day 1535 – supreme skating

first runs on ice with my new supremes and they felt immensely better. hockey is much better when the skates don’t hurt me to the point where i can’t even lace them up and choose to resort to old skates. all signs points the right direction after having played two games, ¬†but will evaluate after a few more. even with a chiro visit in the morning, that wrist is still seriously bothering me. taping it up gives it support and helps restrict movement, but without a wrist mobility, my pass and shot game is compromised

day 1527 – slopitch team

aside from chasing a pitch first at bat, i settled down and had myself a very strong game. played a good hard game and ran the bases hard. my offense went three for four, made solid contact, got a rbis, and beat out some throws. there was lots of action at first base this game and even i surprised myself with all the catches and shags. i quite like it at first base, but also like using my speed to track down balls. i’m rounding out to be a good utility player that can fit multiple positions. i hope to try my hand at shortstop one day 

day 1508 – dodgeballers unite


tournament of champions is not just any dodgeball tournament. of course there’s vdl, rdl, cdl, sdl, but it’s super cool to see teams from calgary, edmonton, toronto, victoria, seattle. through the round robin, my team was in the middle of the pack of the open division. we played well in the playoffs and went further than expected. we fell behind two games in two series, only to come back and win it. i made some good catches and snipes but my best came with the clutch kill to avoid a fifth game showdown and push the team into next round

day 1478 – obyf social

another casual but always entertaining obyf end of season party. play as a team on the court, every one for themselves when playing exploding kittens. before we know it, the eight of us have been together for eight seasons going on nine. it’s amazing how obyf has developed into an iconic wednesday team. playing with this bunch has been so rewarding because we’ve never had a bad season no matter where the standings put us. we’ll be taking another run for another title

day 1338 – sprung out

sprung out of spring break and easily had one of my best showing this season. played a strong five and six today; had some extra firepower behind my throws and catching was on point. gstrings are starting to round into form and both teamwork and communication is steadily improving. there’s never a dull moment playing with these girls. aside from all the distractions, it’s good to see myself zone in and play a hard strong game

day 1306 Рexec social 

a vdl event that gathers execs so those who don’t do league ops nor play every night gets a chance to hangout. i am usually unable to make it out to these events, but i had a gap before working at blackbelt test. taking over most of steamworks eating and socializing while getting good laughs playing board games. the company was good but the food was horrible; i ended up eating my first hotdog since korean festival two summers ago. a laid back afternoon that momentarily got my mind off taekwondo where i was low key stressing out for my competition

day 1289 – all girls team

week one of six girls coming together, all with sound dodgeball fundamentals. i had a great time at dodgeball tonight and racking up wins with executed teamwork. although i didn’t make nearly as many catches, i had the arm going throwing out at least a dozen players. this has to be one of my top vdl moments in my many seasons of dodgeball; one that had a lot of laughter and positive vibe. tiering up is just a matter of time. there’s a lot to look forward to for this season