Memorial Day and Murph are among the few times throughout the year that I reflect on Crossfit as a community. Being that I have no ties to any military branch, it always leads me to asking myself "why even hold the workout?" I could say that it's upholding tradition in line with the greater Crossfit community or that you guys look forward to doing it once a year around this time. But in reality, we could do it on July 4th, Labor Day or Columbus Day and it would all be about the same. When it comes down to it, it's really all about the sense of togetherness that Murph brings. Some of the fondest memories of my early Crossfit days were during events like this. Not necessarily an opportunity to crush a long and potentially terrible workout, but to know that I'm walking into a building full of 50 of my closest gym buddies and regardless of HOW we did the workout, we did it together. That feeling is unbeatable. It is my reason for continuing this tradition and I hope that days like this leave you with the same memories I have from nearly a decade ago.
No matter how you plan on attacking this workout today, do it together. You each have the ability to push the person next to you by just being present.
Thank you to everyone that's participating today. Because of you, the above remains true year after year.
1 Mile Run
300 Air Squats
1 Mile Run
If you've got a 20/14lb vest or body armor, wear it.