Gaaaaah! Yesterday I opened this email and this is what I read. I entered the last Rainhill ballot and didn’t get drawn but Faye did so I really didn’t have any form of expectation that I would get drawn this time around either when opened the email. Imagine the shock when this is what I read?! Rainhill is a big competition down in Manchester. Instead of doing a qualifier you enter your name in the ballot and hope for the best basically. If you get drawn you get seeding workouts which you complete and send in your results to find out what level you will be competing on. A great system because it means everyone gets an equal opportunity to compete no matter their ability. This is an individual competition, something I quietly to myself thought I would never do when I did Forth Valley Throwdown. However, I hate when I tell myself I can’t do stuff so I entered this ballot for fun to see if I would even get drawn.
My initial reaction when I read the email was no way I’m doing that. Then Faye pointed out the fact that I would regret not doing it, which was very true… I suppose. I would regret saying no now when the chance has been given to me. So now I have to pay for this spot and wait for the seeding workouts to arrive. We’re a couple from the gym who have been drawn for the same weekend, which is really fun that I won’t be the only one competing from G5. Oh god, can’t believe I’m doing this. Help haha, I’m actually terrified. But it’s a good scary.
I need something to work towards and now I’ve been given it. Now I just need to recover from this cold so I can start training for Rainhill. Road to Rainhill here I come! I’ll of course be writing as much as I can about it here on the blog and include you on my journey. It’ll be an emotional, that’s for sure.