Ok, so yesterday I rocked up to TKD, and the warm up was this god-awful relay with 5 pushups, then 10 pushups, then 20 push ups, then 5 burpies (5 sounds easy, but burpies are my downfall. They trigger my gag reflex.)
Then we did some painful leg squat kicky things, and then I was all “Yeah, I’m going to take a minute… To go to the bathroom…”
Then I threw up everything I ate yesterday afternoon. It was pink. I’m not sure why, because I definitely didn’t eat anything pink… The pink thing almost disturbs me more than the fact I upchucked to begin with. (Almost.)
Anyway. Then I went back and did patterns and step sparring, and I was all “please god don’t let anybody touch me, because I will actually be all ‘blergh’ on them.” I feel really sorry for my step sparring partner, because I definitely had vomit breath.
On the plus side, I worked really hard at training yesterday… so… Yay?
Anyway. I’m still tossing up on nationals. Do I pay something like $500 for a weekend in Auckland, and what could potentially end up being only 10 minutes of competing?
I mean, yay! nationals! BUT really? I’m only going to be competing in patterns, and that’s not exactly a lot of work – and I don’t rate my chances against Auckland competitors very highly (although ‘not winning’ isn’t really a factor for me – it’s more that if I don’t do well I only do a couple of minutes in a ring, which seems like a waste of $500.)
Hm. PLUS my contract ends with NZTE in a couple of months, and I have all these saving goals, and I want to leave with a good solid pillow of savings. (If I can’t convince them to keep me on for good – which is my natural preference.)
So I’m all ‘AH! Decisions are hard!’ today. Also? I have to decide by tomorrow, because I have to transfer the first $250 over to the team by then if I’m going.
What would you do? How would you decide?