Sunday, July 5, 2009


1 mile run
100 pullups
200 pushups
300 squats
1mile run
Time: 1:02 (no weight vest-maybe someday)

Not much more needs to be said after one says "Murph" in reference to a CrossFit workout. It invokes fear, anxiety, the sheer pain yet to come.

Why did I choose to do Murph this July 3rd? I had done a triathlon just days prior, my calves were still screaming from DU's on Wednesday, it was 0515 on a "holiday" morning. I could have slept in... I had mentally prepped for "Fran", but when I got there Anthony and Christine put on a bit of pressure to do this workout with them. I missed the memorial day what better way to start off Independence Day weekend with a tribute to all those who serve.

The mile run was beautiful...there was a little chill in the air and the sun was just peeking over the horizon. The silence was thick along the river, except for my pounding footsteps. I thought of Chip and his men in Afghanistan. 8 minutes later I was back in the box. 20 rounds of 5 pullups, 10pushups, 15 squats. I knocked out the first 7-8 fine before my arms started throbbing. My nerves near my triceps have been all freaked out lately when doing pullups and the pushups weren't helping. I gritted my teeth, found a way to compensate and kept at it. Some 50 minutes later I felt good, but awful too as I ran that last mile. There is nothing like the feeling of dripping sweat, pain, torn flesh, shaking legs, noodle arms, and slight nausua all before 0630...

Team 0515 cheered Christine to the end (sweet job, girl!), Keturah and Jason kindly operated on my hands, we cheered on some 0600 teammates, then I called it day. A good day.


Jason said...

You did awesome. Only question is whether Keturah has started the callus jar for Jerry as discussed?

Sean said...

If that is what I think it is... I'm about to hurl!