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  1. pizza party

    by , 02-12-2009 at 06:31 PM
    As the final meeting of winter sports, I had a pizza party (four pies, three 2-liter bottles of soda) in my room and watched the 2007 World Championships sabre team final. L. Riley was still sick, but everyone else was there. I gave Dan a gold medal (one of my own from the Philadelphia Division) and let the boys pick from my stash of fencing T-shirts. They were very pleased and thanked me. It was a noisy hour.

    Greg, my uncoordinated seventh grader, said that from what he could ...
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  2. last day of winter sports

    by , 02-11-2009 at 10:03 PM
    I had a quick intramural tournament -- we fenced the pools Friday, Monday, and Tuesday, and did the DE's today. Dan came out of the pools seeded 5th (he blamed the referee) but fought his way up the table again to win, and wonder of wonders his opponent in the gold medal bout was Ross. Ross was just patient--he waited and parried--but in the end Dan was victorious. Tomorrow I'm going to have a pizza party in my room. If I can dig up enough fencing T-shirts I'll give them to the boys.
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  3. I am going to be a busy little fencer in Atl

    by , 02-10-2009 at 05:50 PM (Greybeard's Brain Blog)
    National has not posted the confirmed entrants for NAC E yet but I asked them about the total numbers registered for wheelchair. So far it stands at:

    CHRME 10
    CHRMF 8
    CHRMS 4

    I also had asked about what I had read in the Athlete Package about it being two rounds of pools and then 100% move up to direct elimiation.

    So, if I am figuring this right, I should have 19 bouts in epee and 15 in foil (pool plus at least 1 DE. I could go further in DE's ...
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  4. Had to be fast AND crafty

    by , 02-09-2009 at 09:28 PM
    My boys are working their way through a second intramural tournament. We practiced outside, and I introduced them to "sheep and wolves" at the end of practice. I have about another week of practice with them and then my winter sports season will be over. I've been assiduously watching what I eat, and I don't know what I weigh but my coach's jacket zips properly now--for a little while there I had to breathe out and do contortions to even get the back-zip started. That thing was expensive and ...
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  5. Fitness Challenges

    by , 02-09-2009 at 09:22 PM
    One of the nice things about the annual work-related fitness challenge is that it gives me a goal to work towards. This time, however, I find it a little less challenging than usual.

    In years past, we've earned points for the type of exercise and amount of time expended in those exercises. This year, they've added some additional categories where you can claim points and...

    well...

    I can see the point of offering opportunities to claim 5 points for eating ...
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