Happy Belated Murph-day!

So, there’s a thing with CrossFit where fallen soldiers are honored with various WODs (WOD = Workout Of the Day). They are called Hero WODs. On (or sometimes around) Memorial Day, it’s tradition to do the “Murph” WOD:

For time:

1 mile Run

100 Pull-ups

200 Push-ups

300 Squats

1 mile Run

In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.

This workout was one of Mike’s favorites and he’d named it “Body Armor”. From here on it will be referred to as “Murph” in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.

 – https://www.crossfit.com/workout/2005/08/18

Before you color yourself impressed, I did not do this WOD. I’m not ready. I don’t even feel ready to scale it down. I may be able to lift heavy, but my endurance still needs a lot of work. Still, I wanted to be a part of the event, so I showed up to cheer everyone on and I brought my big girl camera with me.

For the sake of expediency in posting these, they’re somewhat out of order and only about half resolution. If for some reason, you find a pic of yourself that you want to print (especially if you want to go bigger than 4×6), drop me a message via the contact page or Facebook, and I’ll get you set up. These are here for the personl use of those who appear in the photos (feel free to download and post to social media). Any other use would be very uncool (and might cause me to come after you for unfair use and licensing fees).

 

And, for a little more fun, here are a few videos:

 

Next year – I’m all in!

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