The challenge: Murph, meet the guys; guys, Murph.

The challenge: Murph, meet the guys; guys, Murph.

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.

“Murph”

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.

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Hank looked like the bomb in his weighted vest. Literally. He looks like a bomb.

Hanks the bomb

First run finished; 100 weighted pull ups to go.

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Pull ups

Strategizing rest v. work.

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Reach

Pull ups finished; 200 weighted push ups to go.

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Again, strategy determining work v. rest. I think that this leg was the most difficult.

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They seem to be praying, but one was facing south and one was facing west, so I’m not sure.

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Prayers

Push ups finished; 300 weighted squats to go.

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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.

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Aw. Justin’s wife helping Justin pass the time during the squats.

P.S. Justin…you don’t look low enough. Just sayin’.

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P.P.S. You don’t look very worked, either. How are you smiling?! Weirdo.

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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.

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Squatting finished; one mile run to go.

Justin, coming in around 59 minutes and some change.

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Hank, coming in about three minutes later.

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Hardcore.

And totally hot.

Post-WOD pics.

Justin…

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And Hank…

Smiley

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.

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And our current CrossFitters.

Shondraniqua

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Janet

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Lee

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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.

 

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