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  1. 27 days and counting

    by , 11-17-2008 at 06:07 AM
    Monday begins with a hot shower followed by the usual knee and elbow and then shoulder exercises (3 lb. weights added). I'm sitting at the keyboard with a bag of peas on my shoulder and I'm icing my elbow (except, obviously, not while typing).

    I noted during knee exercises that the swelling is almost gone. Hurrah! This verifies what I suspected... fencing doesn't bother it as much as sitting for long periods of time and/or using weight equipment at the gym. Maybe I should ice ...
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  2. 27 days and counting

    by , 11-16-2008 at 09:41 AM
    Today began with the usual shower followed by elbow and knee exercises and then shoulder exercises with 3 lb. weights followed by wearing a bag of peas on my shoulder while I iced my elbow. Next up: Gym. I'm trying to force my lazy butt off the chair and out to the gym. It's cold outside. I don't want to go.

    Back from the gym.

    60 minutes on the ET for 4 miles, which is double what I usually do and the pace that I think I need to keep. 3 sets of 12 of leg extension ...
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  3. No lesson, so a sermon

    by , 11-16-2008 at 07:44 AM (My training log)
    Warning

    Ill-tempered rant

    followed by mystical nonsense

    (For those of you who can read this--it is still a work in progress--I'm trying to figure out what I'm really trying to say in the tempo section.)

    There was a fire outside the fencing hall Friday night, and the hall was still filled with fumes yesterday, so I didn't get a lesson from Istvan. So instead of providing a lesson, I'm going to muse a bit about what I think about sabre.
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  4. 28 and counting

    by , 11-15-2008 at 04:14 PM
    I went to the local Turkey Shoot and it was a disaster as far as results are concerned. I really, really, wish I'd gone to the Louisville event instead, but then I had the problem of transportation and the Spousal Unit's anticipated arrival at the NEW, NEVER VISITED BEFORE airport. [I dropped him off at the old one and now I get to pick him up at the new one with no idea where anything is located.] Blah!

    There were 17 of us fencing at the new Bladepoint location. The new facility ...
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  5. 28 Days and Counting

    by , 11-15-2008 at 07:37 AM
    Decisions, decisions.... Should I go to the Louisville Bourbon, which will be a C2 event or the local Turkey Shoot, which will be a D1 event? I signed up for both and told the local event that unless something major occurred, I'd be going to the other event.

    This morning, I woke up with a swollen left knee, a swollen throat, and an upset stomach. The knee swelling is particularly annoying as I've had this under control for a while and now... there it is again. Drat!

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