My current goal is to have handstand walks by the Open.
I know, it’s a lofty goal, and I don’t know if I’ll make it. But I’m working my butt off trying.
And it’s become a bit obsessive at this point.
Every chance I get I’m flipping around. I’m trying to hold my handstand longer. Trying to get my kick ups right every time. Doing my WodPrep course I signed up for on my off days from strength. Having my gymnastic daughter teach me all the tricks and spot me. Practicing, practicing, practicing–that’s what I’m doing.
And it’s hard to stop.
I had to stop to write this post.
But only after a got in one more handstand!
Any time I can’t do something I become obsessed until I can. Because I know with enough practice and hard work I can do anything. This applies to life as well. Writing novels. Learning a new computer program. Changing jobs and mastering it. I constantly have to be challenged or I get bored and move on. This is why CrossFit is my passion. Because there’s always something to work on, something to improve, or something to learn.
Without it (or whatever it is you crave in your life), you’re just going through the motions and life loses its meaning.