day 2298 – room bound

sadly, i slept in and missed the raptors limited edition shoe launch. spent majority of the time at home and mostly in my room because i don’t want to get anyone in my family sick. it’s been a really weird and rough stretch for me the past few weeks. i’ve dealt with a foot injury where after six assessments by different physicians, the final diagnosis is still u determine to date. yet, i still am restricted to basically not do anything i usually do. i’m now trapped with this sickness tagged as bronchitis, but i also have a cold and both combined keeps me up coughing all night long, and gives me a headache when i’m not in bed

day 2297 – obligated instructor

it was critical for me to be at taekwondo even just hanging onto the half a life i had left. i was feeling weak and dizzy while losing my voice but still felt the need to be there to make sure the students who’s getting ready for promotion got the proper stuff down. i stayed as long as i could last and helped the many i saw before i could no longer. at least i went home with the peace of mind that i gave it everything i had and supported my students in ways possible. now i’m just going to pass out early and rest this bronchitis

day 2296 – missing me

this is an extreme pessimism post because i’ve seriously had enough everything. there’s so much i miss about this. i miss being able to move without so much pain and limitations. i miss being the fittest, strongest and best shape of my life. i miss doing backflips, kicks and flips at will. i miss playing hockey and dodgeball with all my teammates. i miss the soreness that came after every lifting and training session. i miss being able to jump and climb onto anything i wanted to. i miss the summer sunshine and being outdoors until night. i miss doing everything i can’t do at the moment

day 2295 – federer triumphs

i’ve been coughing my lungs out for past four days and it seems to be getting worse even with all the medication i’m taking. i’m sure my coworkers don’t want a person coughing so much to be around the office. a sick day to stay at home watching federer play in nitto finals tournament. really good match for federer where he dominated against djokovic and earned a spot into the semifinals. i can’t wait to watch him play next round

day 2294 – parents in cuba

parents sent some pictures back whilst they’re enjoying the sun and beaches in cuba. they haven’t been online a whole lot during this trip, but when they are, they like to whatsapp a bunch of pictures they took. it’s good to see that they’re enjoying their time off and much deserved vacation. i hope that one day i can also have the same amount of vacation days and luxury to travel the world. i guess i should start looking and planning for next my vacation destination

day 2293 – nucks verse preds

the canucks have been doing surprisingly well out of the gate this season. i’ve been keeping up with the canucks games on television as much as i can. my linden jersey was ready to catch it live at rogers arena for this first time this season. the young players and new prospects have been doing really well. so glad to witness pettersen score two goals on his birthday. i’m still debating if i should buy a 50th anniversary jersey with pettersen stitched

day 2292 – gutsy testing

honest to god i was super scared when i made the call to test my stupid foot, but also super excited to be on the platform. my workout got amended to only what my body can manage now. the first part was mainly accessory exercise for back and traps. i did get to work on some light snatch variations later on. i wouldn’t say it didn’t hurt because it did a bit. it’s humbling that after two weeks of bed rest and inactivity, i’ve lost a lot of strength. i’m hoping the muscle memory is there and will come back to me quick. either way, i’m just happy to be back doing some form of olympic lifting