The Chad – Legacy Edition

QIC:  M.I.A.

Date: 11/11/2021

PAX: AOL, Blackout, Blair Witch, Gilligan, John Doe, Mayhem, Mr. Burns, Radar, Rollback, Sojourner, Sousa, Spirit Fingers, Spooner, Stork, The Count, Toto, Uncle Joe

AO: Legacy


High 40s with minimal wind chill. We were warm.


Disclaimer was claimed, then we moseyed to picnic tables. There was no COP

The Thang

PAX paired up with a partner.

Each pair completed 100 x Step ups with coupon/weighted vest/ruck.

Each pair completed 22 World War II Sit-ups.

Repeat x 10.

Repeat x 7 + Each pair of PAX complete 300 final step ups.


This is a modification of the Hero Workout “The Chad”, which is a memorial workout for Chad Wilkinson, who served 22 years on active duty including years in Navy Special Operations, before he took his own life in 2018.

A shocking number of veterans take their own lives. Many have heard the statistic that it has been as many as 22 veterans a day. While statistics fluctuate, more than 6,000 veterans have committed suicide every year since 2007. YHC encouraged the PAX to reach out to the veterans in their lives to make sure that they know that they are loved and never alone.

Last year Veteran’s Day was YHC’s 1st F3 Post. At that time, YHC checked many boxes of how one would describe a sad clown. In the last 365 days, YHC has posted ~270 times, ran more 5k5as than can be counted (without a premium Strava subscription), lost 75 pounds, dropped a one mile run from an 11 minute event to just over 7 minutes, and has reduced his waistline from 46 to a 38. As good as that all feels to have accomplished, it doesn’t measure the improvement in his life.

“An unfit man is unfit to lead.” Today, largely due to the brotherhood of F3 this PAX is a better husband, father, brother, leader, and man than before.


F3 Chattanooga has some smart PAX – YHC thinks most of them caught on the the pattern by the time we reached the 4 set of step-ups.

“Are these regulation height steps?”

“Who would have thought that 2 inches more would make this much difference.” Radar

“Who has an empty rucksack?” Sousa


Thanksgiving Convergence; See Convergence-CSAUP for more details on the festivities for that morning.

Happy Veterans Day to those who have served our country.