Well, as it happens from time to time, life gets in the way of me doing the things I want to. Not long after Pan Am last year, my blog kind of died off. Despite continuing to fence and train for the beginning of the 2015 season, my blog kind of lost out to work, family, fencing, and rest. So, I am going to try to fire up my blog again, and capture some of the things that I have been doing with my fencing.
This year, I have decided to 'throttle back' on local events. I am fortunate
Odd night at practice. College kids weren't there (leaving early for tournament tomorrow), I was late because my train home was late, and the D vet who sometimes comes to Friday practice was there. Missed most of drills so I just warmed up and bouted. Split two bouts with the teen (who made use of a good tip from the D). Then the Y12 lefty beat me, though it was probably due in part to to my fencing with a #2 blade while he used a #5. That took away my reach advantage and forced me to use more
How many of you got to spend Valentine's Day evening with 30 women??
(I had a women's hockey game to referee tonight)
#10 yellow (holding out a piece of tape she picked up off the ice): "Hey ref, you got any pockets?"
Me: "I'd let you check them out, but I'm married."
After a running battle with my old company's HR / HCS (Human Capital Solutions – what a name..) department, my resignation date was moved to 12 Feb. Along the way, multiple VPs were involved and HR / HCS policies about when you can take floating holidays are being thoroughly reviewed. I was told that I could have kept my voluntary termination original date of 16 Feb, but by the time I found out, my exit process was already underway. For the first time in over 25 years, I am officially "unemployed".
Lioness not feeling well, so vet night this week was a one-on-one. Coach looking closely at my footwork, doesn't like the wobble in my back knee when I lunge and hold. Meanwhile, I'm feeling too far out on my front leg, which makes it harder to recover quickly from the lunge.
After a few different attempts to stabilize my back leg, I notice two different muscle groups contributing to the push. Most of it is with my hamstring, which is pretty well developed from skating. I try