day 2267 – brief scare

taking that puck off my arm in last night’s game was a heart stopper for sure. my mind flashed back to so many things that happened during the time i broke my thumb. it narrowly missed my wrist bone; had it hit, i can’t imagine what the outcome could’ve been. i had at looked at by my physio friend and thankful i didn’t have to go to the hospital. i admit i play aggressive, but i swear i’m not careless

day 598 – constantly rolling

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it has been two weeks since my groin strain and there’s still so much restriction and off limit activities. i was told i am only allowed to do gentle stretches and even then sometimes it still doesn’t want to cooperate. no doubt any kicking and stretches not deemed mild are off limits and must refrain from doing them for the greater good. i need this to heal sooner rather than later because it kills me to be inactive

the truth of success

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often people have very ambitious goals and so happens to be right after new years for obvious reasons. it’s one thing to set goals but its another thing to do what it takes to achieve it. the saying it’s easier said than done is true to its words, i would know. but make sure once you set these goals, you back it up with action or else it only gets lost and becomes a dream in never never land. the road to success isn’t meant to be easy. in fact, more often than not, every goal is a long winding road that will involve many setbacks and obstacles along the way. don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t turn out exactly how you envisioned, keep looking forward and slowly but surely you will reach your goal

twenties series: [four] body

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once a body part is injured, it will never be the same and will never get back to its original state. it’s no secret that i have been shattered and broken through the years, my history is longer than what you can imagine. many think i am crazy for not taking the necessary breaks when i am injured and making premature and spontaneous decisions to return to action. in the past i have always believed bumps and bruises won’t stop me from doing what i do, neither does sprains and breaks. thankful for the handful of people who takes care of me and picks me up when i fall and gets me back in the game; plus the numerous people have been around to always remind me to tame it down. i still believe that but i am much more aware and concerned with the risks i take. the older i grow, the more i understand the importance of taking care of my body and doing the necessary rehab. i learned that are no shortcuts and abbreviated version of the road to recovery, i wished i learned that before my body lost the ability to sense pain and stopped sending my brain the correct stimuli. i can guarantee i am working much harder to recover correctly, taking care of my problems head on and get back stronger. i will not give up the sports i love, but i will do all with more caution and continue to do the maintenance work required. i think i am starting to understand the saying take care of your body, it’s the only thing you have to live in

day 362 – picking up where i left off

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i have not set foot near the squat rack ever since my knee exploded. for the first time in nine weeks, i had the courage to step up to it again, but this time not having an expectations. to my astonishment, i was able to lift the same weight i had just prior to the injury. even though it’s not much and there’s so much to improve upon, it meant the world to me. it made my day and i can say i am truly satisfied. now i will work even harder to build up that weight

sports never stop

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it’s obvious where my passion is at and what i will continue to do no matter how many times i get injured. there’s no substitute in life that gives me as much satisfaction and pleasure so i am going to ride it until the very end. just being able to do them is a gift i never take for granted. it’s all about getting up after every fall and know that i will be okay because i have the greatest team behind me to get me back in the game. others can scrutinize and criticize me for putting myself through all that pain, but that doesn’t change the way i go about it. it is part of that fire that burns from within which makes me fight back and want to become stronger and better. where no one out there can question how much this means to me and how badly competitive sports means to me. rest assured that no matter how many times i face adversity, i am determined to come out stronger than ever. i am an athlete afterall and that competitiveness never dies

day 302 – familiar territory

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erratic visits lately to fix my knee problems that’s been sidelining me for the past week. almost any kind of bending is prohibited aside from walking, this to me feels worse than imprisonment. three years today was the first time i broke my foot. how far i have come and how much i have gone through to get to this point and i will stop at nothing because i know it will only get stronger and better

day 264 – keep at it

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keeping my routine and not skipping even when my schedule is completely overloaded head high. it’s important i don’t sacrifice my gym time because i learned to build up slowly and take the necessary steps that will eventually get me to where i want to be. must work for it since  nothing comes overnight

day 251 – dig deep

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shutting myself off from the world and staying away from places that created all the frustration and uncertainties. taking all the bashing and fustigation and putting into perspective and using that to ignite the fight in me. trying to clear up my mind, refresh my soul and reenergize myself to continue moving forward in the path i have chosen. recognizing the only option i have is to dig deep and persevere, is the words of a good friend of mine

day 114 – throwback

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made this two and a half years ago to keep track of how many days my broken bones have kept off any sports, physical activities and much of my social life. every x marked each and every day that i suffered through, no doubt the worst time of my life. use this as a reminder to never give up on what i love, fight for my passion and always remember the tough times i had to go through to get to where i am today