day 2641 – dialed in lifts

the busy week has not allowed me to touch my weights at all, but that may have been a good thing. all my lifts were strong and dialed in today. the technique and timing of my clean and jerks felt good; i had little problem getting fifty-three kilos up, which was my tested personal record. my snatch doubles off the block were solid. the forty two kilos went up smooth and easy, even the coach said so which is a rarity. i’m going to make a bold year end goal for a forty nine kilo snatch and fifty eight kilo clean and jerk

day 2340 – century snatch

hit a high of forty three kilo snatch back in august and been stuck for the longest time. i matched that a couple times but couldn’t surpass it no matter how i tried. my goal of snatching the yellow plates was pretty much done for once the final week of the year rolled around. i walked in this morning thinking i’d give it one last shot and i’ll accept it knowing i gave it everything i had. i worked my way up to the century mark and took four attempts before i made it. good thing i didn’t pack it in before i succeeded or i would never have felt how fruitful the outcome was

day 969 – western brunch

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sleeping in and enjoying a western brunch sounds like a good way to spend my easter saturday. homecooking is harder than it looks, as seen with the failed sunny side ups. it’s not my typical morning food for it’s oilyness, but there’s always some exceptions and portion control is the key. i can’t recall when i last had a day to relax and be outside filling myself with some fresh air. this is just the way i envision spending my rare saturday off, and definitely something i look forward to getting more of

day 918 – officially landed

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words cannot justify or describe how i am feeling right now. today is a good day; no, today is a great day full of surprises and accomplishments i have yet to soak in. i went to the gym for some cardio even though i thought it was a terrible idea to go before tumbling. not knowing how long i would last, i was set on stopping when i felt tired. that was negligible because i went through the entire duration like never before. hours after that, i made my floor to floor goal a reality. i knew i have been close for a while and i knew i had all the pieces but each time i would be missing a piece or two. until today, i had all my pieces working and officially landed it. that to me, is the biggest hurdle i had to overcome and the first step to building much more

day 908 – post week one

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week one of rdl season four in the books and it was a successful one. the gang having post dodgeball late night snack – their late night snack. playing together as a team for the first time, we had a very good night racking up nine wins against some tough opponents. i think this team has great potential and will only improve as the season goes on. for someone who went through a tough high rep training prior to dodgeball and exhausted to the point where putting gear on was quite difficult, i played ridiculously well. but why am i surprised as history shows i play better tired

day 905 – my setup

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after the first round, i felt like i was going to die and making it out of the gym alive was questionable. i thought to myself that stopping after round one would be a huge letdown and wouldn’t be a good representation of what i am truly capable of. i kept chugging on one exercise to the next, hoping to at least finish with a respectable amount before i call it quits. i am truly amazed at what i accomplished today. not only did i finish all rounds of all exercises, but i am able to walk out of this gym feeling good about what i willed myself to do. i would say my first go of my modified workout went well. i’m totally okay with having sore legs and not being able to walk tomorrow

day 880 – underconstruction crew

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a lunch date and christmas exchange with the underconstruction crew. i haven’t received my present from my secret santa yet, but i’ll take into consideration it must travel across seven seas. it’s amazing the friendship of this crew reached twelve years and counting. this girl and i shared incredibly crazy memories in our years at hamber. we had classes together, shared lockers, spent mornings, lunchtimes, afterschools, practices, post practices and weekends together. upon doing the math, it equates to over ninety hours on a weekly basis. we’d devote lots of those hours harassing and beating each other up to our heart’s content. even though we don’t see each other as often nowadays, she remains one of my dearest friend

day 836 – no better feeling

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continuing my obligatory blenz matcha remedy after physio appointments because each visit usually entails a long list of exercises and much pain inflicted. today’s appointment went extremely well, probably one of the best i have had in years. i cannot express how ecstatic i felt when physio told me my knee is recovering well, no misalignments and everything is holding up nicely with the exception of some minor spasms and tightness. i had a good feeling about this because i have been feeling great prior to the appointment and this just confirms it. it’s funny how many take what i have been longing for as a given, but for me, being pain free is a rarity and means the world to me

day 835 – twist and twirl

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had my fair share of leg work today working lots on twists and twirls. slowly but surely things are getting better and looking a whole lot smoother. i am excited because the timing and feeling are definitely coming along and consistency has improved drastically, meaning i am regaining my form again. still a long way to go to get it down nice and compact, but i hope that soon i will be able to land it without hesitation. best of all, my legs and the rest of my body is feeling great even after all that so i am ready to see what physio says tomorrow

day 834 – i like climbing

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wandering around false creek on this off day doing what i like to do, climbing things and breaking rules. yes, there’s a sign that says please do not climb, but sometimes it’s worth pushing boundaries. spending remembrance day going about some adventures, then also being proactive and completing a circuit before the day’s end. everything i accomplished felt like a very fulfilling day to me and i really do wish i could have more days where i feel this way