Category: goals

My goal for the 2015 CrossFit Open – yes, I do have a goal.

While I’m not registered for the Open, and I will not be registering due to stinkin’ recovery from hip surgery I do have a simple goal for the 2015 Open.

Get a baseline for each of the WODs.

Hate on my performance.

Use that dissatisfaction to help fuel my recovery and return to hard core CrossFit.

End of story.

Yes, I’d love it if I was fueled by rainbow unicorns and fairy tale dreams, but getting good and PISSED OFF motivates me more than anything. I know me. Come February 2016 I’m going to redo all of the 2015 Open WODs and totally shatter my results.

The pain cave is a ways off, but I have  map. And a really accurate compass.

TFW – You realize that all of your workout goals…. #crossfit #goals

…have been determined in a vacuum that was devoid of a couple of critical influencers:

 – that I have a family
 – that I work at a startup
Everyone has stress. Everyone has to deal with a lack of abundant resources. But until you’ve worked at a tech startup.
Holy, being duct taped to a rocket ship, Batman!…..
Soooooo maybe it’s not just the annoying surgery recovery thing that will be the limiting factor in 2015. Not giving up. Hell no. Just thinking about “how” to seriously get back on this horse and be in competitive shape come 2016.

My To-Do list this weekend (and every weekend)

  • cook bacon
  • fold and put away laundry
  • bake egg muffins
  • make meals for the week

every single weekend. Always the same basic stuff.

Once, just once, I want a DIFFERENT weekend to-do list. You know.

  • have that threesome with the 2 women I met on ashleymadison
  • collect my lottery winnings
  • be 10 years younger

Seriously – is that wrong?

Just once. That’s all I’m asking. Once.

If I can’t pick goals for 2015, can I pick CrossFit disappointments I want to avoid?

It should not come as a surprise, but I have been struggling with goal setting for this year. Yes, Type-A me has no clue what to shoot for, and it’s driving me nuts. I’ve written about goals a couple of times already.. like here, and here… I stand wholeheartedly behind the first post. There really is nothing more important than being a better father to my girls.

But what should I write on my whiteboard for CrossFit? I have no idea. OK, that’s not really correct. I have an idea of what to shoot for, but I don’t know how to or if I can get there. Hip surgery seems to be going really well, but “full recovery” will be several more months. I’m not supposed to be handling weight until March, and I’m already doing so. But the uncertainty of the recovery process makes it hard to say when I can really get back to CrossFit with a passion. I’m trying to look at 2015 as a prep year for 2016. There’s just too much unknown about 2015 to make any concrete plans for this year.

That said (i.e. these really are my plans if I were to make plans…..) I would be really disappointed if I was to enter 2016 without accomplishing:

  • 300# back squat
  • 225# clean
  • sub-5:00 Fran
  • 50 consecutive Double Unders (all I have to do is buy a new jump rope, right?)
  • 200# jerk
  • consecutive muscle ups (2 is “consecutive”…)

I’m just laying it out there. My head says, “set goals. make a plan. drive results.” My heart says, “Dude, just roll with it.”

What do you say?

Goals, motivation, goals, motivation…. blah!

I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions, but I do think the beginning of the year is a convenient time to set some goals that we should strive to accomplish within this manmade calendar window of 12 months. I put out a shortlist a few days ago that encapsulates my main thoughts for 2015. Those are my key drivers, but there are a few other things on my mind.

That said… “goal without a plan is just a wish” – is a true statement. It’s not just the “goal” that we need it’s the plan to achieve the goal. Underpinning all of it is the most critical element, the motivation. “Why” do you want to do something? Without a “why” there is little to no chance to succeed.

I have so many things on my mind. Career goals. Family goals. Financial goals. Workout/Fitness goals. And I am having a hard time pinning down concise, actionable goals. I’m also having a hard time pinning down my motivation in each area that I am interested in pursuing.

The fitness related goals are myriad. I want abs. Defined abs. I’ve never had them. Even when I was really skinny (6’2″ 150#’s) I didn’t have them. I want consecutive muscle ups. I want…..

OK. Time to cut the BS and hit the honesty.

I want to be a mother fucking badass.

Not that I have a clue what that means. I just know that’s what I want above any other fitness, financial or career goal.

Is it concise? No
Is it actionable? No.
Is it even measurable? No.
Am I so insecure that I won’t even know it if it happens? Ummmm, hell yes.

So I’m kind of stuck here in a rut of my own making.

Anyone else floundering a bit?