A Hero Journey


An ordinary person facing extraordinary circumstances and acting

​ with courage, honor and self-sacrifice.

Not too long into my crossfit journey I learned about a workout called "Murph".  It was a one mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and then a second mile run.  I fell in love with the WOD because it was simple and I didn't need any fancy equipment to do it.  All I needed was my body and pull-up bar.  At the bottom of the description I saw that it said "If you have a 20 pound vest, wear it."  Well, I made that my goal!  I wanted one day to do Murph with a 20 pound vest!  It meant something to me and I wasn't sure why... 

Fast forward a couple of months when I learned that "Murph" was a workout honoring Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, NY, who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.  I learned that this workout was one of Mike's favorites and he'd named it 'Body Armor.' 

I fell in love with the idea of doing a workout to honor someone else.  I love to workout but doing it for someone made it that much more meaningful and I knew it would make me push more as I thought about that person when I felt I was "suffering."  

​I then learned that there were many, many more WODs honoring people and I decided that one day - I would do them all!  Well - now is the time!!  

This is my journey through all the known Hero WODs, named WODs and girl named WODs that I know of.  I am truly honored to do them and grateful that I am able to physically and mentally challenge myself in the way that I can.  

Thank you for following my journey and I would love to know if you do some of these yourself and how you do!

With great love... 


You can use the tags to look up WODs by specific name, type (such as Hero WOD, Tribute WOD, even branch of military, etc.), specific movement, speed of workout, intensity of workout (such as fast, tough, warm-up, heavy, grip intensive, etc...), and even if I went unbroken during the workout or got a PR.


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