day 980 – lift together

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after a full day of work, we’re together in our happy place putting in some real work. the span of grueling training period can be described as my body beaten and smashed into pieces. i told myself i’ll be lazy and restriction-free this week before dialing in once again. being me, slowly down gyming just doesn’t happen…so onward with my second gym session in as many days since returning. my body is majorly exhausted and feeling the effects of the layoff, but getting back into the the thick of lifting is what makes it happy. those who train together stays together

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day 791 – bottoms up

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fueling on my bcaa tonight like it’s the last thing i do today. i know very well that i had worked hard today and most definitely be sore tomorrow. just hope to minimize the degree of soreness and decrease the chances of being sore for too long cause i got a full week ahead of me. getting back to it after a prolonged period of time and definitely happy with today’s progress as things are coming along

day 568 – sheep year’s first

imageit’s a good start to my sheep year when i can go to the gym on the very first day. my poor legs and glutes are still sore but if i can walk, i make no exceptions. felt like today was an important one for me just to get myself going again and i do feel like i have turned the corner somewhat. i want to make sure i gear down and do it right because there’s really little time and little room for error. let’s make the year of the sheep a good one

day 557 – lazy days

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continuing with my restful recovery week and lazy days turned out to be not so lazy afterall. the entire week has been very uneventful and least flattering, being stuck at home and unavailable for any physical activities made me feel beyond useless. i felt less dizzy today so decided to go to the gym and if i get through that without lasting ill-effects, i am heading up the mountain tomorrow

day 450 – atop the podium

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standing on top of the podium amongst that company meant much more than just winning because it felt extra awesome knowing i am starting to round into my form after months and months of continuous struggles with some severe injuries. still far from where i want to be but i will seek ways to do what i can to get to where i want. through this whole process i learned to deal with the unexpected, work with what i had and make the best out of the condition i was given. can’t say it wasn’t a long and difficult road back but hardwork and patience of rehab does pay off. there were also moments of doubts where i thought it was the end but i am glad i didn’t let that happen otherwise i wouldn’t be standing atop the podium. beating some blue pants is a telling tale and a sweet comeback. can’t wait to get mine. it’s good to be back

day 354 – rain at wwtd

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mother nature obviously shows no love for walk with the dragon. was hit by a big heat wave last year and massive down pour the year before. so glad one of our major annual demo event is finally over and things slow down a little before competition season picks up again. my own part of the performance was far from good in my standards, could have and should have been much better. it’s been a long and steep recovery road the past eight weeks and a grind cramming in practices prematurely. this was the ultimate test for my knee but very content it passed the test and is finally rounding into form. i can’t complain