Over the weekend, I played some board games. I like board games. Here’s the thing, though: I don’t really care if I win. I play because I like the conversations that happen around the game. I fidget with the pieces and make silly jokes. I try to play well enough that I’m not hindering the flow and I don’t object to winning if it happens, but I’m not driven by competition.
That’s okay, but it doesn’t help me too much when it comes to fitness. I could be a little more competitive with myself and it would be a good thing. I could want to beat my previous records (or, hey, track records at all!!!) more. I could work a little harder to be faster or stronger or thinner or more agile.