poomsae uniform debut

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okay i am not going to lie, i am as tired as i look in that picture all due to plenty of last minute cramming. not to mention dealing with a completely battered body because of cramming in late night practices days before. had a severe groin pull and major pre competition mental crisis even my friend ben couldn’t help out this time no matter how many times i slapped it on myself. luckily the adrenaline carried me through my part of the competition, but my groin was immobile the rest of the way and i needed major help in every way. i was contemplating for the longest time if it was the right time to pull out my new poomsae uniform, simply because i don’t feel ready and worthy of wearing this just yet. given what i had to work with, i am satisfied with my performance and no one can deny that

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day 584 – pig out

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my competition performance was alright despite the overall standings showing otherwise. i needed to put on bengay three times to pull off a gutsy performance which numbed the pain and got me through my poomsae. but as i sit here at dinner time, i fretful admit i used up all my quota and can no longer stand or sit without pain. now just looking to recover and get better before the next competition. after spending the entire day at competition, it was time to digress and feast. stayed out late chatting it up and didn’t climb into bed until 5am no thanks to daylight savings

day 213 – competition day

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bc champs rushed upon me faster than one could imagine. just wished that i could have had more practice time but untimely injuries really cost me. imagining even one week ago i was still unable to stand on one leg, i have to accept that this would be nothing but an uphill climb. yet i was still expected to win, so much pressure and expectation. i didn’t step up like i should have and i feel like i failed everyone

day 201 – back on track

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today is a good day as my physio cleared me to resume light activities and training in preparation for competition. my eyes glowed and my heart exploded with joy when he broke the news to me. pleasantly surprised my physio got me back on my feet so quickly, i can’t thank my physio and kinesiologist enough for everything but i take some credit since i had to listen to stay put, work hard at rehab and do all those dorsiflexions. the best news in a week along with glimpse of sunshine in the afternoon

day 198 – doctors note

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physio’s final words for me until further notice, but to me it feels more like a death sentence. my physio knows me best so i will try to cooperate and trust that he can get me back as soon as possible. i will be ready once i get cleared but i also know that i may have to miss this competition