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Murph Prep

May 12, 2022 by

Crossfit Plain City started Murph Prep at the beginning of May. While my goal when starting Crossfit June 2021 was to complete Murph 2022, I'll be candid that I struggle with all of the movements. Unfortunately, it's the run that became a complicating factor.

My background prior to Crossfit was competing in local races with a walking club. I walked 2 half marathons in 2019 and completed numerous 5Ks and 10Ks. The pandemic hit and races stopped as well as the walking clubs' weekly walks. I did walks/races on my own but I got bored.

I've been intrigued by Crossfit for years. Some family friends shared their workout experiences and it was the nudge I needed to take the chance after my son graduated from high school in 2021.

Back to Murph prep and running. After the 4x400m runs last week, I experienced pain in my hip afterward. It went away after a couple of days but returned after we did another round of runs to prep for Murph. I met with Coach Jonathan. While sore isn't bad, pain is not good and he doesn't want me to be in pain. I will be rowing the 1600m instead of running.

Coach Jonathan asked me to share my nutrition with him for a few days. I'm heavier than I should be for my 5"4' frame despite gaining muscle over the past year. Losing some weight will help take pressure off my joints. I have a doctor's appointment in June and I'm going to ask for a PT referral. It's possible the orthotics I've used for years aren't right for Crossfit and/or I need to strengthen areas to prevent pain.

I'm bummed that I won't be doing yet another part of Murph as written. Being my first Murph, the weight vest was never part of the equation. However, I'm going to go into Crossfit Plain City on Memorial Day and give it my all because Murph isn't about me; it's about heroes like Michael Murphy who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our Country.

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