Good morning! Happy Monday!
According to a new study from the University of Oregon, fifty is the age at which you’re at your most competitive, and this likely applies to both sports and work. [source]
Interesting, right? I think so, especially in light of my recent obsession with how many Burpees I can do in 7 minutes. I actually wanted to attempt them again yesterday, but I was just too sore from my previous back-to-back attempts, so I submitted 96 as my official score for the first WOD of the CrossFit Open. Mal, however, was gunning to beat his score, so he did the WOD again yesterday and got 120! He’s an animal!
It’s funny how much CrossFit has brought out my competitive side. Usually, I’m pretty laid-back about fitness and exercise. I’m competitive with myself, but I never really get fired-up about it. Even with running, which I take semi-seriously, I consistently push myself, but I never take my competitiveness to the next level. But, at CrossFit, I’m starting to become a freak. Check out this comment that Mal left on our box’s website the other day:
Haha! Even he’s noticed a difference in my attitude! Maybe my “competitive fire” is really starting to come out in my “old” age?
This morning’s breakfast was a big Pumpkin Pancake with blueberries, peanut butter, and a drizzle of maple syrup on top. Mmm!
FYI: You can win some Arrowhead Mills Buckwheat Pancake & Pancake Mix and Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin over on Trading Up Downtown this morning!
- Sunday: CrossFit
- Monday: Off
- Tuesday: Off
- Wednesday: Off
- Thursday: Off
- Friday: Off
- Saturday: CrossFit
Question of the Day
Do you consider yourself a competitive person? With yourself? With others? Do you think you’ve become more competitive as you’ve grown older?