Preparation.

The week before the first comp I had a tummy bug which meant

  • no training
  • no drinking
  • bed at 9:30
  • eating bland and sensible food

My main focus was just making it to the competition,  of course at the time I was bummed that I had been ill before the competition but because of the above I made it to the competition relatively (for a mother with a 2&5year old) well rested and feeling ready to lift compared to what has happened this time.

This time I have been fine (thankfully) but this has meant preparation to feel my best on Sunday hasn’t gone so well. My week has proceeded as normal with a glass of wine in the evening, bed at 10:30 (which I regard as late) and my diet which veers from vitamin rich kale to doughnuts. I admit this is down to me having the willpower of a ravenous crocodile and an inability to go to bed at 10pm.  I woke up this morning (6:05am, thanks for the lie-in 5year old) and despite what I wrote in my last post about not being the best, or even my best, I felt guilty for not preparing better (not the training part, I’m happy with my training) and also NERVOUS.  That butterflies in my stomach, the my god why the hell am I doing this feeling. Which I am currently trying to drown with tea. Maybe it’s because I didn’t come last and therefore this time I actually feel pressure to do ok (or at least not come last?) , maybe because I haven’t got the excuse well it’s my first competition, maybe it’s because I am slightly competitive even when I know I am not going to be the best.

There is a lot of maybes, despites and nerves in that above paragraph. Oh well, in 24 hours I will be eating a carb happy breakfast, probably going for a pee every 10 minutes and spending the day with ladies who like to lift, interspersed with doing short amounts of exercise  lifting heavy things.  But today I am going to get my children dressed, go watch Monsters University and then spend the afternoon by the seaside. Two very different but equally great days.

I hope you all have happy weekends.

 

Comments: 3

  1. Julie Draper November 16, 2013 at 8:35 am Reply

    Good luck for tomorrow! I’m sure you’ll smash it…

  2. Gingerzingi November 16, 2013 at 3:03 pm Reply

    No matter what happens, it’s going to be fabulous! Way better than NOT being in a competition at all. But I think you’re going to nail it, anyway. Good luck!

  3. Ashley @ Power, Love, and Self-Discipline November 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm Reply

    Hope it went well!!!

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