day 2247 – kip up

i was forced to re-train aerials because my ankle was feeling wonky after a landing. big surprise came as my long lost aerial, that wasn’t even close to landing for weeks, felt super solid on blue mat today. the bonus of the session came at the end when thought i’d get a few reps of kip ups in to close the night. somehow it just started to click today; i fluked the first one and fluked another half a dozen. i’m reminded that sometimes reward comes simply from being stubborn and persistent about training and getting reps in. i’m hoping that’s the case for some of the other moves i’m chasing

day 1628 – stick check 

got my sticks newly cut and taped for my real return to fishsticks since october. it’s been quite the wait, painful to say the least, but that’s what makes every shift that much more precious. though we had a really short bench, we skated hard until the end and got a few back. i felt good out there knowing i didn’t forget how to play or skate. i had fun on the ice and that’s all i asked for, the point was a bonus. the point race puts a little friendly fire so to push us to work harder to earn the bet

day 476 – canucks swag

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super awesome friend brought my jersey to canucks meet and greet to get some autographs, but i received much more than that. the trevor linden plaque with autograph was a big bonus and now a linden jersey would make my collection pretty extensive and complete. who knows maybe one day i will meet linden my long time childhood idol himself in person and take a photo with him

day 314 – sunset

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what started off as a rainy and wet morning turned into a fairly sunny evening. a fitting stroll along kitsilano beach was called for after being bloated with lots of malaysian food. i wasn’t able to walk for long, but a short calming walk along beach with summer winds blowing against our faces and witnessing the sunset was still a bonus. vancouver does treat us well with the abundance of surrounding water