3 Weeks Today and I’ll Be Competing!
October 23, 2010
Wow, I can’t believe how fast the time is going. The closer to the date, the more I want to train but I also have to listen to my body since I don’t want to get over-tired. So many of the people that I’m training with are getting sick. Not sure if it’s just all the extra hours training or if it’s nerves setting in. This is where I’m lucky that I’m only in high school and don’t have too many distractions All of my training partners have University mid-terms, jobs and other adult responsibilities.
I’ve had some really amazing talks lately with my instructor Mr. LeGrow. Everything is coming together. Suddenly all the advice that Master Kou (Ottawa), Master Lan (Germany), Mr. Kerr (Brazil) and Grand Master Marano (Argentina) gave me all make so much more sense. I think my mentality is changing too. Having all of these opportunities that I’ve been given, I’m finding that the World Championships aren’t just about me wanting to win gold, but it’s an ‘experience’. One that I’ve been wanting to experience since I can remember. No matter how I do on the day of the tournaments, I’ll know that I’ve done everything possible to prepare and I’ll always be proud of that. Writing this blog had been a lot of fun for me and it’s a great keep sake. I’ll be able to look back on it when I’m older and recall all the steps that I’ve taken leading up to the big event. Sometimes so much happens in one week that I don’t really get a chance to take it all in or appreciate it so that’s why I like to write about it. The next six months are going to be even more exciting.
Mr. LeGrow is away in Slovakia this week competing at the European Cup. I wish I was there too All the black belts are taking turns taking over instructing the classes while he is away so the dojang can still run smoothly. After instructing classes I spend my own time working on all the things that Mr. Legrow told me to do while he’s away. I’m having so much fun and I can’t wait for Vancouver. It’s going to be amazing to go on a plane, visit a city that I’ve never been to before, see old friends and compete in the Olympic Skating Oval.