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20 11, 2017

Back To The Edits – The Climb #302

2017-11-21T00:20:42+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Sunday 19th November 2017 Much to my annoyance there was no Sunday sparring today. Whilst I appreciate that it’s the day after Bucklerthon, I have Wessex Bath in less than a week and… well, I need to train. Perhaps a day off is what my body needs after a slew of tournaments but given I [...]

19 11, 2017

Bucklerthon – The Climb #301

2017-11-19T16:15:48+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Saturday 18th November 2017 To be honest, I went to support my students. I really wasn’t in the mood to fight today.  My thoughts were elsewhere, I was worried about taking another hit on my right thigh (which is still purple from Wessex Reading last month).  But for people I’ve trained for the best part [...]

18 11, 2017

One Year Later – The Climb #300

2017-11-18T23:17:11+00:00 November 18th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Friday 17th November 2017 Tomorrow I have another tournament.  This time it’s Bucklerthon, the event where just a year ago I won my first medal. Back in the summer of 2016 I was very frustrated with my swordfighting.  I’d put in a good 6 months of additional training with the aim of seeing some improvement [...]

16 11, 2017

Social Butterfly – The Climb #298

2017-11-16T19:22:50+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Games, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Wednesday 15th November 2017 Friends have been moaning me about our annual board games meetup.  Every year for the last few years since I got my own house I have my friends come over for the day and we play boardgames.  Each year there’s a different game.  The first year it was Shadows of Brimstone, [...]

15 11, 2017

Local Friends – The Climb #297

2017-11-16T19:23:30+00:00 November 15th, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Tuesday 14th November 2017 I’m a bit annoyed. I went out this morning to try the car again and yes, it’s making the same judder.  I’d hoped that  letting the engine cool overnight might have cleared the issue, but alas. Which means it now needs a potential expensive garage visit.  On the plus side, I [...]

14 11, 2017

Car Troubles – The Climb #296

2017-11-14T23:53:53+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Monday 13th November 2017 So just what I didn’t need… the car has started playing up. I went to training tonight and getting into the car afterwards I noticed that the engine management light was on and the car was juddering when accelerating.    Seeing as I only just got the car serviced it was unlikely [...]

13 11, 2017

Time For Friends – The Climb #295

2017-11-13T16:46:03+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Sunday 12th November 2017 Today has been a day for friends.  Given how hectic the last few months have been it’s been pretty good to unwind. Sparring was in Reading today and whilst not so much of a journey, it still ate up a large part of my day.  After a decent breakfast, I loaded [...]

12 11, 2017

Sword Diplomacy – The Climb #294

2017-11-12T17:43:54+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Games, Swordfighting, The Climb, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Saturday 11th November 2017 After moaning that I’m feeling a bit burned out you’d think that I’d take a weekend off the swordfighting.  That was the original plan and I’d arranged to hang out with a non-swordfighting friend today and just have a bit of a mini adventure.  But that fell through and then this [...]

11 11, 2017

Exhausted & Lethargic – The Climb #293

2017-11-11T23:33:16+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Friday 10th November 2017 This has seemed like a long week.  I still feel exhausted after Swordfish. Whilst I’ve been getting the normal amount of sleep I’m not feeling refreshed when I wake up.  I have a tiredness that goes beyond pure sleep and I’ve been feeling drained all week.   Infact it goes back all [...]