Week in Review: Foil was a good class. Keith missed the class were Woody went over the light grip. That guy is just way to tense when he fences.
I went in early to saber to fence epee with Kathy. We fenced for 15 minutes straight and then rested for twenty and fenced another 15 minutes. (masso menos) I was sweating like a pig and a little winded. She was fine. I was ragged by Woody and Cam about it. I was also ragged by Kathy. They are all marked for vengence! This is why I have the need for my cardio training. (Of course dropping 20 pounds or so would be of aid, but one battle at a time. Besides, the focus on cardio may help with the other.)I did not take the saber class. I am making no progress in saber and am no better now than eight months ago when I started dabbling in it. Admittedly, I started on it to get an extra night of foot work and to gain a general understanding of the weapon. I may keep going just for the footwork. I am undecided at this point.
I noticed when I fenced Kathy that I am having trouble letting go of scoring points, to work on the things I wish to work on. Ego is getting in the way of practice.
Looking ahead to summer, there is a lot going on. I have weekend workshop June 10 and 11. The next weekend Maestro Begunet is giving a workshop for us in Greensboro. There is coach’s collge in August. I am looking forward to them all. Good stuff!
Then there is Nationals. I am thinking about not going. In fact, I think I have decided that I am not going. Practicality and responsibility raise their ugly heads. I am spending a LOT of time and money on fencing this summer, at the expense of my family and doing much needed work around the house. I do not see me spending the money and the time to drive to Atlanta, get the crud kicked out of me and then drive back. I would miss the T-shirt though. With my son heading to collge in September, I need to cut back on my spending. I may need to cut back on my plans for summer improvement.