Today I am going to Portugal with Master Julius, Roberto, John Delbrugge, Keith Cebula, and Tye Murphy. First I will have a long 9 hour flight to London and wait there another 5 more hours and then fly to Portugal the following morning. When you travel with the team you feel less stress. The first half of the trip we were together but someone my flight was different on the 2nd leg and was stuck on a earlier flight than everyone. So on the road / flight to Lisbon all by myself and just time with myself to think, and this thinking is what causes this uncontrollable stress. Spent some time in the Hotel watching some Jiu-Jitsu videos and visualizing myself winning and controlling all my matches. It is critical to believe in yourself and trust in your own abilities.
Foreign travel for me has usually been a blast for me with me growing overseas and all. So this trip should have be the same, well not exactly. An upset stomach, funny feeling in your body, non stop fidgeting, the normal senses you get before I fight a match, and my match is not until tomorrow at noon. This has been a stress filled trip because of many reasons, the long lay overs in the airport really get to you. Traveling and staying awake for 24 hours is kind of crazy but your body gets used to it. I am going to put it all on the line tomorrow and trust in my training, fitness, and all the hard nights of rolling in class when everyone else is sleeping. Well I am going to try to get some sleep and wish me luck…
Crazy 88 baby.. AAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!