is a CrossFit workout to honor Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy Seal who died in action in 2005. Every #MemorialDay
CrossFit boxes around the world do this workout to honor his life & service.
This morning I woke up dreading this workout because it’s BRUTAL & I’m still sore from Tuesday’s #wod.
Before class I saw a post from this time last year talking about how thankful I was to have found CrossFit. I was 2 months into my journey & CrossFit was helping me overcome a lot of mental battles. Little did I know that 3 weeks later that I would be pregnant, then miscarry, then get injured, then face other struggles.
Last year I did a 1/2 Murph & in November I did a full breaking it down. As I began running that 1st mile I was trying to decide how I would break it up this time, but then started to reflect on that post from a year ago. I really processed all that I went through this last year. Ive been physically, mentally, emotionally, & spiritually shredded & broken, but have also rebuilt.
After acknowledging what I’ve been through & thinking about all Murphy went through as a SEAL & what his family & friends have endured, I decided I would challenge myself to do MURPH straight through. Of course my MURPH was scaled, walking as I needed to, ring rows instead of pull ups, & push ups from my toes & knees.
I did it! And again I was reminded my success isn’t defined by the number on the scale or the size of my clothing. My success is defined by consistency & the fact I refuse to give up on this journey. My success is learning to quit the negative self talk & to genuinely love the person I am now, not who I hope to be. My success is accepting my body as it is with all the fat rolls, cellulite, & stretch marks while still working on becoming stronger & healthier.
The last part of the last mile my quads, butt, & hamstrings were tightening up & feeling heavy! But I pushed through & then rightfully collapsed on the floor 😜 Today I pushed through for who I was a year ago, who I am today, & who I hope to be a year from now.
#LivelyMe #nevergiveup #mentalstrength #themurphchallenge