Just had an athlete get pretty psyched about doing a 100 day Burpee Challenge. You know the one, one burpee day one, two on day two, three on day three, etc.
I love you. All of you.
Or my heart would not engage my mouth and my typing fingers with such efficiency. Well then… Ok, maybe you are just testing my oath to ‘above all else, do no harm’, but here goes anyway:
Do you, for some reason, need to work on your burpee form for the next 100 days?
Is there no ‘goat’ in your toolkit that needs your attention more?
How about something that will pay off for you in a real way? A Double-Under challenge, for instance. A hand stand pushup or overhead squat or toes to bar etc. etc.
I get it, “… just because it’s fun.”
Are you on too many/not enough drugs? How much MORE fun would it be to conquer something you currently cannot do well?
“Do nothing that is of no use.”
If you have not read Musashi, sneer at yourself a little then get it ‘Kindled’ ASAP. please. its important stuff.
My words are meant to encourage you do use full things that will make you BETTER, not just challenge that which you already do well. Horizontal growth is for specialists, like insects. CrossFitters are generalists. What tool in your kit is holding you back? What do you need most to consider yourself TRULY ‘Generally Physically Prepared’? Why are you not ALREADY doing a ‘challenge’ by greasing the groove every day on those things that need your focus to move you toward glorious neuro-synaptive facilitation and the ability to get those little bastards off of your Goat’s List?
“Nothing that is easy is worth learning,
or worth celebrating.”
Besides, if you really wanted to get your big boy/girl skivies on, you’d do a 100 burpees a day for a hundred days, that’s 10,000 burpees, and stop phucking around with ‘challenges’ that have been accomplished by literally thousands of people before you that never really challenged themselves with the challenge in the first place. Savvy?