day 2120 – flips and flops

packing could wait for until i was done my flips. i was adamant on going to flightclub tonight because it’s the last one before my long trip. i had both my ankles taped just to air on the safe side. my back tucks felt strong today. pretty happy i landed all my back tucks with shoes and no spot, meaning now i have a high chance of doing some while i’m other countries. it’ll still feel very different on harder surfaces, but i’m still willing to try

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day 2103 – escape room

slept until 1pm because saturday night shenanigans didn’t end until 5am. continuing my crazy birthday weekend with flightclub family that started with earl’s happy hour, then escape room puzzle solving and ended with an open gym session. it was great both the groups solved the mystery and escape our respective rooms. the giant birthday back tuck circle during open gym was definitely a bonus that capped it all off. i’m grateful so many people in my life wanted to hangout and celebrate my birthday with me

day 2083 – sanders sanding

brought all my plyometric boxes into flightclub so we could all so some sanding together. we waited until the parking lot cleared out before we got started and didn’t finish until well past dinner time. at that point, i was too tired to join them for late night wings, so i went home and ate whatever was leftover. i should have been more prepared to be covered in sawdust. now that sanding is complete, i’m debating if i should do a paint job and add a rubber surface to the tops

day 2062 – roundoff backtuck

precisely my reaction after landing my roundoff backtuck on flightclub floor. it most definitely lifted a lot of poundage off my shoulders. i was really close in february, but ended up jamming my ankle that started all my ankle woes. since then, my roundoff was never the same because my body would subconsciously protect it. that didn’t change the fact that i kept pushing it which really punished my ankles. i’m so happy that i finally landed my first. it was worth the wait because landing a solid one today is much better than a marginal one a month ago. stringing up a strong finish to march landing this and improving the consistency of my standing backtucks

day 2059 – line tucks

though my roundoff has been feeling terrible with my ankles having direct correlation, my back tucks have been getting better and better. this is largely a result of being pushed and challenged to hit a certain number or bust one out when called upon. as a result of the repetition, i’m way more comfortable and confident doing them on the floor without a spot, anywhere in the gym. i’ll definitely keep up with doing them because every opportunity is a chance to better them and fine tune them

day 2049 – containing

the weekend was nonexistent and it’s back to work for another week. i contemplated if i should go or skip flipping because my stomach wasn’t feeling good and was so tired from the weekend activities. i went in the end thinking i’ll take it as it comes. it wasn’t too bad since i got a chance to practice my cheat kicks and of course some random front tucks and back tucks

day 2034 – delta floor

i shouldn’t be here but i am. joing the flightclub crew for an open gym session at delta gymnastic facilities. it doesn’t seem like too much has changed to the gym since i was last here years ago. i really shouldn’t be doing anything on my feet the day after jamming my ankle attempting roundhouse back tucks on the floor. the purpose of this session is defeated because of that, but i showed up as promised. the falls i had sure dampened the mood, but doesn’t change the fact that the move i’ve been urning for is within reach. i will have to heal up and go hard at it again