WOD for Sunday 5/26/2013

Memorial Day Murph

Lt Michael Patrick Murphy. U.S Navy Seal

June 28th 2005

Lt Murphy’s 4 man seal team was engaged by enemy combatant Taliban forces of between 30 and 40. During the seige, the primary communications device was damaged. Lt Murphy Knowingly put himself in harms way and left his postion of cover to get to open ground in order to communicate with his commanders to request support. Drawing fire away from his team Lt Murphy successfully communicated details to his commanders while continuing to engage enemy forces. Lt Murphy was wounded and continued to return fire until he could no longer. Lt Murphy was mortally wounded and died on June 28th 2005
Lt Murphy is the first service member to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Thank You to all current and past service men and woman and your families from all the services. We are forever gratefull for all the Sacrifices you have made in the service of this Great Nation.


*If you asked me a year ago why I go to the gym I would’ve told you to workout. But then in December of 2014 I stepped into Crossfit Lighthouse. The first day I walked in I was a cocky twenty-year-old kid who thought he was in great shape… That day was a huge wake up call. A 60-year-old man who I now know as “Frank the Tank” kicked my ass in the workout. At first I didn’t know what to think. Was I unfit, out of shape, or was I just plain pathetic? I expected the coaches and members to look down on me. However the exact opposite happened. Everyone congratulated me on finishing the workout and made me feel welcomed.

As the weeks went by I learned a lot about the facility. The equipment was of the highest degree and the coaches were inspiring. I got to witness what the coaches were physically capable of and I thought I would never be at their level. Even though I doubted myself the coaches always pushed me to do my best. Every single coach wanted me to get to the next level. I was inspired to be like them.

After spending an entire year with Crossfit Lighthouse’s state of the art facility and inspiring coaches, I have developed passion for the sport. I walk in everyday looking to push my limits. Crossfit Lighthouse has changed my life for the better and I cannot thank the owners, Jack and Dan, enough for creating such an amazing community. So now, one year later, if you asked me why I go to the gym, I would tell you its to spend time with my knew friends and family.*

Ryan Fiorillo *Results will vary on each individual*,

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