Cake Club Cancelled – The Climb #250

Thursday 28th September 2017 Today was supposed to be a cake club meeting. I’d been looking forward to it for a couple of weeks.  Despite not writing anything this month due to my enforced break after handing in my edits,  I’ve felt very stressed this month and the thing I felt I needed to do [...]

2017-09-29T15:15:56+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

You Are A Product Of Those Around You – The Climb #249

Wednesday 27th September 2017 Today has been an exhausting day where I don’t feel I’ve stopped. It’s not been helped by the fact that the day job annoyed me.  Things are a bit stressful and I really resent the implication that the solution is for everyone to “just work harder”.  The less said about that [...]

2017-09-28T19:42:50+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Health, The Climb|0 Comments

I Fell Asleep – The Climb #248

Tuesday 26th September 2017 I went to a physio today about my back.  There’s part of me that’s amused by the fact that if you’d said 5 years ago I would be going to see a sports physio, I would have not believed you. Anyways, the good news is that it’s not a trapped nerve [...]

2017-09-28T00:57:08+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Games, Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Validation – The Climb #247

Monday 25th September 2017 So if you are ambitious like me, there comes a time when you set yourself an impossible goal.  Whilst I think it’s good to have short term achievable goals, if I’ve learnt anything over the last 5 years it’s that you should never sell yourself short. I thought the great writers [...]

2017-09-26T13:39:00+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

There’s Still More Work To Do – The Climb #246

Sunday 24th September 2017 I went sparring this morning.  However, I don’t think I fought very well.  I wasn’t bad, but my focus wasn’t there and it demonstrated to me that my mental game is very important to my fighting. Both Sasha and Pim were there and they’ve picked up a new tell I have.  [...]

2017-09-25T09:24:18+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Health, Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Making Plans – The Climb #245

Saturday 23rd September 2017 I had planned to have a busy day tidying the house.  Given all the tournaments and edits of recent weeks I actually had a day where I didn’t have to do anything. But despite doing nothing for 3 days earlier this week with my cold, it seemed my body just wanted [...]

2017-09-24T19:06:56+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Health, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Desk Work – The Climb #244

Friday 22nd September 2017 Urgh!  I’ve only been back at the day job for 2 days and already the weekend couldn’t come quick enough.  I’ve decided that I have a new pet hate.  It’s when you get asked to do a job in a rush… because the information is needed urgently. There’s a large part [...]

2017-09-23T18:37:51+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Health, Publishing, The Climb|0 Comments

Embracing Setbacks – The Climb #243

Thursday 21st September 2017 I’ve had a good week so it was only natural that it had to balance out. That came in the form of me managing to pull my lower back in the gym this evening.  It’s in the same spot I pulled a while back and it’s so annoying.  I was doing [...]

2017-09-23T18:33:39+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Health, Publishing, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Delivering On My Crazy Plans – The Climb #242

Wednesday 20th September 2017 I stayed off the day job today because I’m still not feeling 100% but my plan is to go back tomorrow.  However, despite the cold, I’ve been feeling incredible due to the external validation my new world ranking has given me. At the start of this year I said I wanted [...]

2017-09-21T12:50:43+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Countdown To Swordfish – The Climb #241

Tuesday 19th September 2017 The highlight of today was when I walked to the shops to get some fresh air and some supplies.  It nearly killed me and I needed to have two naps this afternoon as a result. I’ve been really restless today.  Just sitting at my desk has somehow made my back ache, [...]

2017-09-20T14:05:36+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting|0 Comments