There is a tournament in my area in October which I would very much like to attend. This tournament wasn't held last year, but the three previous years I competed and took first in point fighting. Most of the competitors will be martial artists and friends I know and have competed against. It's a ton of fun. However, in July, right as I was increasing my training and focusing on building up speed and cardio, I had a spell of bad luck and spent a week in the hospital due to bleeding ulcers. Laying in bed for a week is horrid, but so is being told to avoid strenuous exercise. With the other digestive issues I have as a result, my running every morning ended. I take it easier during class time. The fainting spells are past (quite embarrassing), but I still can't handle much strenuous work. So I'm considering entering a tournament in which I would not do that great, or just sitting out this year. Figured it was my year to flop, but I didn't expect this.