It’s already February and here I am still thinking about “goals” for the not-so-new-anymore year. I’ve already outlined my 2015 adventure goals, but I need some things to keep me going in the interim. I’m liking CrossFit as a way to benchmark my fitness through clear-cut non-weight-related goals that are actually a measure of functional strength, the stuff that will actually get me through those adventures. At the beginning of the year we brainstormed our CrossFit goals. Here are mine:
- 10 Double Unders
- Strict Pullup
- Box jumps on a 20″ box, for real (I’ve done one, but I’m far from being able to do them in a workout)
- Ring Dip (CHECK – did that this week!)
- 6kg Wall Balls
- Handstand walks – OK this won’t help me walk the Pennine Way but it’s fun and would be a great party trick!
So far I feel encouraged. I’m not really in the mood to practice double unders (it feels like a summer activity to me!) but I’ve made progress towards pullups with completing kipping pullups in two recent WODs (Workout of the Day).
I also achieved a bonus goal that I hadn’t even thought of: toes to bar!
This April I’ll be writing up a longer “year in review” of CrossFit, which was new to me last year and a total game changer fitness wise. Stay tuned!