Fencing Discussion - Blog Entries - Blogs
View RSS Feed

All Blog Entries

  1. NAC C WSV50

    The day began with me finding a quiet place to practice and then, once I realized the place was truly vacant, I just sat down in a chair and cried until I got all the grief for yesterday out of my system.

    I'd been stupid. There is no rewind and play button on reality. Time to move on.

    I went for a brief walked and admired the beauty around me, took a deep breath, and went back to practicing footwork on vacant strips before directors showed up and I had to move elsewhere. ...
    Tags: NULL
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  2. NAC C WSVet

    Words cannot express how badly I fenced and I have no one to blame but myself. I can boil it all down to mental state and boil it down even further to a simple line: Stop being afraid to fail.

    Unfortunately, I didn't realize this in time and finished worse than I've ever finished at a NAC. Yes. Even worse than my first attempt. Really. It was horrible.

    I began by fencing Delia and developing a nice lead that I promptly lost.

    I then had Deb 4-0 or 4-1 ...
    Tags: NULL
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  3. Still training

    by , 12-15-2008 at 04:48 AM (My training log)
    I took lessons from Istvan on 6 and 14 Dec, and trained in Mannheim on 10 December.

    Basically just keeping score. I can't remember the lessons--they were both long, involved, interesting and worthwhile--I just can't recall the content of an hour lesson.
    Tags: NULL
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  4. Going home

    Got up early after a restless night. Though I'm in good shape considering, I had a kind of triple threat of ache - stiffness from two days of competition, ache from the amount of focused stretching I was doing, and the ongoing nerve stuff. I haven't used ibuprofen for a while but Bryan the trainer suggested I take it with meals for the next couple of days so I've been following orders-- not for pain but to reduce inflammation.

    I watched some WS for a while. Someone was down on ...
    Tags: NULL
    Categories
    Uncategorized
  5. Vet 50-59

    Stretched a lot and then went to the trainer for more stretching. Pools again were 5, with one of the 3 pools flighted. In my pool were Cherye West, Ann Brown, Linda Dunn, and Becky Douville. I haven't fenced Becky for a long while. It was a really good bout. Went 4-0, good indicators, seeded first & had a bye into the 8. Fenced Jeannine Bender, who gave me a strong bout first half. Then Sharol Pestotnik, then big surprise Jane Eyre. Close bout all the way, lost 9-10, and was (after I got ...
    Tags: NULL
    Categories
    Uncategorized