Monday, October 8, 2012

low-carb performance on trial

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!!!


  1. Can't get the image of Julianna Margulies coming at me with a sword drawn, sweat on her face, serious as cancer browline........coooool! Hope you aren't too sore today.

  2. :-) thanks, it's not too bad! i took a couple of aspirin this morning, and look forward to a hot bath after i get my chores done....