|Lt Michael P. Murphy USN|
Saturday, July 5, 2014
5th of July...
Hurricane Arthur postponed our fireworks yesterday, so we worked-out instead...
We had watched Lone Survivor the night before, so we did "Murph." A Crossfit workout named after Michael Murphy, who was killed in action, and later awarded the Medal of Honor. They call them Hero workouts, and they are usually very hard. When you are in pain, and don't think you can go on anymore, its easy to get motivated by thinking of the sacrifice made by the Hero.
Run 1 mile
Run 1 mile
(You are supposed to do it with a weighted vest…it was raining, so I used the excuse that I didn't want to get my vest wet. It sounded like a good excuse.)
It was raining and windy, which actually added to the fun. Somewhere in the 30s, I couldn't do more than 2 pull-ups at a time. But somewhere in the 60s, I was back up to sets of 4, then 5. Same as the push-ups. I was down to sets of 4. Then near 120, I was back up to sets of 8.
My workout partners were much younger than me, 20+ years younger. So I relied on my cunning and conniving, and did the squats slow and steady without rest. When I finished the 300th, I said, "So long suckers…" and took off for the mile run. Only, my legs didn't work very well, and I must have looked like an idiot, running as if my legs were tied together at the knee.