athletic goals

Bonus: Error of the False Proxy

Don’t confuse measurements of what is commonly or conveniently called ‘success’ such as race wins, racing category upgrades, miles run or ridden, Strava Achievements, feet skied, PRs, 14ers climbed, etc. with your true goals, which should be something like: happiness, health, full & long life). The former are just metrics, which are useful easy tracking of progress, and perhaps for motivation. But don’t forget what you really want from your athletic endeavors. It is easy to mistakingly substitute one for the other when you aren’t paying attention.

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