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Memorial Day 'Murph'…5/27/13

Today is Memorial Day – a day to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while defending the freedoms that we all enjoy on a daily basis. Within the CrossFit community across the world, the military presence within our members cannot be understated – it is very prominent. I would like to take a minute and recognize all those who have served or are currently still serving within our members at CrossFit For Glory:
Jay Bradley
Phillip Campbell
Bryan Carlson
Jim Crotty
Dan Druen Jr.
Eric Fuller
Mark Grdovic
Sam Haddad
Laurice Hemming
Mark James
Josh Luck
Michael Murray
Jim Newsome
George Pacheco
James Skelton
 
Next time you see these people in the gym, please be sure and tell them ‘Thank You’ for their service to our great country.
If I missed anyone, I sincerely apologize. Please let me know immediately.Unless of course it’s super duper ultra top secret…
For all the family members who have held down the home front while their loved ones were away – THANK YOU as well.
 
In honor of this day, we will be having only one class at 9AM, and we will be doing ‘Murph.’ For those uninitiated, Murph is a CrossFit Hero workout named in honor of Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy. Here is the short version of the story depicting his heroism:

“LT Murphy was killed June 28, 2005 after exposing himself to enemy fire and knowingly leaving his position of cover to get a clear signal in order to communicate with his headquarters. He provided his unit’s location and requested immediate support for his element and then returned to his position to continue fighting until he died from his wounds.”
If you would like to see what a big deal this WOD is to the entire CrossFit community worldwide, simply type into google ‘CrossFit Murph’ and see how many results come up showcasing all the gyms who do this workout at the same time every year.
Without further ado, here it is:
“Murph” 
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.
As always, there are scaling options!

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