After my last round of the 12wbt I felt totally aimless ... in reality it was most probably before that. I felt like I needed a big goal to strive for to give me a reason to train. I have never had much success at setting weight training goals as I would find it hard to gain strength and would eventually get bored due to not making any headway. I had no desire to do a marathon or triathlon ... I admire people who do these things but, for me, why run 42 km when I have a car? And I knew I was done and dusted with competing.
CrossFit has been the perfect fit for me. I have a few different goals that I want to achieve with a range of skills required. But what has been important to me is that I'm seeing progress and when I see that improvement I move the goal posts slightly to give me the next thing to strive for.
My number 1 goal recently was to be able to do a kipping pullup. My end goal is to do a benchmark workout as prescribed (or RX'd) and there are a couple that are bodyweight workouts (pullups, pushups, squats) which I have my eye on. I achieved my first kipping pull up on the weekend. Yay! Goal achieved! The next step is to link 5 together unbroken. As one goal is achieved, another slips into it's place. If only my double unders were coming along as well *sigh* LOL!