Oh, all right. I'm not going to fencing if my foot is bad. I'll go to the gym and do my weights workout instead.
Bah. I hate being sensible.
I made it to the doctor today. I had taken a risk making an appointment on a teaching day, and when snow was forecast I figured I'd have to cancel the appointment, but instead school was cancelled. It took me over an hour to get to the doctor, a trip that normally takes me half an hour, and once I got there I hung out in the examination room for a good while because although I was on time, everyone else had showed up late.
It was about what I expected in some ways.
Or, you know, keep a good distance.
I got yelled at in lesson for straightening my legs too much, which I knew but I can't seem to fix for myself. Things went much more smoothly when I did. We worked some more on fleches, which I also needed practice with.
Pulled a couple of nice distance parries on Joe D, which was fun. Remembered to keep my knees bent and I was moving much more smoothly, and even landed a few fleches.
The other notable bout was against
So over the past couple of practices, I have begun to do a pre-work out routine. To call it a traditional footwork class would be a misnomer. My goal is to improve my coordination and increase my agility and there-by develop better footwork, however it is primarily an aerobic type work out. I got the idea from my time at DC Fencers Club, where they do a 'footwork' class each Monday, but again it is not the traditional footwork drill kind of class. In my opionion, again more of an aerobic work
I didn't sleep much or very well Wednesday night, so I debated going to practice all day Thursday. I figured I'd go, fence a few bouts and make it an early night.
Man plans, the gods laugh.
Packed last night. All the available strips full and around 10 fencers on the bench.
Fenced 8 bouts. After the first couple, I felt pretty good.
This is the month I work on not over committing. Remembering I don't have to hit on every single offensive action I make. So
Updated 01-31-2014 at 08:26 PM by jeremyb215