day 2526 – box spots

using my plyometric boxes as box squat spotters once again while i’m still in the recovery phase. the box squats felt better than last time so i added an extra thirty pounds compared to last week. i’m hopeful that i can resume regular squats soon but i also understand i won’t push it too hard too quickly. there’s still a lot of squatting ahead of me so what’s another two weeks of recovery. i’ll take the progress i’m given

day 2518 – box squats

i knew going in, that today’s lift was going to be difficult no matter what i do. i couldn’t do conventional squats without a proper working knee so modified it to box squats. box squatting an empty would be a win. it felt comfortable after a couple of warm up sets so started adding a few weights which soon became the green plates. pretty happy that the knee is progressing to the point where i could load some weight and bend as low as parallel

day 2514 – push knees

even though i was told not to push my knee too hard too quickly, i felt the need to test the limits and keep pushing the boundaries. i kept trying to get into a squat position, but the knee felt super uncomfortable and restrictive and probably had only sixty percentage of my normal range. still, i’m going to keep pushing it every moment i can in hopes to speed up the recovery. it’s only been three days, but i’m already tired of sitting out. with the current state of my knee and finger, i will not land any new move on the floor to lift that bubble tea ban

day 1998 – shin splints

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the shin splints got really bad today. i had a really hard time at taekwondo, but still had a hockey game to play afterwards. we were so short of skaters this game; we just rolled the skaters since we could only muster two on the bench. right before hockey, i did a retape and also did a combination of heat pad and vyper rolling. not helping the shin by having hockey on back to back nights

day 1786 – thoracolumbar

img_20200204_190327344981603760484917.jpgnot how i had planned out my thursday. i had to leave work early, miss bootcamp and skip softball to visit my chiropractor. only then had i found out i injured my thoracolumbar junction. i’m in so much pain i couldn’t rotate, bend or reach. i wanted to continue with my sports, but there was really no range for that. of course, i tried to tape my own back and needed to prove it can be done. i struggled behind the mirror for over an hour before putting it with proper tension. only then i realized the jammed part of the vertebrae had a softball sized bruise

day 1729 – tape-less tape job

img_20200130_2119092999369881383456291.jpgreplacing new tape on top of old tape all week long. it appears i have tape on even when i don’t actually have any on. it’s been that kind of life since last week and i’m surviving off tape job after tape job until i can go into physio. as it stands, my workload is so insane there’s no way i can take time off for an appointment. this doesn’t stop me from going to dodgeball, and won’t stop me from going to taekwondo

day 1724 Рsunrun package 

being handed my green bib and corporate team tech shirts today made it apparent that the sunrun is only days away. this will be my third time doing the biggest run in vancouver and first time in the green division. i had pretty high expectations for this run but i’m not sure what to expect after taking an ill-advised dive earlier this week. all i can do is tape up my knee and hope that i can finish like i had set out to do. all i’m asking for is to keep pushing as long as my tape job holds up my knee together 

day 1691 – she-unit

showing up in plain white beaters and snapbacks for another year of kings and queens tournament. the tournament competition level was very high as always and although we didn’t make it far into the elimination rounds, it’s always good to be with the gang. good thing my chiropractor was on site to do some heavy taping on my shoulder so i could hold it down enough to play. i must say it was weird playing in white beaters and i don’t think i’ll consider that again

30 share it [ten]

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back at home with a hot shower and just chilling with the need to do some reflection. thanks to chiropractor on site for putting my two ribs back into place so i can play my games today. i wasn’t hallucinating nor exaggerating when i complained my back and neck was out but of course i can only say so much before i realize it’s pointless. i’ve decided on a few things so i don’t get unnecessarily hurt

day 1138 – ktaping

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it drives me insane being away from the gym for so many consecutive days. with physio’s help, the ktape and painkiller, my body gave it a valiant effort but still had a tough time. even my high pain tolerance didn’t allow me to do things the way i should be able to. what does it take to get back to my normal?? the week was full of ups and downs¬†but i still had a fun weekend living the normal life with mo. the time together makes us grow together; we need to learn to get through things both highs and Iows