Murph 2018

Is it seriously already Memorial Day weekend?! Where has the time gone? This year is FLYING by and I'm not ready! Mainly because my little man is almost a year old and that just blows my mind. But more on that later.

With it being Memorial Day weekend, it means its time for MURPH. The MURPH is a CrossFit Hero WOD (workout of the day). Hero WOD's are created by CrossFit to honor the men and women who have fallen in the line of duty. MURPH is specifically to honor Michael Patrick "Murph" Murphy who was killed on June 29th, 2005. He was a United States Navy SEAL officer who was awarded the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions during the War in Afghanistan.

People all over will participate in the MURPH at some point during the weekend. Pretty neat, huh? Now, what is this so called "Murph" that you speak of? (It's pretty terrible and supposed to be done with a weighted vest. No thanks!)

1 mile run
100 pull ups
200 push ups
300 air squats
1 mile run

This is the first year that I did the full! 2 year ago when I first started CrossFit, I did the glorified half (mile runs but half of the reps). Last year I was SUPER pregnant (8 months), so I did the real half, but my running was more like a waddle.

Since my son, Max, is just about 20 lbs, I decided I might as well do my air squats with him strapped on. Great idea, right?! It actually wasn't that bad, but 200 push ups and 300 air squats just take so long to do!

I'm pretty proud of myself and super grateful to have a body that can do so much! I was even able to convince one of my good girl friends to come do it with me! I completed the Murph in 72:25 (probably the longest workout I'll ever repeat). My first mile was about 9:15 and my last mile was about 10:15. Not terrible. I also hate cardio! 2 years ago, my first mile was 8 min and my 2nd mile was 12...haha. My consistency was much better. Hopefully, next year I'll be pregnant, so I doubt I'll end up doing the full, or maybe I will. Who knows! Maybe next year you'll even find a CrossFit gym and experience the Murph!

Get up and move! :)


2017 Murph 

2018 Murph



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