But first, my recount in bullets:
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.