draining moment was a sense of empowerment to
keep going; a sense of responsibility to my teammates to encourage them to scale a
wall, or give a high-five after a brutally draining obstacle."
The book is available on Amazon.com.
Kannenberg Tells Wet, Cold, Muddy Tales in New Book on Obstacle Course Racing
Members Hit 9Round Fundraiser to Support Action for Healthy Kids
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Members got out and got active before busy season at the
9Round Workout Day for Charity at 9Round Middletown. The
event, which benefited Action for Healthy Kids, was spon-
sored by the CTCPA New and Young Professionals Group
and Pr!me Professionals, a new group creating program-
ming and events for experienced professionals 35 and older.
Members and their guests had the opportunity to try out
the unique 9Round kickboxing-themed workout that incor-
porates nine stations of functional, interval, cardiovascular,
and circuit training regimens. Member Sheila Garvy owns
and operates 9Round Middletown.
Half of all registration fees went to Action for Healthy Kids,
an organization that fights childhood obesity, undernourish-
ment, and physical inactivity by helping schools become
healthier places so kids can live healthier lives.