Well, this is it. The shutdown is over and drilling for Reservists has resumed. Our October UTA got rescheduled for later in the fiscal year, but this weekend is the November UTA and my rescheduled PT test. At this point, most of my anxiety about the task is gone. I just want to get it over with already. I've made peace with the fact that there's nothing I can do this week, in terms of physical fitness preparation, that will make me perform better on Saturday. All I can do is show up, breath, and push my body to the limit to do my very best. I intend to do the smart thing and get a good night's sleep on Friday, as well as hydrating all day, but that's it.
This is far from the "Aim High" attitude I like to shoot for, but it's my reality right now. I have so many outside stressors right now that I can't let this become one of them. It's time to just let it go. Thank you for all of the positive thoughts and energy you can send my way!