Monday, May 27, 2013

Remembering Those

Today we remember those who have died serving our country. We thank them for their courage 
and strength and their families who manage to go on day to day living with the memories. 
For the rest of us who have not been a part of the military, we serve them by 
participating in a dedicated Crossfit workout to say thanks.

This workout is very difficult with not just body weight, but throw on a 20-25lb vest and it makes 
it that much harder. Not one of us will ever truly know what it was like for those who have 
died serving our country, but it gives us the opportunity to push harder and always have 
them in our thoughts as we do the workout, "Murph." You can read more online
about who it's named after and how he served our country. This is what we did:

Run 1 mile
100 pull ups
200 push ups
300 squats
Run 1 mile

Those moments I wanted to stop and rest were those moments you realize those heroes 
never stopped. Ty will attempt Murph sometime today with the rest of the Crossfit
crew while I had to do it on Friday since I'm working today. Last year with just
body weight I ended with a time just over 37 minutes. This year, I threw
on that vest and ended with a time of 41:56!

Thank you for serving our country Papa Joe.
Happy Memorial Day!

♡The Stanleys