Contest Prep Articles

2017 Prep Update: “How Did You Do?”

It has been three weeks since the last show of this competition season.  The last show was on Saturday, October 15th, and I was back into teacher mode on Monday morning. Another HUGE life change is in the works, so I've taken time to reflect before I wrote this post. ...

2017 Prep Update: Day 275 of 275 – Show Time!

First off - I apologize, but I don't have many show pictures yet.  Just ordered them.  I have the shots my coach took with his phone during pre-judging, so I'll include those in this post.  Plus any other little things I grabbed with my phone.  I didn't take many...

2017 Prep Update: Day 254 out of 275

About three weeks left until my competition.  So far, everything is still happening in a predictable fashion.  My nerves are coming up just as I knew they would.  My scale weight continues to drop.  Currently three pounds UNDER my previous stage weight.  I'm about 1.5...

2017 Prep Update: Day 240 of 275

School is out for summer!  Yay!!  I'm teaching a morning session of summer school starting on June 19, so I only get a week off, but that's OK.  The summer school session will help me stay busy and that might help a little with the nerves I'm going to feel as the show...

My Competitor Self

Had a great conversation with my coach this week.  It's similar to one we've had before.  I think I need to share it...

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1 Week, 5 Days…

As I sit with a cup of coffee to write this, I am waiting to hear my coach's response to the update I sent last night....

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