from the original crossfit.com blog post nearly a decade ago:
1 mile Run
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 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.
Ten years gone by and Michael Murphy and his heroic last stand pass further into legend. While looking for a picture to use for this post it was more apparent than in years past that there are only a few pictures of the man. The Crossfit world celebrates his life and final sacrifice for good reason but there is an inescapable sense of melancholia when you realize there will never be any more pictures than what already exists.
This Monday, Memorial Day, May 25th we, along with gyms everywhere, will ‘pour one out’ for Murph. If you have someone else you’d also like to dedicate this workout to then write their name on the board, or your hand, or just in your thoughts. Bring any food/drink you like and we’ll hang out after and “rehydrate”;)
- There will only be this one session on that day(5/25). 9:00AM. All other sessions are closed to observe the holiday. If you can’t be there on Monday you can certainly do this workout during the Saturday morning session if that helps.
- Also, remember, there is no Kid’s session this evening(5/20)!