day 2514 – push knees

even though i was told not to push my knee too hard too quickly, i felt the need to test the limits and keep pushing the boundaries. i kept trying to get into a squat position, but the knee felt super uncomfortable and restrictive and probably had only sixty percentage of my normal range. still, i’m going to keep pushing it every moment i can in hopes to speed up the recovery. it’s only been three days, but i’m already tired of sitting out. with the current state of my knee and finger, i will not land any new move on the floor to lift that bubble tea ban

day 2466 – elevate it

i was told to keep my ankle moving, but elevate it whenever possible, so naturally thought of doing some handstands. i was also bored out of my mind during the day time finding things to do and shows to watch. it also bothered me so much contemplating if i could still train tonight. at training, i was sad because it occurred to me that i had absolutely no plans for my birthday tomorrow. i guess everyone forgot about my special day

day 2462 – zoom jackbox

girls doing a wednesday virtual game night playing jackbox party packs. we had to setup three consecutive zoom sessions because of the forty minute limit. hopefully we can use a different hosting platform next time so we don’t have to switch in and out in between games. gaming has taken over a lot of my free time, and it’ll likely continue through the duration of this covid quarantine

day 2458 – bake cookies

felt quite lethargic from the moment i woke up this morning. i cut my lifting session short because i was running really low on gas. i only completed my cleans and front squat complex plus the row and good morning superset. i felt super bored in the afternoon so popped the cookie dough made by my friend. i shared the freshly baked white chocolate walnut cookies with my parents and ate the remaining three

day 2455 – catan expansion

what i can do within the house is quite limited. at times i feel bad letting the days go by not having been productive. i’ve never been a gamer, but playing on steam is a viable option. i’m now very addicted to both star chef and settlers of catan, but still have yet to get hooked on sims. staying inside tonight playing the catan expansion – cities and knights. this expansion is interesting in a way where you have to play both an individual game and team game

day 2451 – skytrain stroll

saturday evening social distancing stroll has become a regular thing when covid is in effect. i’m so glad the weather has been good to us so we could spend time outdoors. i for one would go insane if i was trapped indoors with no activity. we walked one skytrain station and back which turned out to be a lengthy forty five minute walk. we walked at a leisurely pace, but somehow my bad knee was in some discomfort by the end

day 2437 – bucket snatch

i was challenged to do the trending bucket snatch or clean and jerk and decided to give it a go because i’m utterly bored and feel the need to entertain myself. i filled the each bucket with about six litres of water. the hardest part was not the weight itself, but dealing with the wobbly pvc pipe. the handle of the bucket also came off as i caught it above my head. i must admit it was a pretty fun challenge. i’m sure my neighbor got a good kick out of watching me from their porch

day 2431 – houseparty

downloaded houses party so we could still continue our monthly games night, but virtual games night this time because of social distancing. there’s only four games on this app but not going to complain since we found this for free. my favourite of the four was the chips and guac. it would be more fun if we had a few more players and i hope we do for next time

day 2430 – sticky bug

was so bored stuck at home i literally ran up the wall. i decided to put some time into two of my weaknesses – handstand and bridge. i did a few sticky bugs to get a sense of upside down positioning. then did some bridging and increased it from a ten second hold to a twenty second hold. i also spent some time stretching because i need to get back into practicing my poomsae kicking. i’d like to add these to my quarantine routine

day 2427 – nacho zoom

while social distancing has distanced the nacho friends, we needed a way to virtually see each other’s faces. it was good to see what everyone was up to during the quarantine days. all of us are bored and some of us have lost our day to day jobs. i hope to set up a zoom video conferencing regularly just so all of us can stay in touch and stay sane during this crazy time