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  1. Life is Pain, Princess

    by , 11-05-2014 at 11:50 AM
    And anyone who says differently is trying to sell you something.

    Probably Biofreeze.

    I have invested in 6 containers thus far and only one of them has an applicator so I can apply Biofreeze without getting any on my fingers before putting in or taking out my contacts. Note to the novices: Never apply Biofreeze first and THEN touch your eye.

    The pinched nerve problem is mostly resolved but at the expense of irritating the old rotor cuff problem, which ...
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  2. 99 Problems

    by , 11-03-2014 at 10:26 AM
    Peter Westbrook said "In fencing you are going to lose more than you win...." no truer words have ever been spoken. Looking back over the course of the past couple of years I have returned to competitive fencing. There have been challenges good and bad; weight loss, weight gain, injuries, life(family, work, limited fencing funds). So at the end of last season I proclaimed Summer Nationals 2015 I'm going and I am going to kick ass all the way there. Ask me how that plan is going. Yup you guessed ...
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  3. Notes 1Nov 2014 Ė Feeling Better

    by , 11-01-2014 at 11:03 AM
    Last Sunday, I went to the Panthers Halloween Event because one of our students was scheduled to attend. Pulling up I see another parent's car, so I'm pleasantly surprised when two students are competing in the Cadet foil. I missed the bouts, but get there in time to watch, and coach, their first DE round. I'd like to think they both won their first DE because of my excellent coaching abilities, but that would be a lie. I only offered support and guidance while they did the work.

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  4. I'm not French

    by , 10-24-2014 at 03:57 PM
    Having two weapons fail during practice made me decide to get a spare for competition. The next question was whether this should be the time to change to a French grip. I experimented with one for a week when my index finger was strained, and again last week when the two pistol grip weapons failed. So we took a more serious look last night. I did some target practice with the French and it wasn't any better, but more importantly, my coach could see part of my glove sticking out from the bell ...
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  5. Siblings

    by , 10-21-2014 at 04:50 PM
    Not all kids fence. Some of you might think thatís strange, but there are kids who are too young to fence or have interests in other sports. But frequently those kids wind up at fencing tournaments. Then sometimes our fencing kids wind up at figure skating competitions or other non-fencing events.

    When we get siblings attending one of our tournaments, I like to try and find some way to get them involved. Iíve used them to hand out flowers to the winners of womenís events, to ...

    Updated 10-21-2014 at 08:58 PM by Zebra

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