*28 days until the race*
I came home and forgot I had laid out my training gear and navigation course stuff before heading to work this morning!
However, I’m bailed on the physical training tonight and I’ve been focusing on the coursework. It makes sense as I have a solid endurance base and I don’t want my training to peak too early and, frankly, my stress levels are rising about this Basic Navigation & Safety online course I am currently taking.
In all honesty I’m finding it very tough going! There is so much information to take in and the teaching format is really dry. I’m sure that I will pass the course and mainly because I don’t have an option to fail – no pass, no race!! My first test is approaching, I’ll probably sit it tonight and I hope I pass because I really need a confidence boost.
I’ve been meditating over the Varuna Gayatri mantra for a couple of days:
Om Jala Bimbhaya Vidhmahe
Nila Purushaya Dheemahe
Thanno Varuna Prachodayath
Om, Let me meditate on the reflection of water,
Oh, person of ocean blue, give me higher intellect,
And let the God of water illuminate my mind.
Hopefully some good will come of my studying, thinking and rumination! So, off I go to sit Test 1 of 6…