Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day Challenge

This Saturday in Plano, TX 100 people showed up at a local Jr. High School to either compete or show support in a workout/ competition/ funraiser event that rallied support in more ways than one. Crossfit Plano hosted this Memorial Day Challenge " a fitness competition to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation ( SOWF provides college scholarship grants, not loans, to surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel killed in combat or training missions."

The workout was one that no individual just thinks about doing on their own when they are getting ready to slip on the workout gear and hop out the door to get there daily sweat on. This workout is truly testing mentally and physically and without a group commited individuals at your side, quite possible one that you would consider not finishing.

Named after Navy Seal Lt Michael Murphy(a true warrior who lost his life fighting for our country) "The Murph" consists of:

1 mile run

100 pull-ups

200 Push-ups

300 Squats

1 mile run

Lt. Murphy found it enjoyable to do this workout in full body armor. Now ask yourself... "Am I prepared?" I know he was.

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