So on memorial day some townsfolk got really upset that CrossFitters were running by the Memorial Day parade. Here's an FYI for those people.
I'm a vet. My business partner? Yeah, he's a vet too. Multiple deployments, wars, and countries.
Memorial Day is special to us and to the CrossFit community. Hero WODs (workouts named and dedicated to fallen military and first responders) are part of our culture. We do these routinely to honor the fallen... they are not limited to national holidays, we honor Police, Firefighters, Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Navy throughout the year.
Murph is a workout we do that was named for LT Michael Murphy, that Seal that was KIA in Afghanistan? Yeah, that guy. We do it EVERY memorial day, across America, in Afghanistan, in Iraq and Africa... military members, CrossFitters, and their families join together for an hour of brutal sweat and pain in memory of our fallen comrades.
To put this in perspective, did you see the casket with the flag on it being pulled in the parade? That represents four troops that lost their legs on Christmas, 2005, when I was in Iraq. It represents my Grandfather, who served in Korea, it stands as a stark reminder that our freedom is not free, it is earned by the blood and sweat of myself and my brothers and sisters in arms.
5 x 75%
20 KB Swings (35/25)
5 x 80%
20 KB Swings
5 x 85%
20 KB Swings
MB Twists (20/14)