Saturday, May 26 – Memorial Day Murph HERO WOD
Every year on Memorial Day, Americans honor those who have fallen serving the United States Armed Forces. This year at CFWS, we will honor those who served and continue to serve by doing “Murph” the workout on Saturday, May 26, Memorial Day weekend.
Because of the large group we are expecting this year at CFWS, we are asking that ALL participants sign up for a heat.
– If you serve/served as a first responder in any shape form or fashion, we ask that you wear your uniform in order to show off the shear pride of what you do for our community and country. Military and first responders are invited to wear their duty uniforms (MARPAT, ACU, OCP, ABU or similar uniform from your job or service).
– After everyone finishes the workout, we will break out the grill, and toast to the men and women who serve, have served, or like LT Murphy, have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
– CFWS will provide burgers and Brawts
– Bring sides and drink of choice!
– First heat goes at 10:00am. Heats of 15 person
The Murph WOD:
1 mile run
300 Air Squats
1 mile run
*Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. If you’ve got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.
A modified version will be available for our visitors and those doing Murph for the first time.
Murph – The Man
A team of 4 Navy SEALs led by LT.Lt. Michael P. Murphy | The Murph Challenge – Memorial Day Michael P. Murphy on a mission to capture or kill a key Taliban leader, found themselves seriously outnumbered in a firefight with hundreds of enemy troops. Pinned down and under intense enemy fire, their communications operator severely wounded, they were in desperate need of help. Due to the mountainous terrain, their communications could not be received. Understanding the situation, LT. Michael P. Murphy moved to open ground, to use his satellite phone, exposing himself to enemy fire. LT Murphy was mortally wounded making that call.
They continued fighting until Lt Murphy and two of his three teammates were mortally wounded. His fourth team member, severely injured himself, managed to escape and was rescued 4 days later. He went on to tell the story in a book and movie titled “The Lone Survivor”.
For his selfless leadership, courageous actions and extraordinary devotion to duty, LT. Michael P. Murphy was posthumously rewarded the Medal of Honor, the first service member to receive the medal for service in Afghanistan, and the first Navy recipient of the medal since Vietnam.
ALL CLASSES WILL BE CANCELLED ON MONDAY (5/28) FOR MEMORIAL DAY
Open Gym from 9am – 12pm.