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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

The Day The Music Died – The Climb #236

Thursday 14th September 2017 I listen to a lot of music while I work.  My day job gives me Spotify Premium that whilst being reluctant to use at first (I prefer to ‘own’ my media) is now always playing, either on my computer at home, or on my phone. I’m not as much an audiophile [...]

2017-09-15T12:34:16+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Music, The Climb|0 Comments

Method Writing – The Climb #235

Wednesday 13th September 2017 You’ve probably heard of method acting.  This is where an actor is so mentally invested in a role that even when not playing them they take on some of the characteristics.  It’s considered by many to be a very in-depth form of acting. I think I method write.  This occurred to [...]

2017-09-14T23:52:47+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Process, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Cool Kid – The Climb #234

Tuesday 12th September 2017 I was never a cool kid.  I was generally popular, but I was never part of the school social elite. It never really bothered me.  My head was a little fucked up in my late teens and 20s, and I was too busy dealing with that to worry about being cool.  [...]

2017-09-13T01:04:13+00:00 September 13th, 2017|The Climb, Toys, Writing|0 Comments