Hello dear readers,
The blog is fairly quiet these days. Guess everyone is busy gearing up for the holidays. I’ll be taking some time off in the next two weeks, with just an occasional post here and there, but I’ll definitely be back in the New Year.
As for today, the red prajioud test looms large and is occupying most of my brain these days. It’s on Friday, and my last trial test is tomorrow afternoon. Scary stuff, especially since I threw in the towel during the last test run.
Everyone has been telling me that I’ll pass this test easily–that I’m in great shape and it’s no big deal. But this encouragement is a double-edged sword, because to me this is a big deal and I am genuinely nervous about it. If I pass, I will be ecstatic and very relieved, but everyone will say, “Of course you passed. We told you that you would pass. We knew you could do it,” which takes away from the fact that I wasn’t sure. I’ve worked very hard to prepare for this. But, just like an exam, there comes a time when you have to stop studying.
My original plan was to work on the running portion of the test (one mile in eight minutes and thirty seconds) all week, but one of the issues with my last trial was that my leg muscles were exhausted and sore. They still are, so my new plan is a lot of rest, massage, and stretching. If I’m not fast enough by now, I’m not going to make up for that by fitting in two or three more sessions on the treadmill. All I can do is my best.
I just hope it’s good enough.