Memorial Day Murph!!!

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May

Memorial Day Murph!!!

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Memorial Day is coming up again and that only means one thing that matters to the CrossFit community…Memorial Day Murph. In traditional fashion, Arenal will be hosting the event on the Sunday prior to Memorial Day (May 26th) for a prompt 3, 2, 1 go at 1000 hours. Last year this event served as the culmination to the Paleo Challenge. This year in light of how unforgiving and uncertain the world is we are going to celebrate by way of indulgence. Savoring the fact that we are together as a community celebrating a great man’s life and are physically able to pay him that tribute. The traditional post workout potluck will be in full effect, and we encourage everyone to bring something they love…something delicious. Forget about Paleo/Zone/ect…just bring something that makes you feel as good as it tastes to share with everyone. What is Murph? Named in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy, age 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan on June 28th 2005. Lt Murphy had a favorite workout he would do to prepare for his deployments. He was an avid Crossfitter and would make sure he wore his body armor for this workout, which he started calling “Body Armor” After his death, the crossfit community renamed it, it would now be referred to as “Murph”. A very demanding workout had just been given a name, and a soul. A team of 4 Navy SEALs led by LT. Michael P. Murphy on a mission to capture or kill a key Taliban leader, found themselves seriously outnumbered in a firefight with well over 100 enemy troops. Pinned down and under intense enemy fire, their communications operator severely wounded, they were in desperate need for help. Due to the mountainous terrain, their communications could not be received. Understanding the situation, LT. Michael P. Murphy moved to open exposing himself to enemy fire, to use his satelite phone to request immediate support to save his team. LT Murphy was mortally wounded making that call. They continued fighting until Lt. Murphy and two of his three team mates were mortally wounded. His fourth team member, severly injured himself, managed to escape where he was taken in by a local villager until he was rescued 4 days later. He went on to tell the story in a book titled “The Lone Survivor” For his selfless leadership, courageous actions and extraordinary devotion to duty, LT. Michael P. Murphy received the Medal of Honor, the first service member to receive the medal in Operation Enduring Freedom, and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam. “Murph” Run 1 mile 100 Pullups 200 Pushups 300 Squats Run 1 mile If you’ve got body armor or a twenty pound vest, wear it. This workout can be scaled, teamed, halved, or whatever else needs to happen to make it conquerable for EVERYONE! Last year there were about 65 people in attendance so we expect at least that many this year. Finally, while not required to participate with us, it is strongly encouraged that you support the cause by registering here http://mdmfundraiser.com/ Forged Clothing provides you an amazing shirt and all the proceeds go to charities that support our wounded warriors and their families.
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