By Laura Collins
Published in State News on February 1, 2010 4:41 PM
I'm being sabotaged.
The snowstorm single-handedly ruined my training. Rather than sticking to my two pounds of beef per day regimen, I was snowed in and stuck eating only what I had in my apartment.
So two days of M&Ms and Chex Mix didn't do much for my preparation.
My manager/editor Matt Whittle is still confident though: "Every athlete needs to take time off. Think of it as an injury," he said. "The rest will have been good for you. You'll be more hungry and more primed."
I am not so sure.
Meanwhile, my challenger John is sandbagging.
"I didn't really train this weekend either," he said but then followed it with a list of everything he ate. Apparently his mom stocked up on groceries before the snowstorm, so he was well-prepared.
Tomorrow marks my last day of training before the challenge Wednesday.
I have thrown around the idea of taking tomorrow off so I can mentally and physically prepare for the competition. It was shot down. Multiple times.