It’s All In The Numbers
So this past weekend was an interesting one. Saturday was my first National fitness competition. I was nervous about it. I also had all of these other emotions running through my head because the weekend represented so much more.
May 23, 2009. This day represented the 3 year anniversary of my mother’s death. When my mother passed away in 2006, it was exactly 3 days before my 30th birthday (May 26). If both of my parents would have been alive then, it would have also been 3 days before their 33rd wedding anniversary. (Yes, I crashed their 3rd wedding anniversary by being born a month early).
So here it is 3 years later on May 23. This is the anniversary once again. Now, it’s 3 days before I turn 33. Yeah that’s a lot of threes! If you caught up and understood all of it, you’re doing good things this morning.
While training for my competition, I continually wore a teal bracelet that says “OverCome” which represents Ovarian Cancer. This competition was dedicated to my mother and I wanted to do well. I didn’t know how I’d be emotionally on that day, but wanted to do my best.
The morning judging started out well – until my music skipped in the middle of my routine. Although the crowd encouraged me to keep going and clapped at the end, I was frustrated that I wasn’t able to perform it the way it should have been. Luckily, the judges let me perform it again at the end of the other competitors. By the end of judging, I had no idea how I placed.
Since this was a National contest, there were many talented women there. I was amazed at some of the routines and found some moves I will try to incorporate into my future performances. Awards were given out that night. I set a goal for my placing and accomplished it. I walked away with a great National ranking and thought it was pretty interesting that my placing went right along with the same number that represented that entire weekend! pics/video here
(thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes!)
M.Y. May 2009