The Pressure Of The League – The Climb #320

Thursday 7th December 2017 As suspected, I’m feeling a lot better today.  The flu symptoms seem to have disappeared as quickly as they came.  That probably means they’re going to linger and strike me down properly in a week or something but as long as I’m fine for Saturday's tournament I don’t really care. I’m [...]

2017-12-08T21:09:11+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting|0 Comments

Playing With 500 Year Old Swords – The Climb #319

Wednesday 6th December 2017 Today probably wasn’t the best day to be ill. A group of us had arranged to go up to the Wallace Collection in London to handle some antique swords from the period of the style that I fight.  I would be handling actual 500 year old weapons that I train to [...]

2017-12-07T21:31:29+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Self-Care Day – The Climb #315

Saturday 2nd December 2017 Today was a self-care day. This last week has been absolutely brutal.  It feels like everything I’ve touched has gone to horseshit, whether it be swordfighting, writing, relationships or the day job.  Overall, things are going well enough for me to realise this is just a bad week rather than get [...]

2017-12-03T17:30:25+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Games, Health, Movies, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

A Tough Week – The Climb #313

Thursday 30th November 2017 This week is determined to kick my arse. As I continue to lick my wounds from swordfighting, I’ve tried to change my focus to my writing.  It’s usually been a good way to continue to move forwards whilst one area of my life is suffering a setback.  But even that’s not [...]

2017-12-02T12:42:15+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Car Troubles – The Climb #296

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 [...]

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

Exhausted & Lethargic – The Climb #293

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 [...]

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

The Focus For The Rest Of The Year – The Climb #290

Tuesday 7th November 2017 I ache. I cannot tell you how tired my body feels.  I woke up this morning feeling as tired as I did when I went to bed. Someone pointed out to me that it’s probably adrenaline.  I’ve been hyped up for competition and now it’s over I've just slumped.  I feel [...]

2017-11-08T10:58:31+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Catching Up – The Climb #289

Monday 6th November 2017 I really could have done with a massive lay in.  I’m still feeling exhausted after Sweden and a day in bed might have been what I really needed. But I had an appointment at the hospital at 8:20am which meant leaving the house ridiculously early on a crisp and frosty morning.  [...]

2017-11-08T09:55:42+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

OMG, I’m ill AGAIN – The Climb #260

Sunday 9th October 2017 For someone who never gets ill, I seem to be doing a bad job of avoiding bugs in 2017.  I woke this morning to find that my throat had swollen up and I’d come down with a bit of a fever.  This is like the second time I’ve been ill this [...]

2017-10-09T22:20:39+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Health, The Climb|0 Comments