anotheranon authorized rapier and got a chance to fight with us in the melees. I didn't get a chance to cross blades with her, but we have plans for doing so in the not so distant future (here's to hope).
Alric's prize was loads of fun, and he did great.
I freaked out as I got hit on my finger again, but it seems that there was no major damage. Range of motion was good this morning, so that was a great relief.
My fencing went rather well, and it got better as the afternoon wore off. (More on that later)
Morning Court was very nice, and Highland Foorde had the chance to say farewell to their Baronage and thank them for their service, and greet their new Baronage.
I didn't make evening Court, but I hear that Rowan got her Pearl, Martelle her Golden Dolphin, and Argh a Coral Branch. Squeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dom, Giacomo, Aedan and Connor put up a funny show at Court. Try looking at those pics in slide mode in my Smugmug album. They are worthy of a .gif file.
Vlad came up to play with us, and much fun was had by all. He's a really fun Prince. But then, we knew he'd be.
We were visited by either Bugs Bunny or Bun Bun as Alric was playing his prize. Look for the pic in the album.
Like I said before, I was pleased with my game yesterday. I believe that it got better as the afternoon wore off, and having the chance to play with folks I don't play very often is a wonderful opportunity for honing my game.
Am I where I want to be? No. Then again, I don't think that I will ever be where I want to be because every time I get somewhere, I make another goal for myself. This is true not only for my rapier game, but also for my fitness, my A&S, my work, you name it. However, I can honestly say that I feel I am making solid progress at least towards my short-term goals.
This got me thinking what has changed. I believe that part of it is my fitness program. I still practice rapier only once a week. That's all the time I have got for it. However, I do work out religiously every single morning and push myself as hard as I can. This is certainly paying off. If nothing else, I can outlast and/or outrun most of the young punks, and that ain't bad for this old broad. The point is yes, my game is improving, but the most important thing is that I am in the best shape of my life.
That is a combination I can live with any day of the week.