With Memorial Day now over, we turn our eyes toward our fifth-annual “Murph” event on July 4th. We have a few things to discuss. We have been throwing around the idea of getting a bulk order of headbands to show solidarity for that tough workout. One of them is a tribute to another American hero, Chris Kyle or “American Sniper” which is pictured to the left, and the other is an American Flag headband (no photo needed).
For the Chris Kyle headbands, 50 percent of all proceeds go to the Guardian For Heroes Foundation, so we will also be helping a worthy cause. Those headbands are all $22. The American Flag band is $20. We will put a sign-up sheet on the whiteboard and have everyone sign their name under which band they want, or both. We will submit the order on Monday, June 8.
Like last year, we will also do a showing of “Lone Surivor” the night before doing Murph, which will be Friday, July 3 at 7 pm. We will hook up the projector and watch it movie theater-style. On a personal note, a bunch of us saw the movie for the first time last year and it was in my head for the entire workout. When I felt tired or was close to slowing down, I thought about the movie and it kept my ass moving. For those of you who don’t know, the movie is about the actual Lt. Michael Murphy. The workout is named in honor of him. The story is incredible and will serve as inspiration for us all.
We will also be asking everyone to bring some food and make it into a dinner and a movie Friday evening. For anyone wondering what this “Murph” workout is all about…..take a look below. No worries…..we will have different versions available, and you can split the reps however you want.
1 mile run
1 mile run
SCHEDULE NOTE: Thursday’s Mobility and Stability class at 4 pm is canceled, however the regular 4 pm class is still on as scheduled.