This thread has been composed in a timeline type format to keep things simple. Why you ask? Well, for starters I'm far from being a litterary marvel, and at 3am simple is good...
So about a week ago it all started. Its the same every time I'm looking forward to a "big race", but for this case specificly it started about a week ago.
Seven days until time to leave:
The "big race" is a full week away. Ive still got this weekends race in front of me, yet next weekends race is all I can think about.
-Is it the added competion, or something else?-
Five days until time to leave:
Last weekends race is behind me now. I did well, but big deal, now it's time to get ready for the next one. Ive got close to a full week of prep work to do and I'm itchin to get started.
-Is it the road trip ahead, or someting else?-
Three days until time to leave:
Ive wrenched on everything I've got. Now what? Tommorrow I'll do some packing. It never hurts to start packing early. Don't want to show up without a transmitter or something like that!
-Is it the unfamiliar faces I may or may not be standing next to on the drivers stand, or something else?-
Two days until time to leave:
I got everything packed today, and then I unpacked some of it only to pack it again in a little more efficient manner. Oh, I know, I'll make a couple new charge adapter plugs or wire up something new just incase there is some sort of charging emergency or some sort of other unforeseen situation! Whew! I sure hope I can get some sleep tonight.
-Is it just the challenge of being pepared to face the unforeseen, or something else?-
One Day until time to leave:
I didn't sleep very well last night. Thoughts of racing were running-a-muck in my head all night. Oh well, gotta call the fellas. Is everyone else prepared? Of course they are, they have been calling all week checking in with each other. Does everyone know what time we are leaving? Of course they do, I've been threatening to leave them behind if they are late since last week sometime. I think I'd better run back down to the hobby shop to pick up a few last minute "just-in-case" items, just in case.
-Is it just the sure enjoyment a man gets from hagin out and harassing his buddys, or something else?-
It's 11pm, only six hours until time to leave.
Time for bed. I realy need to get some sleep. Yeah right, I can never get good sleep the night before the "big race". Maybe tonight will be different.
-What if I forgot to get something ready, or is it something else?-
12am, 5 hours to go.
I'm not the least bit sleepy, and my head is racing with thoughts of racing.
-Is it the racing, or something else?-
1am, 4 hours to go.
Man I should have taken something to make me sleepy. To late now though, if I take something, I'll never wake up one time to leave on time. I can't be late or I'll catch hell form they guys. I hate to get up early, oh well it will be worth it.
-Is it the track chicks? Not around hear, its definitely something else.-
2am, 3 hours to go.
At this point I'm beginning to scold myself: Seriously, they are just toy cars! What the hell?
-Is it the chance to earn something that the others could not, or something else?-
3am, 2 hours to go.
To late to go to sleep now, I think. Did I fall asleep? I guess I'll go ahead and get up. I really do like to sleep, it just wasn't in the cards for me tonight I suppose.
-Is it the thought of doing well and then being able to say, "hey I kicked ass", or something else.-
4:45am its about time to go.
Ive been on RC Tech for almost two hours. The fellas should be here any time now. My hands are claming up just thinking of getting on the drivers stand. My eyes are tired.
I should have gotten some sleep!
-What ever it is, I cant wait until next time.-
5am gotta go...