Originally Posted by nucornhusker
I ran a full practice comp the week before to get my timing down and get one out of the way so to speak. I was more nervous when I did that, than when I actually competed. Being at a comp and the fun atmosphere, BBQ camaraderie and all that goes along with it, just made it so fun I didn't feel nervous, and I did well.
But again, a full practice cook is a good idea.
Once you get there and get set-up, get meat inspected, have a beer or 2, you'll find it much more relaxing, until Saturday morning around 9:00. Then reality sets in! This is the fun part of "anxiety"!
Enjoy it as time will fly by!