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May: Michael Murphy’s Merry Marauding Month-long Memorial Muscle Massacre

Today is LT Michael P. Murphy‘s (USN, SEAL) birthday. He would’ve been 36 by my count. So between his birthday being this month and signing up for “Memorial Day Murph,” I decided to declare May Michael Murphy’s Merry Marauding Month-long Memorial Muscle Massacre. Booya. (You should sign up for Memorial Day Murph too; not only because the t-shirts are so cool but also the charities are so worthy.)

What does that mean? A whole lotta Murphin‘ goin’ on in May (not like this; like this). I’m going to attempt a different version of Murph every Monday this month. For the uninitiated, Murph is:

For time:
1 mile Run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 mile Run

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you’ve got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.

So today was “Heavy Murph.” That would be Murph with 60# of body armor, rather than just 20. I wound up having to drop the weight to 30# a little less than halfway through because I just couldn’t get my chin over the bar on anymore pullups. And the last mile was nothing but a trail of tears. Took me 63 minutes.

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