Monday, May 31, 2021

Belladonna finished "The Murph Challenge"


Every Memorial Day, fitness enthusiasts and newcomers around the country and across the globe prepare to honor fallen Navy SEAL Michael P. Murphy and many others who have made the ultimate sacrifice by completing “The Murph Challenge.” The grueling workout consists of a one-mile run, 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, and another one-mile run.   Source
She was going to write a guest-post for me about the experience but all she has done since finishing has been to take a shower, limp around and ask "What is for dinner?"

Bella took the Murph Challenge at Charlotte's Aleve Fitness Center because they have pull-up bars and a marked, half-mile path for running. Obviously, a one-mile run is two trips around the trail.

It was her first "Murph" and she finished in 1:23. 

She partitioned the workout, which is allowed.. She broke up the grueling ordeal into twenty sets of five pull-ups, ten pushups and fifteen squats. But she didn't stop and she didn't complain while doing it.

My contribution was to drive her over there. She wasn't sure she would be fit to drive afterward.


  1. Congratulations and good on her. I know I couldn't do it at my age and physical condition. Well, I could, but it would take me a couple of days.

  2. ERJ, your talk about tobacco kept tickling my brain and I couldn't figure out why. Before you use nicotine as an insecticide on people, there are things you should check out. I remember reading some years ago about about a puzzle a doctor in "tobacco country" ran into. Long story bla bla bla, it turned out that since nicotine is water soluble(the way you no doubt planned to extract it) it also is topically absorbed. The medical mystery was eventually explained by realizing that either it had rained the night before or dew on the tobacco plants rubbed off on the skin of someone walking through plants. It was life threatening. I recalled reading it in an old issue of Readers Digest This is one of those your mileage... but before you use it....please be advised


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