Memorial Day Murph

In case you don't have a Crossfitter in your life, here's an explanation of why we Murph.  I was lucky to have a supportive husband to come document a Crossfit milestone for me.  Thanks as well to Tough Temple Crossfit for hosting.

Jenni and I pre-Murph.  The last time I smiled until it was over.

Jenni and I pre-Murph.  The last time I smiled until it was over.

Pre-Murph briefing.

Pre-Murph briefing.

Following Coach Steve's suggestion, I scaled the workout.  No 20 lb. weight vest for me, each exercise broken up into a number of rounds, and band-assisted pull-ups.

It begins.

It begins.

Bodies in motion.

Bodies in motion.

My buddy, James, pictured above mid pull-up did the workout straight through: 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 air-squats.

Coach Steve in his appropriately patriotic Chubbies.

Coach Steve in his appropriately patriotic Chubbies.

The shirt is off so we know it just got real for Andy.

The shirt is off so we know it just got real for Andy.

Andy, now known as "Speed Monkey" can be seen in the foreground crushing a set of push-ups.  I'm about 3 rounds behind him on my squats in the background.

I can be seen tallying my latest round.  I don't know how people kept track without a tally.

I can be seen tallying my latest round.  I don't know how people kept track without a tally.

Pam making sure she doesn't get "no repped" for her push-ups.  Crossfit push-ups call for the chest to touch the ground every rep.

Pam making sure she doesn't get "no repped" for her push-ups.  Crossfit push-ups call for the chest to touch the ground every rep.

When all was said and done, Andy and I were the first male and female to finish.  He went 35:01, and I went 42:12.  I was sore for days.  I can't wait to do it again.  I couldn't have done it without Coach Steve and all of my Crossfit Daily Medicine peeps who made all those mornings suffering in the Loft so worth it.

Post-Murph and able to smile again.

Post-Murph and able to smile again.