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Plans For 2018 – The Climb #334

Thursday 21st December 2017 It feels that over the last couple of days, plans for 2018 have suddenly come into focus.  Maybe, getting an idea of what my theme for the year is has allowed everything to slot together, or perhaps taking a bit of a break has given me time to relax and gather [...]

2017-12-22T14:09:21+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Process, Productivity, Publishing, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

2018 : The Year of Priorities? – The Climb #333

Wednesday 20th December 2017 I've come to the conclusion that I spend too much time doing things for other people.  This is mostly my fault because I say yes when I’m being super-productive and can manage “all-the-things” but bites me in the ass when I’m run down or busy. Just taking a couple of weeks [...]

2017-12-21T22:24:07+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Productivity, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Burn Out – The Climb #332

Tuesday 19th December 2017 I’ve started feeling a bit better the last couple of days.  Sunday’s low day just made me realise just how run down I was. Looking back I can see just how swamped with tasks I’ve been since the end of August.  I found myself getting stressed out in September when it [...]

2017-12-20T17:05:58+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

War Of Warship – The Climb #331

Monday 18th December 2017 This shouldn’t be funny, but I think I’ve found the most toxic game ever. My friend Craig put me onto this mobile game he was playing called War of Warship (note the singular).  It’s one of these typical base building games.  You go gather resources, build your base, get so far [...]

2017-12-20T16:39:32+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Games, The Climb|0 Comments

The Year Of Frustration – The Climb #329

Saturday 16th December 2017 This is supposed to be the year of the offensive, but this last week it’s really felt like the year of frustration. Perhaps I’m being a little unfair here.    I’ve really pushed myself this year, documenting everything I’ve been doing to try and move various elements of my life forwards. But [...]

2017-12-17T23:41:54+00:00 December 17th, 2017|Swordfighting, The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

The Difficult Second Album – The Climb #328

Friday 15th December 2017 If watching Star Wars has done anything for me, it’s that it’s got me thinking more about the Shade Knight books. I think one of my stresses regarding book 2 is making it as good as the first book.  I’ve often described Black as Knight as Batman Year One.  It’s the [...]

2017-12-17T23:33:19+00:00 December 16th, 2017|The Climb, Writing|0 Comments

Recuperating In Azeroth – The Climb #327

Thursday 14th December 2017 I’m deeming this my recovery week. After weeks of tournaments and a couple of bad performances, I’m so run down that I’ve taken a bit of a break for the sake of my own sanity.  Given how gruelling competitions can be and the fact that I’ve had 6 or 7 of [...]

2017-12-17T22:13:17+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Games, The Climb|0 Comments

The Last Jedi (Spoilers!) – The Climb #326

Wednesday 13th December 2017 Warning.  There may be spoilers ahead. I’ve seen every Star Wars movie on opening night since Episode 1 in 1999.  In that case, given that it came out about a month before the UK, I flew all the way to Texas just to see it. But a combination of being busy [...]

2017-12-17T22:10:01+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Movies, The Climb|0 Comments

Devastated – The Climb #325

Tuesday 12th December 2017 To understand how I’m feeling today is going to take some explanation. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m feeling very run down due to my tournament on Saturday.  This is general fatigue and I’d feel like this whether I won or got beaten by everyone.  I felt I fought well but was [...]

2017-12-13T20:50:57+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments

Post Tournament Fatigue – The Climb #324

Monday 11th December 2017 So a weird thing happens to me after a tournament. Swordfighting tournaments are gruelling affairs.  Using Stewart’s calculations from the weekend of 6000 calories for 2 tournaments, let’s assume that you are looking at around 3000 calories for a single tournament.  I’m not sure that’s exactly correct as I’ll have a [...]

2017-12-13T01:05:20+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Health, Swordfighting, The Climb|0 Comments