Last night’s practice did not go well.
We were working on doing 5 dances in a row, like the 5-dance scholarship I will do on Saturday, and I wasn’t able to make it all the way through to the end of the Quickstep without my legs giving out on me. I almost made it, but not quite.
That leaves me very worried for Saturday night.
There a few reasons to consider that may have contributed to the struggle–I am STILL fighting this cold, the practice was right before supper and I was very hungry, and I didn’t get a lot of sleep Tuesday night. I was also having some belly nerve regeneration pain.
It was very disheartening and it continues to be. The cold is still holding on strong, and is almost worse. I am upping my carb intake to try and give myself more energy and I am trying to get some quality sleep. I am hoping the nerve pain will pass soon, but right now any abdominal compressions or bending forward seems to cause pain.
I think I am feeling disappointed right now because prior to this week I was really looking forward to finally once again doing a competition without being sick or injured. Doing a competition at ‘full steam’. It looks very likely at this point that it will be the next competition before that will happen. My goal for this competition has migrated from putting the routines on the floor to just getting through all the dances without having to stop. Boss even suggested perhaps standing out the Viennese Waltz for my scholarship, but I hope it does not come to that.
I have a lesson tonight, my last before the competition. I know we will be going over the solo quite a few times, and I am sure we will also go through the other routines as well. I just hope to get through the lesson today and hope it goes better than yesterday.
On a plus note, my dresses are almost ready and yesterday I had my final fitting. They look absolutely amazing! I will pick them up tomorrow before we leave, and I can’t wait to get them on the floor!