Sunday, July 23, 2006
Topsail Island and the Lazy Epee
I just returned from a week at the coast. ( Vacation ) As this journal is devoted to fencing, you might ask how this comes into play.
I had a list of things I was going to do for fencing during the week. I took a foil and an epee. I took a glove. I took the rule book and" Foil One" notebook. I took fencing instructional videos.
I planed to eat right and work out every day. ( Weights and Cardio.) I planed to study fencing rules and foil one everyday.
This is how it went down.
The "eat healthy" part did not even make it a day. I really did not have high hopes, but I thought I would do better.
I did work out everyday but one. I did well in that regard. My workouts were around an hour and a half and very balanced.
I read part of my rule book and "Foil One" book twice I picked up a foil and practiced once. I picked up an epee once, but that was to chase Sam my eighteen year old son. I did not poke him hard and I only did it once. He had it coming!
I did foot work twice. I did not get my slide right or my forward check. That was part of my goal for my vacation. I did not really think it would all happen, but I hoped for a little better.
On the bright side, I am well rested and browner. I also visited a North Carolina winery and sampled a lot of their product. I had a nice relaxing time.
I am off for two more days and I shall work on my slide and forward check. I swear it!