day 1757 – coaching face

i laughed a little when a parent emailed me this picture that he captured while i was teaching. i guess my face said it all; i shall not show satisfaction for as long as i can ask for more. i’d be the first to admit i’m not an easy instructor to please because i’ll always be asking more of my students. overall, the progress they’ve shown through the training is telling. teaching aside, there’s a lot to ponder on in the next little while. so much up in the air that puts everything on the line. it’s a pretty big decision i cannot rush, but it’s a decision only i can make

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day 1716 – interval runs 

was occupied with meetings after meetings all day and even had to cancel tutor cause i was going overtime. i did, however, make it to the gym and ran until i was dripping sweat. it was a hard run and i definitely pushed it to the max but it’s the last of interval running before sun run day. until then, i’ll be tapering off and doing short ones here and there. then i realized that means no squatting or leg work for the next week either. that got me a little sad. i tell myself i have to temporarily put my weights on hold for a better sun run

day 1450 – coffee call

manager wants me to take over more of the talking with each conference call so eventually he doesn’t even sit in with me. i fielded most of the design questions this time and he complimented after the meeting. i can finally breathe after a week of frantic preparation for a conference call with manager and outsource designers. my manager wanted me to take more initiative in the call. i desperately reached for an afternoon coffee after the long haul. the one time i wear white to work and i still coffee on my favorite white shirt

day 1264 – chrome toys

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the gyms have been busy all week, but hopefully it dies down when the resolutioners can’t keep up. my eyes lit up when i saw a new chrome olympic bar sitting idle on the rack waiting for me. i see they finally decided to unwrap them from the boxes. both my workout and power skating class went well. the pain and discomfort is still there but  recovery is there too. it’s wishful thinking, but i hope i am back to normal by the end of this month. it was a productive day with workout, power skating, working from home and then preparing for the week as it will be another busy week ahead

day 1016 – hammy problems

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day one at the competition was spent watching the junior division and doing some final preparations, both physically and mentally. after slapping on cream, endless rolling and massages, i am doing some partner stretching on the floor. i will do whatever i can to make my leg kick tomorrow because nationals is my biggest event of the year. the nerves are starting to build up as the day wears on, but i think i have a more stable mindset to better manage the bad wolf inside. of course, talking to mo calms my nerves and puts my thoughts back into place

day 559 – what sun run

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what i was hoping would not happen is happening and i would deny the truth as long as i can. i received the confirmation package that i am registered for the sun run in two months time. been years since i last did the sun run when someone forced me so they could get bonus marks and did not thoroughly enjoy the process. i am not a cardio or running person but i guess it is a challenge i will have to accept. i might as well do some training to prevent humiliating myself

day 352 – casual friday

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it’s finally friday, felt like dressing casual and dressing down with jeans and loafers. time is flying by ever so quickly and another week comes to an end. looking forward to a different kind of weekend, where i actually have half a weekend like a normal person with saturday off teaching but still need to prepare for the long sunday haul