Today I will be flying solo to join the rest of the Canadian national wrestling team at the senior world championships in Budapest, Hungary.
My day is not typical of any high performance athlete or university student... But for the many student-athletes out there... They know the careful planning that goes into balancing out my life as a student-athlete with the eye on the prize.
Today was a busy day like usual:
6:45am wake up
8am Technique session on the mats at UofC
9am Grab a coffee, take back textbooks, buy new textbooks, print off and assignment
9:30 drive to Winsport facility for a lift
10am 4x2 snatch, 4x1 power cleans
10:45 cold tub
Noon shower, eat, head to school
1:30 coffee with my best friend and teammate
3:30 get picked up by bf and head to the airport
NOW: board flight to WORLDS!!
Today was a little crazy but also pretty standard for me. I am driven to always seek the next adventure and excel in the next challenge.
For the next 4 days my mind will switch completely to prepare for domination on the world stage. I'm excited and nervous. It's a beautiful feeling indeed.
Erica Wiebe is a Canadian freestyle wrestler and Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Calgary. Her passion for wrestling and writing combine in the words of this blog, sprinkled with a strong opinion on certain matters and a hint of feminist thrown in for good measure.