AO: Murph City

When: 12/28/2021

PAX:

Number of Pax: 9

Pax Names: Brad Pitt, Butterfly, Coco, Green Mile, Hans gruber, Office Party, Oracle, Rojas, Sooorie,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names: none

QIC: Oracle


Warma-rama…..there ain’t no warmup on Full Murph Day, we just get after it.

The Thing:

The last Tuesday of each month, we test ourselves with attemping The Murph WOD:

  • 1 mile
  • 100 pullups
  • 200 merkins
  • 300 squats
  • 1 mile

Each Pax did an amazing job, many finishing with a sub-40 min time.  We had 2 Pax join Murph City for the first time – @Coco and @Hans  gruber.  And Gruber came with a weighted vest, crushed it.  @Office Party (with broken toe) still delivered a sub-40 Murph time.

The COT:

Accouncements:

  • January 1 – F3 Convergence, 7am, Etowah River Park
  • Need for Speed – is expanding into Georgia, led by F3Cherokee.  Donations are needed for the purchase of 4 wheelchairs equipped for those with special needs.  The mission of Speed for Need is to raise awareness and foster inclusion of those with a special need through participation in fitness events supported by the men of F3 Nation.  Learn more and donate Here.

Prayer Requests:

  • Brady Bunch’s M, who has surgery scheduled the first week of January
  • FIA – @Sooorie shared that within his M’s FIA group, 2 of her friends had recent suicide attempts.
  • Brad Pitt was kind enough to left up YHC (Oracle) in prayer
  • Payers for those suffering from mental health, either personally or within their loved one’s.  Encouraged Pax that mental health is not something to go through alone; the Pax to your left, right and within the COT are there to support and pray for you

Honor the Fallen:

  • Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe was recognized today, who was just awareded the Medal of Honor on Dec. 16th, 2021, 16 years after his death in battle for his heroism while serving in the US Army. [link]
  • Sgt 1st Class Cashe died Nov. 8, 2005, 3 weeks after his convey was struck by road side IED’s.
  • Wounded after the incident, Cashe went back into the burning vehicle to rescue his fellow soldiers that were stuck in the vehicle.
  • Cashe rescued 6 soldiers fromt the vehicle, while he was covered in fuel and suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on more than 70% of his body.
  • The Medel of Honor is typically awarded to soldiers within 5 years of these acts of heroism.  Former Navel Seal Special Forces Dan Crenshaw and Stephanie Murphy led an effort to change this practice, resulting in legislation getting signed into law Dec 2020.
  • Following this legislation getting passed, Sgt. 1st Class Cashe was recognized and his family awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism.
  • Cashe is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, and son

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