Got home yesterday from Brasil. It has been good to be back home and sleep in my own bed.
However. it's not easy picking yourself up after the failure I experienced over there. After pushing myself 10-12 weeks solid since February, I got really sick just before going overseas. Then at the training camp in Rio, I hurt my shoulder and was unable to do much from then on.
It is really frustrating to have had my best lead up to Nationals that I’ve had for a long time and then to have a good portion of that training compromised.
I now have just over a week to prepare for the National Titles. Instead of tapering off I am going to bust my butt with some really hard sessions to see if I can sharpen up my Judo.
Given that I started my preparations for the Nationals 16 weeks ago, it’s an understatement for me to say that I am pumped up to fight next week. A good result (winning) will be a massive milestone for me, given the ups and downs with my Judo over the past couple of years.
Post Nationals, I am pretty excited too at the prospect of a little bit of time off, staying in and watching TV and being able to work properly and save some $$$ for the second half of this year.
P.S. CHECK OUT THE JUNE 2010 ISSUE OF BLITZ MAGAZINE I AM ON PAGE 15, 68 AND 69!!!!!!!!