This blog is a way for me to keep my notes on the sport of fencing organized and to use it as a train of thought for fencing concepts that aren't always clear.
Over the years I have been reviewing many videos and books about fencing. Every time someone mentions the technique for an action, the description changes based on who wrote the book, especially when it comes to foil, (though saber isn't much better, epeeists however, don't have those pesky ROW rules so successful actions are
I made myself get off my rear end and do some footwork drills as well as some lunge and parry exercises. I am happy to report my point control was next to nonexistent. In other words, I am back to normal.
I have little quarter size targets up on the wall in roughly what would be my opponent’s 4, 6, and 8. I hate it when the wall wins.
OK, positives, I did not fall over as much as I thought I would. Retreating went fairly smooth and my biggest problem was trying
Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
I woke several times during the night due to the never-ending withdrawal headache and thus far nothing I've taken, eaten, or drank has put a stop to it. I'm close to buying a Diet Coke and drinking 1/4th of it just to take the edge off the headache.
Blah! Why DID I fall off the wagon? Oh yes... now I remember... I was sleep-deprived and desperate to stay awake.
I woke up around dawn this morning, and one of the first things I saw was a pod of dolphins in the horizon. It was great, and the only thing that could have topped that was to have seen whale surfacing or a bobcat, as my classmate did.
This weekend was interesting. I had a class field trip for my field zoology class, and we found out my professor is a pretty enthusiastic birder. That was redundant. I don't know any birders who aren't enthusiastic about birding. Strained eyes, low power zoom,
Saturday, I had a mild headache and felt like crawling into a cave and not venturing out until Spring. Today, I forced myself to go to the gym where I put in my usual 30 minutes on the ET and then did 3 sets of 25 lbs. on the seated leg press followed by 3 sets of leg extensions and 3 sets of reclining leg press at 90lbs.
It's not much but it's a start back into the old routine.
Tongiht, I still feel lethargic but the headache is not quite as bad.