Today we are doing the Hero WOD Chad. This workout takes most people about an hour. If you have a small backpack that you can load up, bring it.
The story of Chad's Hero WOD is fully detailed in The Morning Chalk-Up. You can read the full story here.
The workout is named after Chad Wilkinson a 22-year active duty SEAL stationed in Virginia Beach, who took his own life on October 29th. His wife Sarah is a CrossFit L4 Instructor and works for CrossFit Training. He was also god friends with Dave Castro, CrossFit's director of training.
According to The Morning Chalk-Up,
"When Sara spoke at her husband’s funeral, she recounted a recent story when she walked into the garage to find Wilkinson doing step-ups wearing a backpack. He was training to climb Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in South America, by doing 1000 step-ups at a time."
It was out of this story that Castro decided to create this workout in honor of his fellow Navy Seal buddy. On December 14th he was joined by Jimi Letchford, James Hobart and Adrian Bozman "in CrossFit HQ’s box. Each one with a 45-pound backpack strapped on, they began stepping, up and down on a 20” box, repeatedly for 1,000 steps."
For our last workout of 2018, we join the thousands of CrossFitters around the world who have taken 1000 steps to honor a man we never knew.
Fair winds and following seas, Sir, we've got the watch.
Take a nap today you've earned it. After your nap, think about this:
Time is like a river made up of the events which happen, and a violent stream; for as soon as a thing has been seen, it is carried away, and another comes in its place, and this will be carried away too.”
― Marcus Aurelius
Join Coach Heidi today at 9 AM for The Seven.
A suicide bomber killed seven CIA officers and one Jordanian officer at a remote base in southeastern Afghanistan on December 30, 2009 after posing as a potential informant reporting on Al Qaeda.
Seven new stars will be etched onto the memorial wall at the CIA where every star represents grieving friends, family and colleagues dedicated to fight against the enemy, forever in their name.
Killed in the attack were CIA officers Jennifer Lynne Matthews, 45; Scott Michael Roberson, 39; Harold E. Brown Jr., 37; Darren LaBonte, 35; Elizabeth Hanson, 30; and security contractors Jeremy Jason Wise, 35, and Dane Clark Paresi, 46.
Remember, we will have only 2 classes, 6 AM and 10:30AM next Monday and Wednesday. We are closed New Year's Day.
Monday we are doing the Hero WOD Chad. Bring a backpack that you can easily load up with 45#. Class will take longer than an hour.
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