day 1734 – triceratops

so much driving back and forth from vancouver and richmond just because i’m part timing in dinotown. after a play where the ball grazed my thumb the wrong way, it started not feeling right. knowing it’ll never be back to normal, i thought it was at least in a borderline functional state. just as i thought my thumb was back as good as it’ll ever be, i start getting doubts. i had to lay off immediately and make sure it doesn’t get worse. if it doesn’t get better, i’ll have to wear my splint again just to play 

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day 1509 – power tool

today was my plyo focus day so here i was deloading but accelerating. it was pretty empty at the hour i went so i made good use of it and took up as much space as i possibly could. the power that i used to rip the olympic bar caused scrapes and bruises on my shin. that was a very satisfying session as i unlocked the fear that bands are over my head. clearly i had nothing to fear and my power game is able to handle it

day 1009 – fix the unfixed

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an appointment was more than necessary because my parts are not feeling right. just having one of my periodic tune up because i tend to go crazy and do stupid things to myself, but now is not the time as it’s time to lighten up again. i feel more reassuring after being realigned and everything is suppose to work like normal. i am reminded time after time to play responsibly at playoffs this weekend

day 923 – therapy

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one of my goals heading into this year was to stay healthy and injury-free. my first physio checkup of the year; props to my body for making it out of january injury-free, or enough to stay functional and let me continue doing what i do. past couple days my body signalled something was misaligned and it was indeed correct. got my hip and knee fixed and a checkup for my finger and wrist. my body is getting better at spacing appointments further apart but physio warned my next checkup can’t be stretched out as far as this one

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 838 – post drink fest

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the day after drinking so much is usually a painful one with all sorts of hangover syndrome. i expected nothing less this time around having down so much more than my intended limit, but i must say i feel like recovery is a lot better than rdl pubnight. it was a fully loaded day with taekwondo, teaching and dodgeball practice, but i was fully functional throughout. found some of the finest pictures posted from the drink fest, i now have a better glimpse of how the night went. the weekend full of actitivites is great but man, i’ve eaten pretty shitty and terribly wrong all weekend long

resolution series: [eleven] eat clean

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there’s a saying “you are what you eat” and i couldn’t agree more. understanding the value of eating well goes a long way to staying healthy. i have always been told you must eat regularly and not skip meals so not to ruin your body clock. too late it’s already ruined and that’s exactly why i have chronic stomach issues. a lot of the times it can’t be helped because when i get busy cramming for deadlines, i lose track of time and forget to eat my meals. this is one of the things i have put emphasis on in trying to correct and make better. i can’t deny i am a picky eater and there are many things i choose not to eat simply because i don’t like it. but there’s also i lot of things i choose not to eat because my digestive system just doesn’t want to accept it. it has taken me a long time to realize my body actually doesn’t like starch all that much and that my digestive system is very sensitive to oily foods. simply reducing starch has made a positive impact to my well being, and the bonus is my stomach has thrown less tantrums. i still have a lot of inexplainable cravings at the most random times but i am trying hard to reduce and control that department. not saying i cannot have them, but just need to keep a close tab on it and only use it sparringly. staying hydrated still troubles me since i can never consume enough water to maintain what people call hydrated, and no one will believe me when i say my body operates just fine with less water. my conclusion is: eat like shit, feel like shit