day 973 – packing ahead

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unlike all the previous times i travel out for competition, i am getting a head start on packing. packing light has never been an easy task for me cause i always end up bringing way more than i require. i am portland bound for the second straigt year. the feeling is far different this time. i feel like i am a whole new me because i have people by my side prepping and reassuring me. they make sure i am mentally sound and prepared to take on this battle, and always reminding me the mindset i carry onto the stage is what sets me apart. my mental game is definitely stronger than the last; i know i just got to go out there and perform at my best and everything will take care of itself

day 971 – come along

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the last of our lazy days of easter long weekend. i say lazy, but i actually accomplished a lot today with training at the dojo, training at the gym, an exec planning meeting and then more extended training at the gym. buckets of sweat from all that training but no complaints from me. i am completely exhausted from the workload and heavy restrictions, but i will do what i said i would and give it my everything. at the end of the day, no matter how tired, i find myself wanting to be together