Why I Do Murph

For the past few years, on Memorial Day, I always have one thing that I do. I head over to my gym and it down with about 30 of my gym friends and listen to the story of Murph.

What is Murph? I talked about this last year on my blog. Murph is a workout that we do every year on this day to show respect for our fallen soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The workout is…

1 Mile Run
100 Pullups
200 Pushups
300 Squats
1 Mile Run

This year was the first year where instead of doing it as a partner I did it myself. My version was a little different as I did a 1 mile run, then 10 rounds of 10 pull-ups, 20 pushups, and 30 squats, then another 1 mile run. I still did the work but I just broke the reps up. This was from the advice of my coach.

This workout is as hard as it looks. I am still very sore from it but thats not the point. The point is to feel even an ounce of the pain that our soldiers go through for our freedom. I have so many friends in the military and I have so much respect for the sacrifice they not only make for themselves but for their families. I have a friend that is out of the country and is missing his son who is not even six months old yet. That is love to be able to withstand that and I am here fortunate enough to see and hold my girls anytime I want. What a reality check.

So if you never done this workout then give it a try. Do a partner version. I hope you all had a great Memorial Day.

Happy Thursday!

Back With A Vengeance

IMG_3050 (1)So the last you heard I was recovering from my gout incident. I have to say  that was painful but now my leg is back to normal. I felt better and ready to hit the gym hard.

My car ended up being totaled and now I am in the process of getting my Dad’s truck put in my name. I have been very lucky to have my brother who is letting me use his truck until we solve all the legal matters.

Now when my foot was feeling better I  came back to the gym angry. Angry cause not only was I put on my butt for a week and missed so much, but I have a race coming up soon and I need to get my strength training in sometime.

So not only did I kill it in the gym but I managed to get four PRs in a two week period.

1 Mile Run- 7:10
Back Squat- 295
Squat Clean- 215
Snatch- 105

Now it is back to getting ready for The Greek Festival 5k and doing a lot of running, which I have ignored cause it has been way to hot these days.

NOTE: I will be doing more blogging then ever before. More great post coming your way so stay tuned.

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