Embracing Setbacks – The Climb #24

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 [...]

2017-09-22T22:40:30+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

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 Product Of Hard Work – The Climb #239

Sunday 17th September 2017 There was a time when I got excited about birthdays.  Now they just make me feel old. I’d not really planned to do anything for my birthday today.  I’d figured I would be knackered from yesterday’s tournament and would want a quiet one.  I was, however, determined to make it to [...]

2017-09-18T12:07:55+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Process, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Silver Medallist – The Climb #238

Saturday 16th September 2017 I had a very rough night last night.   By the time I went to bed, I was doubled up in pain with stomach cramps.  I seriously thought that if I didn’t improve overnight I was possibly going to have to drop out of the tournament today. I made a point of [...]

2017-09-17T21:13:47+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Swordfighting|0 Comments

Pre-Tournament Nerves – The Climb #237

Friday 15th September 2017 By the time you read this, I’ll be fighting, as I have a big tournament tomorrow. I’ve been in an odd mood about this tournament.  Whereas I’ve known about Astolat and Fightcamp all year, the tournament tomorrow has only come about in the last few weeks.  And after doing better than [...]

2017-09-15T23:16:19+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Swordfighting, 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

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

So This Is How Other People Live – The Climb #220

Tuesday 29th August 2017 If you’re a person who is on the go, then taking a forced break is a strange thing.  It reminds me of stepping off one of those travellators you find at airports:  your momentum is forward but everything around you has slowed down and you feel yourself stumble. I do still [...]

2017-08-31T01:06:17+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments