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,
I am supposed to be taking time off to recuperate and give the tendonitis a chance to heal. So today:
40 minutes on the stationary bike at the gym
1 hour Pilate Reformer class at the gym
20 minutes in the hot tub doing leg squat and elbow exercises at the gym
15 minutes icing the elbow with a cryocuff
If every day "off" is like this, I will be exhausted
There’s the saying, that over time, and with kids, you’ll start to hear your parent’s words come out of your mouth. That happened last night.
One of our competitive fencers stopped by the Tuesday night session for some warm-ups before the Junior Olympic qualifiers this weekend. He asked me to work with him.
While we did distance and timing drills, I started to hear words from BCAF coaches come from my lips. “Finish your attack.”, “Stop jabbing.”, and everyone’s favorite,
I do not fence Epee. Why are there so many bruises on my legs? And one is about 2 inches wide and 4 inches long BELOW the knee.
Oh, wait... my husband wanted to walk to a deli for dinner the last night. Oh, yes... I remember it well.
A mile, he said.
1.8 miles said my GPS
Into an area under constructions. Over broken sidewalks, sandbags, and once tripping into a chain link fence.
He, of course, did not have any of these
Not good enough to make the team and I will have only two chances left.
I was in the pool of five and lost two, which meant I was seeded ninth. I defeated #9 to go up against #1 and lost 9-10
my main mistake? fencing cautiously
The vet combined was just for fun. I won all but one of my bouts. excepting that one, I am happy with how I adapted. I easily won my first DE but then I was up against Dawn Wilson and lost 6-10. i note it was hard fought and