Change Of Focus – The Climb #205

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Change Of Focus – The Climb #205

Monday 14th August 2017

With Fightcamp now over, my focus is now starting to change, so that the edits of Black as Knight once again become my main focus.

Whilst the first Wessex League tournament is a little over a month away, now the two big UK competitions of the year are over, I can make the edits my primary focus.

The swordfighting isn’t going to be forgotten though, it’ll just be something that continues more in the background for a few weeks.

Given how I thought I’d be at this stage of the year and feeling utterly frustrated, I’m really happy with my performance this year.  I’ve managed quarter finals in every at least one competition of every tournament I’ve done over this year, despite losing one of my training sessions a week to teaching others.

There’s still a load of work to do.  Today I start of getting my fitness back up to the level it was at the end of last year.  That means being tight on the macros and not having any treats.

I also need to change my weapon focus.  Astolat and Fightcamp have required me to work with a number of different weapon sets, but from here on out it’s just rapier & dagger until at least the end of the year.  It’s going to be good to be focused on it now as I think it’s what I currently fight best with.

I spent most of the day recovering.  I didn’t sleep well and woke feeling just as exhausted as I did when I went to bed.  Both my arms hurt from injuries, and my swordarm still feels fatigued.  I still went to training though.  It was a beginner’s session on rapier & dagger but I believe that you always need to return to fundamentals.  I found I got more out of it than even I thought I would.

We did “At the wall drills” and my defense was still as solid as always.  My thrusts were a bit crap but that I put down to my sword arm fatigue.  Overall, it was a good session and I felt I got a lot out of it, despite it being the day after Fightcamp.

I’d hoped to spend a lot of time today working on the edits.  Now they are my focus again, I want them done.  But I have a busy couple of weeks at work coming up and juggling everything is going to be the source of a little stress.

However, time I woke up, went shopping, and did a few tasks, it was time to cook my evening meal and go to training.

I did get a little work done though.  I completed the second part of this consolidated chapter and moved onto the third part.  What impressed me was that despite having had a weekend off and feeling tired, I seem to have retained the editing skills I’ve learnt these last few months.  If anything, I’m pleased to know that no matter how exhausted I am, I’m not going to be slapdash with how I edit these remaining chapters.

I suspect that I will increase in speed as the week goes on.  I’d like to have them all done by the weekend, but I’m really not sure if that’s reasonable.  I don’t want to rush it, but at the same time I want it done so I can send it back.  I feel I’ve had these edits for ages but with storm chasing and tournaments I’ve lost about 6 weeks.

I have a cake club task, however, to get them done by the end of the month, and currently that seems totally viable.  I just hope that feels as viable at the end of the month.

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2017-08-15T10:48:27+01:00August 15th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

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