An hour ago i got back from my first fencing practice as a "low-carb athlete." You may laugh now. :-)
I didn't have a good firm idea as to how i'd do, or feel! Last time i was in a salle d'armes, i belonged to the carb corps! I wondered if i'd run through my glycogen in one bout and end up a big puddle of mush on the floor, or if maybe i'd get light-headed or dizzy.
I needn't have been concerned. Yes, i did tire soon, got a little out-of-breath, and felt a bit of pain in the bad knee. I wasn't as nimble as i used to be -- but i didn't expect to be, either. All in all, it turned out well. As i drove home, i had that "exercise is good!" feeling, but by the time i got to the house i was HUNGRY. I had a tin of sardines and a short glass of wine, then a cup of decaf with cream for dessert. Now ... i'm pleasantly sleepy, with the realization that tomorrow i'm going to have some body aches. I just used a whole flock of muscles that haven't had a good workout in quite awhile.
It's good to be fencing again!!!