Year of the Offensive

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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

Back To Editing – The Climb #292

Thursday 9th November 2017 So while I’ve been busy focusing on my swordfighting I’ve been thinking about book 2. I actually did some editing of the book today which I’m quite pleased about.  It was only a chapter, which isn’t a huge amount.  But I’m always slow to start after a break, and I thought [...]

2017-11-10T13:03:07+00:00 November 10th, 2017|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

Returning Home With New Plans – The Climb #288

Sunday 5th November 2017 Today was the last day in Sweden as we return home to the UK. It’s been an amazing trip and I’ve come away really proud of myself and my accomplishments. Of course, the attention now turns to the year ahead and the work I need to do.  I’ve pretty much decided [...]

2017-11-08T00:12:11+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel|0 Comments

Treating Myself To A New Sword – The Climb #287

Saturday 4th November 2017 Today I rewarded myself for all my hard work with a new sword. I’m still in a bit of shock over my result yesterday.  I keep thinking back to what my fencing was like just a year ago and marvelling at the progress.  I keep thinking about it and finding myself [...]

2017-11-07T01:15:28+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Travel|0 Comments

Swordfish, The World Stage – The Climb #286

Friday 3rd November 2017 If you asked a load of fencers what the defacto world championship for swordfighting was, the vast majority would point to Swordfish.  Held each year in Gothenburg, the fact that it attracts so much of the world’s best talent means that it’s the competition everyone wants to win. I first went [...]

2017-11-06T17:08:10+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Swordfighting, Travel|0 Comments

Sleepy In Gothenburg – The Climb #285

Thursday 2nd November 2017 I normally don’t sleep before flights.  I always worry that I’ll somehow oversleep and then miss my flight.  As a result I will normally stay up the night before I travel, constantly checking my luggage and worrying about leaving some item or other. But I’ve been acutely aware of how much [...]

2017-11-06T16:20:05+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Swordfighting, Travel|0 Comments

Representing My Country – The Climb #284

Wednesday 1st November 2017 Unfortunately The Climb is going to have a little posting hiatus again. I travel to Sweden tomorrow to take part in the premier competition in the swordfighting calendar and because of all the kit I need to take, I won’t be taking my laptop. Never fear though, like my trip to [...]

2017-11-02T15:15:11+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments