I have written about this before, but comfortably clothes are KEY to playing good pool.
You don't want to be wondering about if your boxers are showing, if you feel fat, if your shirt is too tight, have the wrong shoes on, shirt lifts too high in the back, sleeves too long, etc.
I could go on and on with examples.
Thinking about those things (that you could have controlled) distracts you from thinking about POOL.
So, imagine my surprise when I found myself in this very same situation I have written about before. Ugh!
I played in the Royce Bunnell Celebration of Life tournament yesterday in Dallas, Texas and while I was comfy with what I was wearing, I did NOT think ahead about the possibility of it being too hot.
So, I had a long, light sweater on, and felt fine with it on over my sleeveless blouse.
But it got WAY too hot for me inside and I had to keep going outside to cool off because the December weather felt good for once.
I took off my sweater and immediately felt uncomfortable. I doubt anyone even noticed or cared, but I did. White pasty arms, non-toned arms, and THEN I had to keep pulling up my pants that were too loose, otherwise they would be too low in the back and show my crack (yes, I just said that lol). The sweater hid that, but with no sweater, I was vulnerable. And, it's all I thought about was my pasty arms and loose jeans; ie, NOT pool.
I am so disappointed in myself for not thinking ahead and wearing a better shirt just in case I had to take off my sweater. It crossed my mind for a split second when I was getting dressed, but didn't listen long enough.
So, I lost the two whole matches I played, even with the chances I had in every game. Ugher.