Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day Murph

Happy Memorial Day!  This weekend, gyms across the country will be doing Murph, in honor of Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy seal killed in action in 2005.  Please take a few minutes to watch this video of Lt. Murphy posthumously being awarded the Medal of Honor. 

The story is that this is the workout that Lt. Murphy did almost every day when deployed to Afghanistan.  Oh, except he was also wearing a weighted vest.  Thankfully, we only have to do this WOD once a year (weighted vest optional).  Now, the Crossfit website says to partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed (such as doing 10 rounds of 10, 20, and 30), but our Coach Heather is a big meanie-head and made us finish each exercise before moving on to the next.  Strangely, a feel like more of a badass not breaking up the WOD, so maybe Heather knows what she's doing afterall.  ;-)

I finished in 55:00 minutes using black and blue bands for the pull-ups.  The worst part was definitely the push-ups.  All of our WODs this week have been very shoulder heavy and my stamina just wasn't there.  Jes kept cheering me on and telling me to do just 5 at a time.  After I finished, I did the final lap with Cory and Vanessa.  I'm so proud that they didn't stop.  #beastmode

Everyone totally rocked it!  So much that this was the best we could do for our "goofy" picture. 

Photos courtesy of Heather at Profound Crossfit

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