Friday, June 4, 2010
my fencing equipment arrived last night. today im taking the day off from the gym. not only do i have some errands to run this morning (in preparation for the wedding in new york we're attending tomorrow) but my body says it wants a rest. they don't call fencing physical chess for nothing. my left shoulder is still sore from the other night, and my inner thighs are aching.
fencing is so good for one's lower body i don't understand why more women don't do it. it's done in a sort of half-crouching position, knees always bent, thighs always flexed. there's no side to side movement that's so hard on women's knees as in other sports. but because the largest muscles in the body are constantly engaged, when they fatigue, everything fatigues, and the chess game, at least in my experience, ends very quickly.
my immediate goal, over the summer, is to build my endurance to the point that twenty minutes of footwork doesn't make me break out into a sweat.
and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.