Fun Goals


THURSDAY’S WORKOUT (CAP)
PRACTICE

A) 3×5 Back Squat (+2 / +5)

B) 4 Rounds for quality and pace on the 5:00
250m Row
200m Run
15 Burpees
**4 min cutoff**

AND COMING FRIDAY (CAP)
COMPETITION

For Time:
25 DL 275/185
500 Row
25 DB Thrusters 35/20
25 CTB pull ups
**8 min cut off – scale accordingly – all movements should be 2:00 or less.
DL wt. less than 70% 1RM, thrusters should be less than 50% of 1RM
We emphasize all the time setting goals around here. Creating something in the future, setting your sights on it, and doing everything you can think of to get there. Do you do that with the rest of your life?

Now I’m not talking about heavy duty stuff like getting a raise or promotion, or buying a house, or even getting married. I mean fun stuff. Did you know that you can set goals with all kinds of fun stuff?

At the end of last year I was going through Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles. There were so many places I hadn’t been to, and so many I hadn’t even heard of! I decided that it would be really fun to try to eat at all of the restaurants on that list in 2014.

I found two things – one, a website that displays the list with check boxes! Now I can check them off as I eat at them! Second, on the life gamification app foursquare, someone had built a list of all of the restaurants. The cool thing about foursquare is that it plots them all on a map so wherever I am I can open the app and see if any are close.

I literally made a game out of it. And it’s definitely a game I wanna play! Every time the mood strikes me to grab a bite while I’m out, I pull out the app and see if any of my quarry are near.

I’m already through just over 30 of them – and to be truthful, there were some I had already eaten at when I started. But the thing about setting up the goal as a kind of game is that it shapes the way I make choices. I consider the challenge of getting them all in a year when it’s time to make a choice. There’s a strong chance I won’t get them all this year (I’m definitely not averaging 2 a week), but I promise you I’ll eat at a heck of a lot more of them than I would have. And I won’t have a bad time doing it.

Goals won’t do anything if they don’t change the way you act. And you likely won’t change the way you act without any goals. Funny how that works. Good thing they don’t all have to be serious.

Any of you have any fun life goals you’re chasing?

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