I got to practice a little late because I was late getting out of work. The students have only been back a week and already the insanity at work is in full flow--people complaining and feeling pressured, the usual chaos with keeping track of kids, and meetings meetings meetings.
It was pretty busy, and there were many people there. I fenced Michelle, Dick Johnson, Alex Davis, the two kids from the Christian Academy, and Tony, and took a lesson. Charlotte who used to fence at DCFC
I asked in the Armory section how to read the date mark in my PbT mask visor:
and Brad sent me Dan DeChaine's e-mail. Dan said he didn't know and suggested I contact PbT. I did, and Peter told me it means August '07 and the visor is out of date. I ordered another one and they put it in the Fedex box today.
They have told us we don't need a visor mask, but my visor mask is the one in good enough shape to pass because I never wear
The BF Parkway was closed and my Google Maps instructions were strangely wrong, and I ended up at the wrong place with the right address, but luckily I had enough time allotted for getting lost.
We only had 6--Lisa Brown, Gladys Berardi, Linda Dunn (all the way from Indiana!), Pat Lawrence (also prepping for Veteran Worlds), Amira Unver, a fast lady from FASJ, and me. So I was happy because even if it was a small event, it was strong.
I won the pool and had a bye, which
Peaking for a top athletic performance requires a very long term plan, an understanding of your body's limits and capacities, and an informed willingness to persist. And the trust that it will work. And the wisdom to know that you might come down with the flu, or miss your plane, or pull a muscle, or hit an opponent who is exactly the wrong person, and all your efforts, no matter how perfect, might not work. Last year in France one of my earlier DE's I won 10-9. It could very easily have gone
My passport came back with the Russian visa in it.