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Wandering Web – Happy Memorial Day

Murph Day Announcement: To go along with Memorial Day and what it stands for, Summit Strength/CrossFit SSP will be doing “Murph” on Monday morning, starting at 9. Murph is a Hero WOD named after one of the Navy SEALs who inspired the book and movie, “Lone Survivor”. Michael P. Murphy was the first to be awarded the Medal of Honor for service in Afghanistan after he suffered mortal wounds while exposing himself to enemy fire in order to communicate his team’s dire situation with command. Much of the CrossFit community does the workout named in his memory on Memorial Day weekend to pay our respects to this great American. Please feel free to simply stop by Summit Strength on Monday morning if you’d like to remember with us! No need to register or sign up, just come by.

Indiana is often referred to as a “flyover state.” That changes for one weekend a year, when it becomes home to the greatest spectacle in racing, the Indianapolis 500. To get you excited for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer, here is a list of 20 facts about the Indianapolis 500: http://www.newsday.com/sports/motor-racing/20-fun-facts-about-the-indy-500-1.2910256

For most of us, Memorial Day is the start of summer and a day off of work to be spent with family and friends. Interestingly, Memorial Day began as a day to visit the cemeteries of soldiers who had died in the American Civil War, and remains a day to remember the brave men and women who have passed away defending the United States:
http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/memorial-day-history

If there is one thing CrossFit has done that is beneficial, it is making group training a mainstream thing. This article gets into why group training is really a great option for weight loss and improved fitness. It is one of the reasons that even our personal training clients get a small group environment from time to time:

http://youtrition.net/how-to-love-exercise/?utm_source=Dan+John%27s+Wandering+Weights&utm_campaign=633e8aab3d-DJWW04_04_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d663067162-633e8aab3d-36710409&mc_cid=633e8aab3d&mc_eid=d329dfda1a

 

 

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