As is Crossfit tradition, Memorial Day is always Murph Day. I felt pretty beat up going into this years Murph from Saturday’s trail race so was unsure how I would do. Plesently surprised at how things turned out.
Run 1 mile
run another mile
Time: 45min 13sec. A good 4min15sec faster than last year. Woo hoo.
In case you are wondering, Murph was a member of Navy Seal Team 10 who died in Afghanistan. The mission is detailed in a great book called “Lone Survivor”. He was awarded the Medal of Honor and has a Navy destroyer named after him.
From the Crossfit website:
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.