Forgetting To Remember Something On Memorial Day

In a strange change of circumstances, I found myself doing something constructive on Memorial Day (US).

I was at our local Crossfit box attempting to do the “Murph” workout. I was asked by a coach to modify it, considering my shoulder popped loud enough to hear over music. I felt like I did okay, completing the vast majority of my exercises in a sweet spot, had enough time to run with some wiggle room.

(I did not wear a weight vest as many do. I think that it might take some more training to get into that level of beating).

The Murph is in memorial to Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy Seal who lost his life in the military. (He also designed the workout, a cardiovascular trial of sorts).

It is one thing that I forgot that “the Murph” was going on this morning, finally remembering late last night. But it was another to forget a handful of folks that I knew that lost their lives when in the service. I knew of one or two specifically. (I also knew of two that had horrific illnesses that most likely could not be recovered from).

I forgot the legion of those that had hung up their proverbial boots, to have time cut short. Many of them were my shipmates, people I wish I had around.

I am sure that my lost former shipmates might not make the Memorial Day nut, but I feel that I owe it to them. Many of them saw us through the dark straights and gave a chunk of their lives to us, to me. I miss them dearly.

Neptune willing we will see you in Fiddler’s Green. Rest easy my old brothers.

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6 Responses to Forgetting To Remember Something On Memorial Day

  1. audremyers says:

    Lovely, Matt. Very touching.

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  2. Good post Matt.

    RIP to those folks.

    And hope your shoulder holds out. I think that’s the 40s men curse – once a man hits 40-something, he’ll have shoulder problems. It’s just something we live with. Mine almost made it to my late 40s.

    I switched my workouts to only squats, deadlifts, push-ups, pull-ups, and running. Too injured for bench and overhead press.

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