Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Fencing Summer Nationals


I bombed - Big Time! I lost every single bout and didn't make the cut to move up to the direct elimination rounds. I went in 43rd of 104 and came out 96th.

But.....
I had a great time afterwards visiting all my fencing buddies.

Due to my work situation, I wasn't able to take any time off ahead of this tournament to rest and my physical preparation was not the best either. Who can work full-time at a labor-intensive job, work at another job part-time, train until 11pm 3 or more nights a week and for 2 or more hours on Saturdays and not be tired?

So, I'm glad I reached the goal I set at the beginning of my adoption process, which was to compete in Summer Nationals, but it was hard and I wouldn't do it again.

This said, I will clarify: I will probably compete in Nationals again, just not pushing myself to do it while also going through major other things, like losing my nearest relative and adopting my first child.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008