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Ranked 57th In The World – The Climb #240

Monday 18th September 2017 I took today off the day job ill today.  I woke up with a sore throat and heavy eyes, and made the decision that this isn’t something to power through.  I pushed myself over the weekend to ensure I competed and sparred but I’m not feeling better and so it’s time [...]

2017-09-19T15:12:45+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

The Emotional Rollercoaster – The Climb #233

Monday September 11th 2017 I like to think I have a pretty good sense of self.  Sometimes it might take me a day or so to realise my mood or frame of mind when I’ve had chance to unpack it all, but I can normally tell if something is off with me. Other than occasional [...]

2017-09-12T13:44:01+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Health, Publishing, The Climb|0 Comments

Missing That Fire – The Climb #232

Sunday 10th September 2017 OK, I’m so ready for my writing vacation to be over.  I’ve been so bored this evening, not knowing what to do with myself.  At least some friends have been in the eyewall of Hurricane Irma so Facebook has been entertaining if nothing else. In less than a week I have [...]

2017-09-11T12:20:46+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Weather, Writing|0 Comments

Keeping Busy – The Climb #226

Monday 4th September 2017 The day job definitely seems to be the source of my current spate of stress.  I’m still not exactly sure why though. I actually wondered whether I should be starting another writing project just to take my mind off things.  Perhaps this stress is all generated by the fact I have [...]

2017-09-05T12:18:01+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Games, Health, Reading, The Climb|0 Comments

Fighting Fitter – The Climb #225

Sunday 3rd September 2017 After a few days of mystery stress, I felt something approaching normal today.  I do feel like I’ve got a bit of a chill, so perhaps I have a touch of something.  It’s also possible that this is a result rather than a cause. Either way, whilst I’ve felt touches of [...]

2017-09-04T12:18:46+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Games, Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Mystery Stress – The Climb #224

Saturday 2nd September 2017 I’ve been unable to figure out why but today I have been feeling so unbelievably stressed. The best way I can describe it is as if someone had turned the stress tap on and I couldn’t stop the flood.  What’s weird though, is that I’m unable to conclude what it is [...]

2017-09-04T00:24:57+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Games, Health, The Climb|0 Comments

Stress Monkey – The Climb #223

Friday 1st September 2017 As a writer you dream of a day when you might land a big publishing deal and be able to write fulltime.  You imagine the freedom of being able to write when and where you want. The downside of that dream is that as the possibility of getting a deal becomes [...]

2017-09-03T01:41:31+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Health, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Good Editing Progress – The Climb #206

Tuesday 15th August 2017 It’s gone 1:30am and it looks like I’m going to have to leave finishing editing this consolidated chapter until tomorrow. I can’t complain though as progress, whilst slow, has been good.  I’m still being quite ruthless, and seem to be succeeding in my aim of trimming the wordcount.  I was helped [...]

2017-08-16T09:58:11+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Fightcamp Round 2 – The Climb #204

Sunday 13th August 2017 I hurt.  I really, really hurt. My left elbow is starting to turn black after my semi-final fight on Friday, and my right forearm is equally swollen.  My right arm is also feeling the aches from constantly holding a sword. But it’s not just the injuries from fighting.  I feel boiled [...]

2017-08-14T15:22:15+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

A Swiss Multitool Of Death – The Climb #203

Saturday 12th August 2017 Today is possibly a little anti-climactic after yesterday. I’d long made the decision that today would be a rest day.  No matter how well or badly I did on Friday, I knew that competing in two competitions would mean I would be exhausted the day afterwards.  And so I had a [...]

2017-08-13T22:37:25+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments