day 1755 – quarry rock


speeding through the crowds of quarry rock to finish the entire route in fifty nine minutes. this is by far the fastest timed quarry rock i’ve ever done. it was relatively cool the whole hike up. it wasn’t until we were heading down for lunch when the sun started to peek out. although the original plan was to do st mark’s summit, upon arrival, the conditions appear unsafe. i’m glad we made the right choice because i wasn’t prepared to hike in snow with regular runners

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day 1754 – movie marathon


i did absolutely nothing today except eat dumplings to go with my movie marathon. i need days like this when i could sleep in with no alarm clock waking me up at 6:05, no rush from work to games nor commitments. i even chose not to hit the gym because my body told me it needs the rest it deserves. this year the brand new phenomenon i’ve learnt is occasionally listening to my body instead of my always go go go reponse

day 1753 Рkorean consulate 

if i didn’t give some random reason, my shift would have been way longer than the eight to six i had. the competition was unorganized from the beginning when they failed to setup the ticket table. it was so draining, i mainly had pockys and chocopies for lunch. nonetheless, it went well for most of my students. i’m very pleased with the hard work they put into this competition and making the improvements they did. stepping out onto the mats for the first time is daunting, i know far too well. seeing all my students improve makes itch to get back into competition myself, but somehow i held my ground 

day 1752 – wagers win


scoring my way through to winning the wager of a sushi meal. from the exterior, i would never have known this was a eatery until my friend highly recommended. everything about this place is authentic – the decor to the service and the food. we ordered a sushi set platter, suonomono, dungeness crab california roll and tempura udon. what i had today were one of the finest and freshest nigiris ever tasted

day 1751 – ultimate sub

it’s been a few years since a last played ultimate, but here i am subbing a double header. so much running and cardio involved in this sport; reminds me why it’s not my top pick. by the end of the two games, i had taken over seven thousand steps. i guess i wasn’t as tired as i would’ve been if it wasn’t for all that sunrun training. it took half the first game to get my lingo back and after i settled in, it turns out to be lots of fun 

day 1750 – suspending

that time playing on friend’s rings trying calisthenic moves while waiting for our carpool. i still remember we met up at midnight to do a red eye drive down to portland competition. the good old times when i am still active in the competition world, training and coaching at the same time. those days are gone and i no longer have the same competition goals anymore; maybe i finally realize it’s time to let go so my broken body won’t get anymore broken

day 1749 – expensive fuel

i can’t believe my eyes when the pump ejected my receipt. one full fill up now cost me eight nine cents short of a hundred. the cost of living in vancouver has gone up so much in both driving and living. it used to cost mid eighties for one tank of gas, now it’s almost triple digits. condos are so out of reach, it makes saving up for a down payment next to impossible. it makes me wonder what steps are required to follow the skyrocketing market in order for my generation to settle in vancouver