day 2061 – goaltending

one of the things i’ve always wanted to try growing up was to play goalie on ice. i got that chance today during squirtle open ice. playing in net was fun, but i didn’t enjoy putting on twenty extra pounds of gear. i imagine i’d be a hasek type goalie who sprawls into full out stretches, but a bad groin didn’t allow me to go down into butterfly all that much. i had a really good catching side that carried over from softball, but the blocker side was rather uncoordinated. i was drenched in sweat by the time our session ended

day 1950 – gold medal card

i was convinced to buy the gold medal card in a heartbeat after seeing the deal steve nash had offered. it’s the season my skiing set and boarding gear comes out of its long hibernation. i’d like to hit the mountains a few times this winter season but i’ll see how packed my schedule comes out to be. it’s one of my many recreations that shall always be a part of my winter tradition

day 1763 – strung racket

got my steam racket restrung, finally, and ready to hit some tennis balls. crazy that over the course of the idleness, it has lost twelve pounds of tension. i’m really looking forward to the prime time on the court now that the weather is getting really good. i forgot how much i love playing and watching this sport, and how it will always be one of my favourite childhood sports growing up. also looking forward to catching some local tournaments whenever possible

day 1686 – skate tongue 

playing for the first time with my skate tongue in and i kind of like how the skate is more snug on me. the order of putting on gear will have to be slightly altered but that’s something to get used to. not feeling great after a barely catching any sleep, but still had to push for a rushed deadline today. took a nap alongside some tylenol and even then just wasn’t quite enough to be in game shape. my reaction and timing was off, but i did play a well defensive game covering for centres and coming back for odd man rushes. tempted to take a little time off work if possible; a little rest would be nice for my current tired soul

day 1224 – put on ice

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the drive to the rink was icy, but i wanted to play my game after writing my final exam and handing in the term project that made me sacrifice games the past two weeks. the final was confusing but i walked out and glad to be done. on the ice, a guy nailed me from behind with a cross check. i was fine and got up immediately to stay in the play but my teammates were sticking up for me. glad to know they got my back and didn’t take exception to a nasty hit. i can feel my battery is pretty depleted; not much energy left in me but i still got good chances and best of all my team came out on top

day 1143 – hockey storage

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my hockey gear has migrated into it’s proper placed – organized in my garage corner. the storage was designed by yours personally. i put a lot of care and went through many iterations to use my space with maximum efficiency. i didn’t feel any pre-game jitters but definitely felt anxious to get my first action at game pace. i had a good first game and a lot of fun; skated hard, played my position and focused on the big picture. happy to say that my back wasn’t an issue aside from the times i got bodychecked

day 1111 – my nano

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the arrival of my order with my new nano got me super excited. my shoe racks are getting very full and soon i will need an expansion, but i felt like it was the right time to treat myself to another pair of crossfit training shoes. i can never get tired of shopping for sports stuff, and i can never have too much training gear. i am feeling amped up and ready to take these into the gym and do more aggressive lifts