day 2402 – onezo rose

i taught through the whole taekwondo shift plus poomsae training and didn’t once get to sit down. i was so tired i honestly didn’t even care for dinner. all i wanted to do was make it out to onezo on their last day of rose tapioca. first time trying onezo, first time trying rose pearls and first time making a special trip just to get a bubble tea. the rose with the grapefruit pulp gave it a unique sweet and sour taste. i drank that and passed out before eleven o’clock hit

day 2297 – obligated instructor

img_20200124_1203143340427312071280178.jpgit was critical for me to be at taekwondo even just hanging onto the half a life i had left. i was feeling weak and dizzy while losing my voice but still felt the need to be there to make sure the students who’s getting ready for promotion got the proper stuff down. i stayed as long as i could last and helped the many i saw before i could no longer. at least i went home with the peace of mind that i gave it everything i had and supported my students in ways possible. now i’m just going to pass out early and rest this bronchitis

day 1856 – disassembled

pain is something i have a lot of experience of and much tolerance for. of the fifteen years i’ve been seeing my physio, i never felt so close to passing out from the pain inflicted. wanting to get me back into my sports and away from dysfunctional shoulder, he didn’t hold back and completely crushed me into bits. i laid on the massage table for an extra minute before i could regain my senses and pick myself off it and onto my feet. even at the end of the day, it hurt so much that my whole shoulder is numb and to the point it’s lost all its powers and ability to move. the analogy is a race car arriving at a pit stop to get ripped apart for repairs. felt a lot like physio tore me apart and reassembled my shoulder. this is the price i pay to fix my shoulder, but i’d rather pay for it to get me back in the game without restrictions

day 1572 – promotion test

after calling out the test for one hundred and thirty students, i get some well deserved mat time. it was insane for me to lead every individual group from white to red belt, more talking than i would do in a whole week. it was more oa test for me than the students as fifties and sixties is the normal range. i don’t think i’ll survive another one of these tests alone so another instructor better step up soon. got home after some window shopping and a long promotion test in time to have my first meal of the day just shy of nine o’clock

day 1153 – trifecta

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glad to report productivity was quite high today; it was a good balance of both work and exercise. a crazy way to finish the last six hours of my monday but definitely sets the tone for the week. i had everything all in one night – first was coaching, second came dodgeball and third was hockey. played an okay game with two good scoring chances and the team got a lucky overtime win. i survived off the snacks that i could fit in on my drives to and from events. i am so done for the night; i just want to pass out the minute i get home

day 1011 – unsleeping

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coaching this early saturday morning made difficult when i could barely keep my eyes open. had one of those sleepless nights where my stomach was feeling unsettling, likely from the food at dinner. so overkilled with taekwondo, i really didn’t feel like practicing myself even though everything in my body tells me i must. after following through regardless, i went straight home and passed out. i’m disappointed plans had to change and the streak was broken, but i just couldn’t stay awake

day 480 – what happened??

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waking up next morning to find photos on our phones of all the weird things we actually did and awkward messages we sent. all evidence shows that we must have had the time of our lives. all i remembered was we enjoyed ourselves last night with a little act of violence and some of us went to the washroom too many times. the last thing i recalled was playing drunken twister and falling to the ground my head getting sat on. it’s one of those times you wished social media wasn’t so accessible. not sure at which point i fell asleep but we woke up in the morning seeing the chaos and feeling like zombies, but nothing will stop us from going for some recovery dimsum