Undecided

So, I wrote a post on The Jiu-Jitsu Fighter last week talking about how competing is very beneficial, and I encouraged people to do it. Then in class on Tuesday, Mike told me he’d signed up for the Best of the Best coming up on Oct.22, and he asked me if I had. Ummmmm…no…I haven’t decided yet…

I recently competed in seven different tournaments over a four month span, so I definitely put my money where my mouth is when it comes to competing, and whenever anyone asks me if they should compete I always answer with a resounding YES! However, I just don’t know if I want to do the upcoming tournament. I don’t know if I want to go through all the stress and emotions at this time. I think I might be a little burned out on competition, and I need a break. Even thinking about it right now makes me feel like throwing up. I just want to be lazy and not have to worry about it.

Yet, I hate the thought of missing it. I know I will be upset with myself if I don’t do it. I feel like I’m fighting better now than I ever have before, and my injuries are all doing pretty well. They even lowered the entrance fee for females, so it’s very affordable. There is actually a lady signed up in my division, and I’ve already googled her (she’s a 28 year-old MMA fighter from Minnesota!). Even though I haven’t made the decision, I’ve been anticipating it as if I have, and starting to get nervous. I want to, I don’t want to, I want to, I don’t want to…

To compete, or not to compete,
that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous chokes,
Or to offer armbars against a sea of troubles.

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