by, 05-22-2010 at 05:47 PM (819 Views)
I think I might be on to something. I don't mean to take anything from my fellow "wheelies, " but I think I finally figured something out.
Most of the wheelies with whom I fence have been the victims of a traumatic accident that left them incapable of fencing on their feet. Or perhaps there is something physical. I have not met that many wheelies who have suffered stroke. Or in my case strokes.
As I was lunging in the garage today I noticed I am a beat behind. When fencing I can see what my opponent is going to do or I have a planned attack and I am a beat or two behind.
When someone talks to me I have to process what was said and it might be a second longer for the response. My mind is active, don't put me on jeopardy, but I am sort of "living in the past"
Command "fence" and I don't explode like I used to (ooh that is a messy picture) It takes a second to react. That could be why I get so many yellow cards, I am trying to time it. My last stroke was in the pontine area. The area that controls movement, that is why I lose my legs occasionally.
Well, that is my excuse and I'm going to use it.