day 2237 – clean reached

when i first started learning to olympic lift with jae three years ago, i wished to one day full clean one plate. i never got close before took a break and only restarted with apex the start of this year. through these eight months, there’s been steady progress in both snatches and cleans while solidifying my squat strength. what i thought was a lost goal was made true today and i couldn’t be more happy to share it with my coaches who helped me along the way. this is obviously just a milestone with much more to come

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day 2236 – interiors

tired monday still trying to recover from the sleepless night at harrison. i got to work a little tardy but i didn’t really care. brother and sister in law has been sending pictures back to keep us posted on their vacation. this particular headboard interested me because it’s quite different than what i usually see. i believe him and his wife are currently in barcelona. they seem like they’re having lots of fun overseas

day 2235 – castle fun park

we made a detour to abbotsford on our way home from harrison hot springs. first time going to castle fun park. naturally our first stop was at the hockey accuracy game. we then hit up the throwing mound, batting cage, and dragon punch before settling for the less strenuous arcade games. i did a tornado kick and it may have caused some technical difficulties because the target didn’t retract after that. we spent almost three hours playing; it felt like pladium all over again

day 2234 – harrison weekend

booked it out to harrison hot springs after killarney. this the largest hotel suite i’ve ever seen and the place the shower squad is staying at for jax’s stag part one. this place was chosen for its full kitchenette so we could have a taco night. we stayed up plenty late playing tons of drinking card games. i never expected that we’ll get much sleep tonight, but i just don’t want a hangover tomorrow

day 2233 – flip talks

during the late night dinner with the crew, had a bit of a truth moment when the topic of competition came up. deep down i know i want to compete, but being removed from the competition field for quite some time is a big obstacle. i know for me to make a comeback, i put a lot of pressure on myself to only compete when i’m confident i can do well; i just want to ensure i’m at my best. but as of right now so many factors are standing in my way and instilling so many doubts. for one, my foot is a problem because it’s not letting me have my preferred techniques. i can’t work on my roundoff combos and i avoid kicking combos whenever possible

day 2232 – jerk complex

still a week of getting comfortable with the clean and jerk motion. staying on the light side doing the tech work. the complex is the same as last week with the exception of doubling up on theĀ jerks. i definitely felt better and more stable compared to last session. my body is gradually remembering what it used to do, but one thing i realize from the video is my split stance is on the short side

day 2231 – nacho game

this team of white girls was not only huge, they were also fiesty. thankful no injuries resulted from any of the rough plays. i got an elbow to the head, shoved away in front of my own net and countless chops to the stick. i laid out a big hit, unfortunately it was to my own teammate when we were both rushing towards the puck at the blue line. we drew first blood but they tied it in the third. luckily it ended in a tie game even after a frantic overtime