What a godafwul event for me.
Despite coming out of pools with a better record than in Richmond, I feel like I fenced much worse. I had a really slow start and lost to people that I reallllly shouldn't have, or at least really should have made it closer with.
1) 1-5 L (Weckstein)
2) 2-5 L (Weiner)
3) 3-5 L (Rees)
4) 5-4 W (S-something)
5) 3-5 L (Ungar)
6) 5-2 W (Ciancola)
It took me into two or three pool bouts to really get back into
I had a large contingent today--everybody except Zac, whose turned ankle no longer requires crutches but who will not be fencing for at least this week. I insisted they stretch for longer and then do footwork, and then had them line up. I discussed the difference between speed and acceleration (one kid could repeat to me Newton's Law that says "An object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.") and then had them do footwork at varying speed, culminating with
I took a lesson with Ahren tonight, just a standard run-through, and as Ahren said, "You're a desk jockey and you're coaching." That's how bad it was. OH well. I fenced Jessie M and the other Jessie, and Bob. There was a D and under tournament at the club on the weekend, and a couple of them competed. It sounds like we had a large attendance from different places--excellent!
Bob is really coming along now, though his asthma slows him down. He stopped at one point and said, "Am
Last Wednesday was the first time I had fenced since approximately Thanksgiving. Not only have I not been fencing (due to shoulder pain issues) but I have been uncharacteristically inactive over the holidays. All I can say is, thank God for stretch nylon knickers. I havenít gained any weight (well, I DID, but Iíve already taken it off) but through some bizarre coincidence of inertia, gravity, and entropy, a portion of my weight seems to have been driven from my extremities and is now congregating
I got up at 0330 hours with the intention of driving to Columbus, OH and put the camcorder and tripod by the door before checking the weather report. It's not that bad out and I'm watching I-70 from a second story window but...things are not going well here and I'm debating making that 2.5 hour drive.
I can still make it in time for the start of the Junior Men's Sabre if I leave now but I'm not feeling great and I don't want to be sick at the NAC D. More, I don't think anyone else