Valor, virtue, victory exemplified by the “Murph”

by | May 27, 2020

Crossfitters have tackled daunting “MURPH” workouts of the day to honor Medal of Honor recipient, LT Mike Murphy, for a few years on Memorial Days.

If you were like John Krasinski, or Dwayne Johnson (neither of whom are KABOOMERS), you might have tried this last Monday:

  • a mile-long run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air squats and a final mile run — all while wearing a 20-pound vest or body armor. 

I know that it was perfectly fine for ladies to skip the weighted vests for their “”

I don’t have a US Navy ship named after me, I wasn’t KIA in Afghanistan, and I haven’t done a Murphy as a Crossfit Workout of the (Memorial) Day. Nor do I know how may KABOOMERS complete a MURPH, with or without a weighted vest. Perhaps I’ll find out.

In the meantime, I tip my retired naval cover to the thousands of “Murphs” who gave their all for “A Country Such as This.”

I hope that wherever our heroes come from, that our “bench” is deep.

With gratitude for our sung and unsung Pat Tillmans, Michael Murphys, John Basilones …



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