I've realised that I've raked a fair bit this month, in that rakeback should be in the region of ~$800 when it comes in early May. So I've decided to make a huge withdrawal to leave me just $1k bankroll and play NL50 for what should hopefully be only a couple of weeks.
Have felt a bit iffy about poker lately and feel I need a break and probably a bit of a kick up the arse. I lost three buyins in absolutely no time this evening, which was the ultimate confirmation that I maybe need to do this.
Previously I've felt I've been been unlucky with aggression preflop, and losing races. I squeeze w/QQ and AK gets there, I squeeze w/AK and miss etc etc. Perhaps I need to calm down versus the regulars, even though I've had more than my share of bad beats. The same is true versus the donks, where in some cases I've been value betting for them. The money did go in bad this evening.
I'm going to watch a few small stakes videos over the weekend and not play at all until Monday. Fingers crossed this has the same kind of effect as my last break, I go on a tear and regain my confidence.
Also the orthopeadic surgeon has recommended I don't go for the knee operation. At least not unless there are some complications. I've been given the go ahead to do as much as I can within the pain barrier. Obviously I'll be easing myself in but I can't wait to go for a jog next week. It's felt strong when I've had to pick up my feet and hurry across the road and other stuff, so I'll do some jogging on grass on Tuesday I think. Been hammering the gym lately so couple that with hopefully a lot of running soon and I should be in decent shape for the summer and next season!