"My Murph Experience: Mike Maresh"

There’s plenty of time to spend at the lake BBQing and enjoying a few cold ones, but this opportunity only comes once a year and the thrill of completing something this challenging puts you into a pretty selective group of people.
 Photo Courtesy of: Samantha Chin

Photo Courtesy of: Samantha Chin

1. Is this your first Murph?
No

2. If yes, what inspired you to participate this year?  If no, how many times have you done Murph?
No, this will be my second Murph

3. If you’ve done Murph, what do remember most?
It is a very humbling experience.  On paper there isn't one movement that seems all that daunting, however, in practice, it is quite a different story.  I also remember the overwhelming support of people who are there offering encouragement. 

4. What are you most looking forward to this year for Murph?
The challenge.  I went into it last year without any experience, expectations or goals which made it very difficult to stay focused.  I was relatively new to CF at the time and now that I have some context for what the Murph is all about I'm excited to push my limits and see what happens. 

5. For people who are on the fence about participating, what would you say to them?
I really can't think of a better way to celebrate Memorial day then by memorializing a Fallen Hero.  There's plenty of time to spend at the lake BBQing and enjoying a few cold ones, but this opportunity only comes once a year and the thrill of completing something this challenging puts you into a pretty selective group of people.  Not only do you get the chance to memorialize someone but you also have the chance to do so in a pretty unique and awesome way.