The Murph Challenge


James Sherstoff, Staff reporter

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic people have been ordered to participate in a stay at home quarantine order. People have been stuck in self isolation for weeks now with limited things to do. Some people on the other hand have taken this spare time and have made light of the situation. One example of this is senior Stephen Vierling.

“I chose to participate in the 30 day Murph challenge because I figured it would be a good way to keep me busy and in shape and take my mind off of quarantine” said Vierling. A Murph is an intense workout that starts with a one mile run followed by 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats and then followed by another mile run.

Vierling was challenged to do the 30 day Murph challenge by both senior Jack Rothrock and James Sherstoff. Both Rothrock and Sherstoff failed to do the Murph everyday for 30 days.

“It was quite the struggle the first few days. Doubts definitely surfaced in my mind about whether or not I was going to be able to accomplish such a task, but I powered through in hopes of finishing the challenge,” said Vierling.

The plan has given Vierling something to take his mind off of being stuck at home.

“This challenge has made my quarantine bearable. There is nothing scarier than being trapped inside your own thoughts, and this workout helped me forget about the struggles of life for a while,” Vierling said.