Disclaimer: Looooooong post.
Hank has been wanting to do this specific CrossFit WOD for a long time. There are a couple of well-known categories of WODs in CrossFit: the Hero WODs and The Girls (more about The Girls another time). This particular Hero WOD, Murphy, was a favorite workout of fallen Navy SEAL, Lt. Michael Murphy, who died in combat June 28, 2005.
Run 1 mile, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats, run 1 mile – with a 20# weighted vest.
Justin, one of the coaches and co-owner of Conviction CrossFit, and Hank decided that this New Year’s Eve was the day.
Hank looked like the bomb in his weighted vest. Literally. He looks like a bomb.
First run finished; 100 weighted pull ups to go.
Strategizing rest v. work.
Pull ups finished; 200 weighted push ups to go.
Again, strategy determining work v. rest. I think that this leg was the most difficult.
They seem to be praying, but one was facing south and one was facing west, so I’m not sure.
Push ups finished; 300 weighted squats to go.
They had to loosen the fit of their vests a little to accommodate the work their lungs were doing.
Dirty knees. Done dirt cheap. Name that tune, Brad Pazoureck.
Aw. Justin’s wife helping Justin pass the time during the squats.
P.S. Justin…you don’t look low enough. Just sayin’.
P.P.S. You don’t look very worked, either. How are you smiling?! Weirdo.
Small fry potty break. This one is just because I love you guys. And because the old gym only had a portapotty and we love our new(ish) location.
Squatting finished; one mile run to go.
Justin, coming in around 59 minutes and some change.
Hank, coming in about three minutes later.
And totally hot.
How is that possible that he’s all smiles?
I will say this…
It’s now Sunday evening and he still hasn’t stopped eating.
Some other fun pics of the morning, starting with our Future CrossFitters.
And our current CrossFitters.
And here’s the final thing.
Each month there will a Hero WOD challenge between Justin, Hank, and whomever else wants to come play on a Saturday morning.
And P.S. Scott? If you’re reading, ahem, don’t be a wussbag and disregard the “whomever else” part. Challenge extended.
Happy New Year.