I'm also reflecting upon my upcoming appearance at the world 14.1 tournament. Did you ever notice how most of the metaphors used to describe a defeat by a vastly superior player revolve around meat?
"I got barbecued."
"He skewered me."
"That was a slaughter."
Yeah, I'm feeling a little like dead meat :)
My goals for this week are to learn as much as possible and to maintain the best focus and attitude that I can. And of course to try to avoid being tenderized, marinated, rubbed with coarse salt and fried in a pan.