Second trimester is always the hardest for me. Between wrestling and my class load I always feel burnt out and tired. With a disappointing end to my wrestling career adding to my feelings of malcontent, I think I need to look back and address some behaviors that need to change.
Firstly, I need to stop getting so far behind in classes. While classwork is especially hard when cutting weight and not having much time, getting behind only makes the problem so much worse. In the future I am going to try and do work when I can, and not when I must.
Next, I want to put less pressure on myself. I put a lot of effort and time into wrestling, and when I did compete I was so stressed that all the work would be for nothing. Towards the end of the year I was better able to relax and be loose. This helped me be mentally better and more engaged.
Lastly, I want to be healthier. While it’s not always in my control, I’ve dealt with a lot of injuries lately. Being injured sucks, and so looking forward I want to avoid injuries where I can. This means getting better sleep and being smarter with my training. This does not mean that I will stop pushing myself as hard, as my goal is still to be a state champion.