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Fightcamp – The Climb #201

Thursday 10th August 2017 I sometimes wonder if there's a need to take a day off before a competition like Fightcamp.  Yes, it's a 2+ hour drive but that's not impossible after a work day.  Plus, this year I'm staying in a hotel rather than camping. There's part of me that thinks I wasted today. [...]

2017-08-11T07:50:21+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel|0 Comments

Fire And Fury – The Climb #200

Wednesday 9th August 2017 So you expect to have a bad night fighting before a tournament right?  It’s a thing.  It’s totally a thing.  Oh, how I sucked today. The day started well with progress on consolidating the three chapters.  I nearly completed the second third of this, but I ran out of time and [...]

2017-08-10T12:06:29+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

My Editing Has Levelled Up – The Climb #199

Tuesday 8th August 2017 I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather today.  There’s a gastric flu going around and it says something about how bad my stomach issues are when I’m not sure if I have a bad case of it or my stomach is just flaring up. As a result I’ve felt a [...]

2017-08-10T01:29:48+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Positive Distraction – The Climb #198

Monday 7th August 2017 By rights I should be writing about the chapter consolidation work I did today.  I should write about how I paired down some of the emotion whilst trying to still have the same impact as previous drafts. I should also be stressing over the next part of this new chapter.  I [...]

2017-08-08T12:00:08+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Documenting Progress – The Climb #197

Sunday 6th August 2017 Today marked the step up of my training. With less than a week to go until Fightcamp, I’m actually feeling pretty good.  I’m fighting well and today fought with three different weapon combinations:  backsword, single rapier and sword & buckler. I videoed all my fights.  I’ve already reviewed a lot of [...]

2017-08-07T11:59:17+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Nothing Is Ever Broken – The Climb #196

Saturday 5th August 2017 Today has been all about one thing:  fixing chapter one. In truth, this has meant spending 95% of the day thinking about it and about 5% of the day actually making changes. But this chapter has become a bugbear of mine, and editing it again has been as much a psychological [...]

2017-08-07T11:56:42+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Video, Writing|0 Comments

Hidden Illnesses – The Climb #195

Friday 4th August 2017 Today was mostly spent at the hospital Since before Leggedon I’ve had medical issues that I’ve struggled to get doctors to take seriously.  Whilst I understand that everyone thinks their metabolism is wrong, I started piling on weight in my mid-20s around the same time as my Vtiligo started.  My food [...]

2017-08-05T12:25:23+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Health|0 Comments

Gang Aft Agley – The Climb #194

Thursday 3rd August 2017 It’s fair to say that today has not been a good day. There are a number of reasons, and whilst none of them was enough to ruin my Thursday single-handedly, collectively they managed to do it. I found myself lacking motivation in the gym today.  Normally, I’ll moan and grumble, but [...]

2017-08-04T22:20:06+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Health, The Climb, Writing|1 Comment

The Benefits Of Long Drives – The Climb #193

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 I do a lot of travel.  If I go into the day job office it’s a good hour by car, and swordfighting training can be anything up to 2 hours depending on where I’m going. However, I must admit that I don’t mind the drives.  In fact they can be quite [...]

2017-08-03T22:11:49+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Return Of The Vlog? – The Climb #192

Tuesday 1st August 2017 I’m considering bringing back the vlogs. This has stemmed from the conjunction of a couple of things:  improving my training and watching a load of Youtube. I’m still feeling fired up about the tournament season ahead.  I’ve seen that a couple of our best fighters have signed up for the upcoming [...]

2017-08-02T09:23:46+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments