I knew precisely the time I would launch. My route was fixed. My equipment was sound and flawless. I had methods and strategies for dealing with uncertainties and distractions that I had practiced many times.
This was the level of preparation necessary to optimize every condition so I would break the record.
I went over my checklist. Then I went over it again. Then I went over it a third time.
Finally, there was nothing left to do but go for it.
I fired up the Civic and embarked. Everything went so smoothly. Traffic and weather conditions were not even factors.
I moved with precision and surgical accuracy, picking off my checkpoints one by one until I entered the crucial stage. I was momentarily caught in an uncontrollable spin, but was able to right myself. And fortunately, the efficiency I'd managed to that point provided the necessary cushion to still reach my goal.
With much fanfare, I completed the final phase and pulled the Civic smoothly into the garage.
YES!!! Eighty-plus dollars worth of groceries grabbed, purchased, bagged, and in the house in less than 30 minutes! A new PR!! I'm SO awesome!
I know just how this guy feels!
Okay, maybe not.