day 1187 – mat privileges

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what i’ve been stressing out about has finally arrived. stepping on the mat for my first competition this season. after an offseason of training, i feel more conditioned physically and mentally to have a stronger competition season. i felt i had my top game today; fueled myself properly and zoned in the second my pre-game warm up began. i’m happy with my shipjin, the best it’s ever been and came out with a bronze. i had a lot of fun this portland trip but four days running around at the venue is exhausting. it’s time to go home and get a good night’s sleep

day 1073 – box on box

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stacking them boxes and going to work on those jumps. if practice makes perfect, practice will get me back to hitting the height i once made at my peak before i took a break from box jumps. it feels so close yet so far at the same time. maybe it’s a sign i am getting heavier, too heavy for my own good. i need to make some necessary adjustments to get what i want. that also means i’ll stay persistent and keep going until i make it

day 892 – new nemesis

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i knew the day would come when i would outgrow my pipe and needed to find a harder alternative. for as much as i use my rollers, my body has developed enough immunity to the pipe it no longer serves me justice. i have passed the stages of foam, firm foam, even firmer foam, ridged foam, plastic and pipe in sequential order; let’s get straight to the point and go for metal. found a new effective tool to roll out my frequently overused legs and get it to a functional state

day 863 – depot run

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flashback to getting my pipe roller from home depot. i bet the clerk was very suspicious of what this girl is building with pieces of pvc pipe. i go out of my way to doing what i need for maintenance. going to the gym is one of the absolute worst time to forget my phone and that’s exactly what happened today. i felt so lost and naked because i don’t have my headphones and music to get me through the grueling demands. but what needs to be done must be done

day 855 – get it together

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feeling really upset with myself today for making poor decisions. also feeling upset that my hyperextended elbow got worse during dodgeball tonight. not cool especially with my all important playoffs coming up this weekend. no doubt i will turn it around starting tomorrow and stay the course. can’t stress how important it is from here on, no more hiccups allowed. need to constantly remind myself i have important things to do and big goals to reach

day 699 – back to reality

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my so called vacation came to an end and life back to normal again. i am ready for another vacation and more travelling of explorations and adventures. although i wouldn’t even consider it a vacation since┬ápartial seriousness was required for competition. guess it’s time to look forward and plan for the next competition, but before then, there’s a lot of training and work to be done

day 639 – can-am demo

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second year at can-am competition invited to demonstrate as part of the opening ceremony. no change to lots of waiting, standing around and listening to speeches, but what changed is we weren’t second last team in the program. another demo completed, another thing off my plate, and now i can finally focus on training for the┬ácompetition that’s been on my mind for weeks and months. mind you there’s only one week left until the big day and i don’t feel nearly as ready as i should be