I'm all excited -- i checked out a fencing club in this area, and it looks like the people there will be fun to play with, so i ordered myself a new jacket this morning. WOOOOOHOO! :-) I'm gonna fence again!
This sport was my LIFE when i lived in Oklahoma the first time. Of course, that was also THIRTY years ago! I know i'm going to have to baby my knee around; it's distinctly possible that when i fenced before, i predisposed Ralph to the injury i'm suffering with now. A fencer's knee on the sword-arm side takes a lot of strain if s/he isn't careful. I'm grateful that my original coaches were very picky about how we moved, otherwise i could be in worse shape.
This is the incentive i need to do my bike-tabatas regularly! Yoga, too. Fencing is an asymmetrical activity -- it's important to balance out. When i did it before, is when i first added weights to my fitness routine. ...Boy, does it seem like a long time ago!
A few days ago, i ordered and read (thanks be to Kindle for PC) that "low-carb performance" book. Truth be told, i found it disappointing and lacking in useful content. It seemed to be written to convince a "CW athlete" that LC is possible, not to give helpful advice to a low-carber. But i'll go back and see if i can glean some actual tips....
It will be interesting to see how my body does the old moves with an entirely different fuel system. Then, i was in the full throes of a high-carb diet -- our whole club was -- the first book i owned on nutrition was "Eat of Win"! I'm wondering if ginger- or licorice-root tea will be the best thing to put in my water bottle? Hmmmm.
I've been waking up with a headache the past couple of days. I can't tell if it's caused by allergy or posture or oxygen shortage caused by covering my eyes with a pillow to keep light out. However, it's an incentive to finally spring for the light-excluding window shades i've been thinking about for awhile. I tried a sleep-mask, but it makes me all sweaty about the eyes and nose, and i hate that!
Otherwise, i'm getting back to normal at last. I vow, WHEN we go out for meals next week ('cause it's gonna happen), i WILL NOT order a starchy side-dish, nor will i consume more than a half-cup of veggies at a meal! The pleasures of the palate are not worth the bodily discomfort!