So it's Tuesday, March 3rd-- and I'm officially 3 days out from my meet. On Friday, March 6 at 7am I'll be weighing in. I haven't been logging as much in these past few weeks, largely because I become very introspective as a lifter when I get close to competition. Not to say that this is good or bad, it's just my personality as a lifter. Focusing on my internal process, making everything exactly as I intend to execute it on Game Day. While I try to do this throughout my training, it's simply emphasized during the time.
I don't want to go too far into reflections on this training cycle, and plans for after the meet [yet] because right now Friday is all that matters. What's done is done, and what will happen will happen. All I can control is what I put out onto the platform, and that's all that I can really think about right now. Living everyday life right now is kind of tough because all I can think about is competing-- but I still show up to class, meetings, etc. and do my best! I'm not being to hard on myself though, because most of the time-- I'm balanced. But when it comes time to compete (only 3-4 times out of the year) I give myself a little latitude to let my mind wander over to Powerlifting, when it really should be thinking about Law School or Legal Research or whatever it is I'm supposed to be doing. Don't get me wrong-- I'm not shirking responsibilities, or leaving things undone. I'm just a little less focused than usual, and I'm ok with that.
Worked up to my openers yesterday (3/2)-- felt solid, and easy. Tomorrow (3/4) I'll go through my warm-ups. Then all that's left to do is rest, and mentally prepare for Friday. I'm ready to be back on the platform, the hardest part now is just waiting!