It's almost here! I knew after last years meet that I'd do it again. And I narrowed it down to a few events in November, and have been prepping for the Apex Summer Showdown since January. And now it's less than 2 weeks out, and I am getting the prep emails and reminders..... it's HERE!
I will have a buddy going to her first meet (Daphne) , which makes it a little more exciting. I'm hardly an old-hand, but having a bit of experience makes me feel like I have something to offer her as she goes on this adventure. It's such a great community, and I have received so much encouragement from it: it's nice to be able to support someone else who's taking it for a spin.
I have (mostly) gotten over the stress of not competing in the same weight class as last year. Maybe a tiny bit sheepish, but nothing that will hold me back from giving it my all, and putting some good numbers forward. .... on which to build my next year worth of progress.
I usually don't have an interest in sports (other than Formula 1). A live game of anything is always fun, but I have no drive to watch anything. Even during the Olympics, I usually will pause for a moment for something like gymnastics (how do they DO that?!) or Ski Jumping (WHY do they do that ?!).... just because it's such an amazing spectacle.
Yet now that I have a sport of my own, I found myself more interested in the Olympics this year. I watched some of the decathlon coverage, and they talked a lot about it being a competition against your own numbers, and your own fatigue. I understood.
This same week, I received my first issue of the IPF Magazine ( http://www.powerlifting-ipf.com/media/ipf-magazine.html - I doubt the link will work forever , but there you go...) One of the articles was about the IPFs drive to join the Olympics. Interesting journey.
Anyway, from Zero interest in sports, to both watching for fun, and getting a sports magazine subscription in the same week. Overboard?