I am a complete mess. Almost every (hobby) I ever did peaked at a set goal. Impossible for me to settle for mediocrity. Nothing wrong with it. Just not how I flow.
Skiing - Raised 8 miles from small ski resort. NASTAR races (ice is nice). Instructor for 2 seasons. Still skiing despite 2 knee replacements.
Racquet Ball - Got to "A" level at my gym then tanked trying to break into top 5.
Running - Started for the sole purpose to improve fitness level. 5k turned into 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon. My running days are over.
Mt Biking - Casual pedaling around with my GF at the time. Turned into a single tracking maniac. 8k to 25k events. Crashed into tree, launched...got stuck 5 feet off ground. My mt. biking was done.
Triathlon - Started on a dare. Got hooked. Bought a bike worth more than my car. Sprint triathlons then Olympic Triathlons then Half Ironman. Became certified USAT (USA Triathlon) Official, Referee, Course Marshal. Co founder of a popular triathlon in Georgia, site awarded GA State Championship for several years. Attempted full Ironman...this body just not made for that distance. It was a great 7 year run over 40 triathlons completed, one of my favorite hobbies. 140lbs 12% body fat, yup Squirrly Little White Guy. Continue to swim a few days a week. Just pound out 20 to 30 minute effort.
Scale Modeling - Like many of us return after long period away. It truly is my therapy. I seem to gravitate to difficult kits.
My current endeavor is Ice Hockey. I played in high school and college, think beer league. My son started playing this year, joining 4 of his soccer buddies. I'm on the ice with my kid on regular basis. Also Dad and Lad stick & puck sessions, really fun. I'm manager for my sons team with hopes to be on ice as assistant coach next year. Skating goal is to master cross-over skating backwards and get on an Adult Team (old guys, no checking allowed) by next spring.
I'm definitely OCD. Apparently flawed from the start.