Memorial Day Murph Challenge

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Memorial Day Murph Challenge

This weekend, CFV athletes once again gathered to take on the Murph Challenge, a Memorial Day tradition honoring LT. Michael P. Murphy.  Read more about the Murph Challenge on the official site.  The Rx level of this workout consists of a 1-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and another 1-mile run, with a 20-lb weighted vest.

More than 30 CFV athletes registered (donating to the Murph Foundation scholarship fund), and each individual met the challenge at the level that fit their abilities.  Some family members joined in to cheer on and, in some cases, run alongside their loved ones.  A few of our athletes did the Murph on their own because they couldn’t be at this event.

Many of our athletes found this experience particularly memorable.  Here are just a few testimonials:

In honor of Lt. Michael Murphy, today we challenged ourselves to complete the Murph Challenge. I completed the full with a time of 63:01, not within the 60 min time cap, but I did it. I’m grateful to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice! I do this in honor of you!! — Pam

My first Murph is done in 48:53! Thanks to a little “encouragement” from these girls I did the full Murph.  I wouldn’t be where I am without their constant support, push, and laughs! Love my CFV family!  — Jordan

I just want to say how proud I am of each and every one of you and THANK YOU! I came in today hoping to do 3/4. I wasn’t even half way thru when I hit that wall and was doubting being able to meet my goal. After seeing ALL OF YOU push thru your barriers, you gave me the confidence and encouragement to keep going. THANK YOU!!! I am so grateful to be a part of this awesome community with you. — Jennifer

I met my goal and time was 50:42. My goal next year I will run the full 2 miles! Good job to all my CF athletes!! … This guy right here is my support system! He supports me in everything I do including trying to save every stray dog I see!! He came to count and cheer me on yesterday at the Murph Challenge and at the last leg of my run I was struggling so he ran out to me and motivated me to keep going. I love this guy! — Vanessa

In Honor of Lt. Michael Murphy we did the Memorial Day Murph Challenge. Steve and I did the Half Murph ( 1/2 mile run, 50 pull-ups, 100 push ups and 150 squats and then another 1/2 mile run). He finished in 19:43 and mine was 24:43. Not too bad. Next year our goal is to do the full Murph. Congrats to all who participated. — Carol

It wasn’t pretty, but we improved our times! 1/2 Murph complete! Thank you to all that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom! — JoAnn (Dustin added:  JoAnn is so humble. She smashed last year’s time by 10 minutes!) 

Time 37:42! Smashed last year’s 48:18 — Rick

Murph challenge complete. 45:16. I’ve come along way in 9 months. Thanks Crossfit Victorious and my Crossfit buddies. — Doug  (Tawnya added:  So proud of him today. Privileged to be able to jog with him for part of that last mile!)

Murph challenge complete. 41:09 not bad after a week in Mexico. — Henry

Murph completed under an hour. Thank you for all you do US Military!! — Carol

2nd mother & daughter Murph! — Tiffany

Jennie just finished a quarter of MURPH and said I’m going to do another quarter!!!! She is now off for her second!!!! Way to go Jennie!!! — Kelley

Blaine represented Murph this morning with a 43:34!! — Regan

Proud of my baby!!! Did “The Murph” workout today in 45:43 (beat her time from last year by over 15 min)! All the early morning are paying off! — Thomas, reporting on Jenn’s home workout

I just want to THANK YOU all for being such a terrific, hard-working, positive, supportive family. And today in particular thank you those who stuck around to cheer me on as I was the very last person finished at 8 am. Thanks to everyone who kept me going when I thought I really couldn’t finish the whole thing … There are so many reasons to love our CFV community and YOU are the biggest reasons of all! — Priscilla

Hey guys I just want to say how proud I am of the CFV athletes who finished their Murph workouts today. Although this workout was mentally challenging I was so impressed by the athlete performance during the workout. It may have not felt great and made you feel like you were struggling but I saw hard work and out of the training we have been doing; today I got to see all the hard work pay off! I’m so proud of our athletes! Great job everybody. — Gabbi

For more Murph photos, check out the CFV Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

Priscilla Shontz
Priscilla Shontz
Priscilla Shontz is the Athlete Relations Coordinator at CrossFit Victorious.

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