Sunday, May 27, 2007


A lot of thoughts crossed through my head this past Saturday when attempting a hell of a workout

"the murph" one mile run 100 pull ups 200 push ups and 300 squats followed by 1 miles run.
I decided to add the 20lbs vest to see what I was made of. I had a plan to break the workout into 4 pieces in between the runs 25 pull ups, 75 squats, 50 push ups... so I could recover my upper body. Well starting the third round I began to question if I was capable of finishing with the vest. By the way there was roughly 30 spectators watching the whole thing... with the added pressure of not looking like I took on to much I chose to finish with the vest and get it done. Pictured above is the final lap on the mile.
The workout was hosted by for a great cause" a fitness competition to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation ( SOWF provides college scholarship grants, not loans, to surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel killed in combat or training missions."
All I could think of on the last mile was all the soldiers in Iraq who carry 80lbs packs in 100 degree weather day in and out and I was crying about 20 lbs and less then an hour of work. Oh how I was humbled once again by a great Crossfit workout. Thanks to all the American Soldiers who have given there lives to service for our great country.

"do the thing and you will have the power" Emerson

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