Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Spit Shined and Polished

It's the last day in Maryland before heading to the Arnold ... things are crazy, busy, stressful ... I find myself crying over the stupidest things (srsly, who cries when the parking attendent tells her she has to let him know when she's gonna leave and come back in order to avoid an additional fee?!) ... I'm depleted, I'm tired, I'm unfocused ... and most of all ... I'm INCREDIBLY EXCITED!! :)

The last few days before a show are always stressful. But at the same time, there are some relaxing moments. Figure competitors have quite a bit of pre-contest prep that male bodybuilders don't have. In the past few days, I've gotten a massage, hair highlights (which I've never had before and I absolutely LOVE!), fake nails, pedicure, and waxing. Last night, I asked Jerry how he likes his "new, more glamorous girlfriend." He just smiled and told me I'm the same person, just more shiny. I had to laugh, because that's about right - I'm all spit shined up and polished. I feel like Kari 2.0 - the New and Improved version.

During all the appointments I've had, I've tried to let my mind wander and to just let myself relax during that time. I almost fell asleep during my massage, pedicure, and brow wax because I was so relaxed. That's a good thing, and very necessary for my mental well-being at this point.

Tonight I'll be packing (haven't gotten to it yet), and then we hit the road bright and early tomorrow morning. Look out, Columbus - I'm comin' to town!

Hair highlights ... first time I've ever had my hair colored!

1 comment:

  1. Good Luck!!! Hopefully i will get to see you up there!!! Im heading out tomorrow!