Memorial Day Murph by Muncie CrossFit

Memorial Day Murph

Memorial Day Murph

It was raining when I woke up at 0400.

It rained through breakfast and on my car as I drove to DC Barbell for the morning workouts.  The whole time I was at DC it rained, really hard.  At 0530 I was worried the Murph would be a wash, but I remained optimistic and told the Facebook that we were going to do the Murph even if it rained as long as it was safe.  At 0815 Greg met me at DC and we set up the course and placed the water bottles, cups and bands, then high-tailed it back to Saint Mary’s to meet the CrossFitters!  The rain stopped and by 0900 we had a dozen people in the parking lot ready to get started.  When the warm up started, there were 22 people in the parking lot doing walking knee-hugs and accelerations!

Warm Up

Warming up before the Murph

At 3-2-1-GO,

everyone blazed the 1 mile route to the pull-up bars behind the Fire Station on Tillotson near IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.  There they completed 100 pull-ups, 200 push ups, and 300 squats; some with a 20 pound armor vest!  The event was grueling.  Forty to fifty minutes of nearly continuous movement designed to challenge even the most fit athletes completed by all 22 participants!  For a video of the event and results check out our YouTube channel.

Pull ups

Burning up the bars!

It’s a weird kind of fun…

Everyone suffered, but when it was all done everyone cheered and clapped as the finishers crossed the broken asphalt in the parking lot we used as a finish line.  The Arsenal Army is mentally tough, physically disciplined and destined for greatness!!  You showed up today and dominated the Murph.

“America!!!”

Arsenal Army Exercise

The Arsenal Army hard at work!

weighted pullups

Greg, David, and Frank doing the Murph with a 20# vest!

For more pictures check out out Facebook photo album!

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