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’d 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.
There is no charge for the workout, nor will it be deducted from your weekly class limit. There are still a few spots left in several heats, and you can sign up here! If you decide not to do it at the last minute, please delete your name from the spreadsheet so someone else can take your place.
Murph Day 2016 Notes
Please note that all regularly scheduled classes (including AM Open Gym) are cancelled today for Murph Day.
- CFSBK and many other affiliates do “Murph” on Memorial Day in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. If you’d like to learn more about Michael Murphy and where this workout comes from, this is a great place to start.
- This year we’ll also be raising money to benefit K9s for Warriors, an organization that provides service dogs for veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. You can donate here (write “CFSBK” in the “Salutation” box so we can check in on the amount we donated). The suggested donation is $25 (the cost of a drop-in) or the dollar equivalent of your “Murph” time (60 minutes=60 dollars). We apologize for any whackiness with the original donation announcement. For some reason, our fundraising page was never activated. Anyway, thanks to all who have donated to this great cause so far!
- CFSBK will provide one keg, burgers, and sasuages, but please feel free to BYOB and more delicious foods. We’re still looking for volunteers to help clean up after the event. Please contact Events Coordinator Danae at Danae [at] CrossFitSouthBrooklyn.com to let her know if you can help out.
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