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Before we get to the details of May 31st and the workout, I think it's very important to understand the WHY behind this workout and event.  Maybe more important than the WHY, is the WHO.  Many of you have heard of the workout, "Murph", but it's now become such a household name that (IMO) people have almost become disconnected from what this is all about.  It so much more than running and a lot of reps. 

If you haven't taken the time to look into the background of Lt. Michael Murphy, you need to.  It won't be difficult....all it takes is a quick Google search and you'll discover an extremely powerful story of service, brotherhood, selflessness and bravery. 

I'm not going to attempt to re-tell or re-write the story that others have told better than I ever could.  Rather, I will share this little glimpse into the details of what happened during Operation Red Wings that would ultimately bring "Murph" to the forefront.

"...Despite the intensity of the firefight and suffering grave gunshot wounds himself, Murphy is credited with risking his own life to save the lives of his teammates. Murphy, intent on making contact with headquarters, but realizing this would be impossible in the extreme terrain where they were fighting, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his own life moved into the open, where he could gain a better position to transmit a call to get help for his men.

Moving away from the protective mountain rocks, he knowingly exposed himself to increased enemy gunfire.  This deliberate and heroic act deprived him of cover and made him a target for the enemy.  While continuing to be fired upon, Murphy made contact with the SOF Quick Reaction Force at Bagram Air Base and requested assistance. He calmly provided his unit’s location and the size of the enemy force while requesting immediate support for his team. At one point he was shot in the back causing him to drop the transmitter. Murphy picked it back up, completed the call and continued firing at the enemy who was closing in.  Severely wounded, Lt. Murphy returned to his cover position with his men and continued the battle..."

Again, this is a very, very brief description of Murhpy's actions, and I hope that you make the time to look a little deeper.  In fact, if you are hooked....I can say with 100% honesty that the book, "Lone Survivor" will provide a story that will change your life.

In fact, the Lone Survivor Foundation was created by Murphy's TEAMmate, Former SEAL and author of Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell.  The LSF will be receiving 100% of the proceeds that we raise on May 31st.  This is just one more reason to come out and participate in workout and contribute to something that is so much larger.


Any and all fitness levels can be accommodated.'s bigger than a workout.

Any and all fitness levels can be accommodated.'s bigger than a workout.

1st Heat - 8am - SIGNUP

2nd Heat - 9am - SIGNUP

All levels of fitness welcome. Please bring cash or check of any amount for donation to the Lone Survivor Foundation.

Click this LINK, scroll to very bottom of page and get signed up for either heat!

A Whole Lotta Givin'

Monday, December 2nd marked the first official day of operations at Travis County Strength.  It's been a whirlwind of building, creating, lifting, organizing, and more lifting...and it's been absolutely outstanding! But, before the first group of athletes entered the space that Monday morning, we had been running donation-based workouts for the week prior.

The Thanksgiving Day crew.  Just one of many groups of athletes that came and gave.

The Thanksgiving Day crew.  Just one of many groups of athletes that came and gave.

To be honest, we didn't expect too much - with it being a brand new spot and the timing of Thanksgiving also falling on that same week.  In fact, in preparation for the week we had printed out 60 waivers - thinking that that would cover us for the donation week.  To our surprise (and delight) we burned through those 60 waivers in a day and one morning!  Hahaha! YES!

When the dust settled and the damage was done, the newly-formed TCS community banded together to raise a staggering amount of money!


Now, when we were promoting this week of donation-based workouts, we made it very clear that the proceeds would be split between the start-up costs of Travis County Strength and a charity near and dear to Jen's heart - Autism Speaks.  That being the case, Autism Speaks will be receiving a very generous $1188.34 from the TCS community.  As for the other $2376.66, that money will be used entirely for the purchase of more equipment so that our athletes have access to all the best forms and methods of torture.....I  Yeah, training.

I know that I speak for all of us here at Travis County Strength when I say, Thank You!  Your willingness to give us, your coaches, your best effort day in and day out is by itself incredible.  But to then also be so generous with your money has left us feeling incredibly grateful.  So, again, Thank You!

You will soon see some new, shiny, HEAVY toys to play with.  Just remember that you had a hand in the building and creation of this place.