5/27/11

Memorial Day Murph

WOD
"Murph"
1 mile run
100 Pullups
200 Pushups
300 Squats
1 mile run

I cried in class today. Well I did my best to hold back my tears as I gathered the class together to explain the significance of the WOD we were doing and why we were doing it. I told them the story of how he earned his medal of honor. I wanted  everyone to attempt to understand the significance of Memorial Day and the need to be grateful for all of the opportunities that surround them because of men and women like Michael P Murphy. I also wore a memorial shirt for a fraternity brother of mine that was killed in Iraq around the same time as Murph.
I was impressed by the way the class handled themselves as I tried to speak and keep my emotions in check.Everyone sat and listened. No one spoke. My jokers held their tongues. In high school, my friends and I laughed when a coach of ours started crying. Not BuffClass. I am proud of you. Proud that you understood that this was important to me and gave it the respect it deserves. I don't expect everyone to fully understood my feelings about those who put their lives on the line for us and  I'm not sure I understand it either.

How do you say thank you to the dead? I don't have an answer other than to keep them in my thoughts and do things like this WOD, some shared suffering. No matter how crappy you feel during the workout it could always be worse. And I always say thank you to the Veterans too.

I found out yesterday that Eduardo will be joining the Marines after graduation and I applaud him for it. It is certainly his choice but it is one that benefits all of us. I reminded him I don't ever want to do this WOD with him in my thoughts.

Whether is was Murph as Rx'd or a scaled version everyone did it. I didn't hear a single complaint, no bitching and moaning, just the grunting of hard work. I am proud to be you coach and teacher
For more information on Michael P Murphy and the men who died in Operation RedWing:
http://memorialdaymurph.homestead.com/index.html
http://www.navy.mil/moh/mpmurphy/soa.html
http://www.navyseals.com/michael-p-murphy
http://www.lonesurvivor.net/
http://www.amazon.com/Lone-Survivor-Eyewitness-Account-Operation/dp/0316067598

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

OLETA
FULL MURPH 49:11
R.I.P MURPH

Julio said...

Full murph 54:57
for all the brave men and women who've fallen for this country!

Sean said...

McCue
57:43 as Rx'd

Fajida said...

Full murph: 57:07
did it for the brave men and women who are fighting for whats right. and that this workout was just a Wednesday for Murph

Juan said...

Best work out ever thx murph ... Full murph 47.00

Juan said...

Posted another video n in 2-3 hours more ima post the 6 montage I'll let u guys know