Monday 110530

Murph

Run 1 mile

100 pull-ups

200 push-ups

300 squats

Run 1 mile

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. If you have a weight vest, body armor, or a backpack that you can put some bricks in to make it heavy, wear it!

As of Sunday night CrossFit Evolve is number 21 of the affiliates who registered the most athletes for the Memorial Day Murph. We can't tell you how proud we are of all of you for stepping up and being part of such a great event. As always, way to represent Evolve!!!

Murph 
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.

President Bush presented U.S. Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy's posthumous Medal of Honor to his family. The text of the citation reads as follows:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as the leader of a special reconnaissance element with Naval Special Warfare Task Unit Afghanistan on 27 and 28 June 2005. While leading a mission to locate a high-level anti-coalition militia leader, Lieutenant Murphy demonstrated extraordinary heroism in the face of grave danger in the vicinity of Asadabad, Konar Province, Afghanistan.

On 28 June 2005, operating in an extremely rugged enemy-controlled area, Lieutenant Murphy's team was discovered by anti-coalition militia sympathizers, who revealed their position to Taliban fighters. As a result, between 30 and 40 enemy fighters besieged his four-member team. Demonstrating exceptional resolve, Lieutenant Murphy valiantly led his men in engaging the large enemy force. The ensuing fierce firefight resulted in numerous enemy casualties, as well as the wounding of all four members of the team. Ignoring his own wounds and demonstrating exceptional composure, Lieutenant Murphy continued to lead and encourage his men.

When the primary communicator fell mortally wounded, Lieutenant Murphy repeatedly attempted to call for assistance for his beleaguered teammates. Realizing the impossibility of communicating in the extreme terrain, and in the face of almost certain death, he fought his way into open terrain to gain a better position to transmit a call. This deliberate, heroic act deprived him of cover, exposing him to direct enemy fire. Finally achieving contact with his headquarters, Lieutenant Murphy maintained his exposed position while he provided his location and requested immediate support for his team.

In his final act of bravery, he continued to engage the enemy until he was mortally wounded, gallantly giving his life for his country and for the cause of freedom. By his selfless leadership, courageous actions, and extraordinary devotion to duty, Lieutenant Murphy reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

4 thoughts on “Monday 110530”

  1. Everybody did great today! I’m so honored I got to participate.
    Jeff, one of the new members who is also a Larimer County wildland firefighter just got dispatched out today and had to leave town. His girlfriend and him are moving and asked if I could help haul a washer and dryer down three flights of stairs this afternoon. Alexis and I are gonna go over and help, but if anyone else could help that would be great. Call me at 970-985-0858.
    Thanks, Larry

  2. Sorry I missed Murph today. I was really excited about it too. I was leaving the house to head to the box when I got dispatched out the same fire. So needless to say I won’t be to the gym for about two weeks. See everyone when I get back!

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