A lot has happened since I last posted. I got married, and am helping raise my wife's son. I got promoted and a lateral move at work, so I have more responsibility and pressure.
What hasn't changed is all the problems I faced the last time I wrote about it. I re-earned my C in épée twice, but lost in the 8 of an A2 to fatigue. I don't mind getting my butt handed to me on a silver platter. It gives me a chance to learn, and stretch my experience that much further. But I can't keep losing because my body is failing me. I am getting older, but still.
I have a stationary bike, and I am committing to using it at least three times a week for 30min. it's not much, but it is more than what I am doing now.