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Back To The Edits – The Climb #302

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 [...]

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

Bucklerthon – The Climb #301

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 [...]

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

One Year Later – The Climb #300

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 [...]

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

Time For Friends – The Climb #295

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 [...]

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

Sword Diplomacy – The Climb #294

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 [...]

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

Lessons In Patience – The Climb #291

Wednesday 8th November 2017 There’s a reason I try to progress the swordfighting and writing in parallel. Back in the summer of 2016 I was incredibly frustrated with my swordfighting.  I’d put in a solid 6 months of hard effort to try and become decent.  I was doing OK and improving but I was far [...]

2017-11-09T19:10:45+00:00 November 9th, 2017|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