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Yesterday’s Victory Is Today’s Baseline – The Climb #183

Sunday 23rd July 2017 I slept fretfully last night, waking several times and having trouble getting back to sleep.  But upon getting up and having breakfast, despite it being stupidly early and thinking I’d not had enough hours sleep, I felt good. My first fight today was for the rapier & dagger quarter finals.  I [...]

2017-07-24T14:18:31+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Chilling With Warcraft – The Climb #180

Thursday 20th July 2017 Today has been a day of trying to chill and get myself into the mood for my upcoming tournament.  Given the way the world rankings have come along in the last year, Astolat now qualifies more than Fightcamp for the title of the UK’s national tournament.  Not that there’s an official [...]

2017-07-21T12:13:42+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Games, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Getting My Head Back In The Game – The Climb #179

Wednesday 19th July 2017 I attended the first day of a big departmental meeting with the day job today.  I don’t tend to enjoy these because I rarely see the value in what we discuss.  Because the area I work in is very specialised, 90% of these things usually end up being of no relevance [...]

2017-07-20T20:07:38+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Judges Are Dicks – The Climb #177

Monday 17th July 2017 If you asked me my views about the judging of swordfighting tournaments, I’d say this. I’d tell you that judging is hard, that you are trying to watch fast moving pieces of metal going in all directions.  I’d tell you how your mind isn’t sure what you just saw.  Was it [...]

2017-07-18T12:11:00+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Pre-Tournament Sparring – The Climb #176

Sunday 16th July 2017 Today was my second consecutive day of swordfighting and my last weekend before the Astolat tournament.  In a week's time I will know whether all those months of training will have paid off. They usually say that you fight terribly the week before a tournament.  It’s almost become a swordfighting superstition.  [...]

2017-07-17T10:01:20+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Games, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

The Man With Montante – The Climb #175

Saturday 15th July 2017 Today has been a swordfighting day with a seminar on the use of the Montante taking up the best part of the day. I woke up feeling very relaxed.  After writing The Climb last night I went up to bed and read.  I’ve started on The Republic of Thieves.  I’m a [...]

2017-07-16T17:34:02+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Games, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

The Jittery Tank – The Climb #174

Friday 14th July 2017 I’ve felt very unfocused today.  I suspect that it’s pre-tournament nerves starting.  This weekend I’m swordfighting all weekend and then next weekend is the Astolat tournament. I can feel myself getting jittery over the fact that I’m fighting all weekend.  It’s almost as if I’m annoyed that I don’t have time [...]

2017-07-15T10:32:23+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Games, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Going Automated – The Climb #173

Thursday 13th July 2017 Today I went automated. Ever since I bought the house nearly 3 years ago, I’ve wanted Philips Hue so I could change the colour of the lights.  The problem is that Philips Hue is really expensive.  A starter pack with 3 bulbs will set you back a good £150.   And with [...]

2017-07-14T12:10:28+00:00 July 14th, 2017|The Climb|0 Comments

Note Taking – The Climb #172

Wednesday 12th July 2017 For some reason I’ve been consumed by note taking today.  And not taking notes but the process of taking notes. I’m not sure if this is driven by a need to be more organised after the disruption of the last week or not but I realised that there must be a [...]

2017-07-14T00:35:08+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Process, Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Getting Back On The Horse – The Climb #171

Tuesday 11th July 2017 One of the outcomes from Leggedon was the need to be super organised.  I needed to take all manners of medication, ensure the leg got exercise, monitor and manage my food and a million other things.  On top of this, I had a broken novel that needed fixing, and so I [...]

2017-07-12T10:51:02+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Process, Productivity, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments