I spent my Memorial Day torturing myself in memory of a true American Hero.
Cross fit has workouts named after heroes. Real heroes. The kind that wear uniforms and are willing to sacrifice their lives. One of the most famous is the one named after Micheal P Murphy. A Medal of Honor winner. There is a book and a movie about his last battle.
The purpose is to build stamina or see if you can die while exercising. It's hard to tell.
1 mile run
100 Pull Ups
200 Push Ups
300 Air Squats
1 mile run
If you are going to be hardcore you are supposed to do all of that in order with a 20 pound vest on. Because just the exercise isn't enough you need to do it while carrying the equivalent of a toddler.
In case there is a part of you that thought I did 100 pull ups first I want to say I love you and thank you. No such luck! I used a lovely rubber band. I also did it without any extra weight.
The whole damn thing took me 63:01
You are supposed to finish in an hour but forget that! Rules are for other people.
It's been three days and I'm weirdly sore. Like my hands and forearms hurt but the rest of me is fine. Thats good news because this weekend I'm going to be doing the Warrior Dash again. Apparently I haven't learned my lesson with these obstacle races yet. Fingers crossed I remain unbroken.
I'll be doing it with all my Krav Friends though so if a fight breaks out our team is SAFE!