Every year on Memorial Day, crossfitters around the country do a crazy intense workout called the “Murph” in memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy who was killed in Afghanistan. During his military career, Murphy received 11 different military decorations, including: the Medal of Honor, Purple Heart, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and Navy Commendation Medal to name a few. This year I decided to attempt it myslef. Next thing you know I’m bawling like a baby laying on my living room floor. There is something about complete and utter physical exhaustion that make me vulnerable to raw emotion. I spent much more time than I would normally do thinking about what that day really means. It was the best way for me to really honor the service and sacrifice. I will definitely do it again next year. If you want to know more about my Murph experience click here – especially if you want to commiserate with me about child birth and bladder control.
Anyway, it got me thinking Murph had a mom and her name was Maureen. I thought it would be nice this week for us to do a workout (more manageable for us busy moms) in her honor. What do you say? Hope on over to my post on My Atlanta Moms Club and try The "Maureen".
This week I have a card game workout for all you mommas with older kids to have some family fun time. If you don’t have older kids you can play with your significant other, a friend, or even yourself just for something a little different. You’ll be having some much fun you won’t even know you are working out… ok, maybe that’s not true, but it is fun No equipment necessary, just clear some space in your living room or head out to the yard! Read more about it in my post on the My Atlanta Moms Club page!