The Calm Before the Storm

calm-before-the-storm-445x300I know, I know… Given the current situation with TS Whateverhernameis, using the word “storm” in the title is probably tempting the gods, but the truth is, this week is EXACTLY THAT.

The week leading up to the competition is calm from the outside looking in. Little, if any training is being done. You’re probably sleeping a little more than usual and your demeanor is a little less upbeat than a normal Tuesday. To the rest of the world, it seems as if you are “in the zone.”

But in your head, its a COMPLETELY different scenario.

Nerves, anxious thoughts, excitement, fear of the unknown, anxiety, focus and chaos, all sharing a little space in between your ears. This is WHY we compete in a sport that offers nothing but formed pieces of metal and torn flesh as compensation for a job well done. These feelings remind us that we are not only alive, but capable of doing much more than society deems as “enough.” You may work at an office, a restaurant, a construction site or a classroom, but it doesn’t matter on Game Day. On Game Day, everyone is equal. Doctors, Lawyers, students and secretaries… all competing together for one prize.

Victory is all that matters on Game Day.

But for now, keep riding that perceived “calmness” right into the storm that will erupt on Saturday!

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