Anxiety seems to lead to a lack of sleep, which in turn, allows anxiety to fester. Not the greatest way to approach the upcoming test, but it’s also not a surprise either. I usually martial through all of this and do okay, but the nagging lack of energy I’m experiencing is making me frustrated.
On Monday I went for an epic run (5k, cross country) and did better than my first time on that course, and assumed that I’d sleep like a corpse, but I ended up wide awake only getting minimal sleep. So getting to class last night took a huge amount of energy on my part.
On top of that Teacher ran a pretty physically demanding class (or maybe I was just so tired it felt that way). At the end of class I’d completely soaked my gi, but so had the rest of the guys.
Teacher had me demonstrate my kata/hyung at the end of class and everyone said it looked sharp. I have to admit I was pleased as well because I did it with a lot of intensity and did it correctly. Teacher had only one suggestion which should be easily installed (slow down in one area).
If I can do a big carb laden dinner tonight and tomorrow for lunch I’m hoping things will go well in the energy area.