Thus far, I have spent so much time in the water at the gym that I expect to grow gills soon.
I have concluded that lunging in the water is a very bad drill. Yes, the resistance forces me to push off harder. However, that same resistance also means that I've created an artificial environment that is nothing like a piste (I hope it's never that wet on a piste). Since my upper body is out of the water (no gills yet), I'm off-balance in a way that I will (hopefully) never be on
Five days thus far.
I'd gained far too much weight before the NAC and I note that I need to stay inside a narrow range 5-lb range as above or below that range leads to various types of health issues. Too much = back problems where I have to roll out of bed onto the floor and crawl my way up the bed to stand up. Too little = lethargic, weak-willed, brainless old woman walking into walls syndrome. There IS such a thing as being too thin. I'd not had the opportunity to explore
Interesting setup in the Fencing I class of four students. One is a very athletic, younger fencer who’s apt to not pay attention but wants to move. He’s got a great parry, a lacking riposte, and a good sense of distance. If he hangs in there, he’s going to be tough to beat.
We’re playing Goblin King. He’s the Challenger (1 life) while the GK has both lives. I’m reffing, and say “on-guard, ready and” then Gifted comes in with a great beat-attack. I call Halt! to stop. Stern look at
Work, followed by exercise at the local wellness center.
60+ minutes on the stationary bike
Into the weight room for some shoulder exercises
Using bungee cord tied to stand
Stand to left and pull from right to left 15 times; turn and
Stand to right and pull from left to right 15 times
Using 4 lb weight
Raise to side shoulder high and down 15 times
Raise above my head, straight up, 15 times
E and under epee 12/7
Some days just don’t go well. I fenced my good bouts against the fencers I had little chance of beating, and the not-so-good bouts in winnable situations. There were only a couple of bouts where I felt I had control of distance and tempo, which is something I need to have.
First bout, against the other lefty, who I beat 5-4 in the summer, I started with a nice change of line and landed a solid touch that didn’t register. I called for a test,