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 1504 – nothing extra

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one of the rare days i’m headed straight home from work because my hip and knee started causing havoc. i tried to alleviate the inflammation by icing, flossing, rolling, but nothing seemed to be the solution. i was optimistic it would get better evening so i should be good to go to the gym, but wasn’t the case. it got so bad that even with a knee brace on, all i really could do was sit in front of my desk and do some catch up paperwork

day 1129 – salt and pepper

img_20200124_1517195125112703379053205.jpgi was pretty bored and lazy today even though i had a ton of things waiting for me to do. the family commented on how rare it was to have me eat out with the rest of them. it’s been a long time since i hardly recall when and where was the last. it was such a long dinner, my everything was so stiff by the time we took the bill. got home and did some painful rolling so i can still move for team practice tomorrow. i’ll also get to my long to do list tomorrow

day 1088 – lemon dishes

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my parents taking me out for dinner on one of the rare days i have a sit down meal with them. it’s important i let them have a piece of my mind; at least now they have an idea of what’s going through my head. they took my opinions and thoughts relatively well. even though it seems like nothing is resolved, i do feel relieved to let it out. i no longer want to be carrying this rock on my shoulders because it’s a neverending burden

day 1061 – beach wedding

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at jericho beach attending a wedding ceremony on a hot and sunny day. the casual and free setting of the beach wedding was nice, but it needed a little more structure for the schedule. it was quite nerve wrecking meeting many of mo’s extended family, but i still had fun being mo’s plus one. i am exhausted from being in a formal social environment for much of the day. this is one of the rare times i will be so decked out

day 993 – spot eating

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me going to my family doctor is like the sun rose on the west side. i couldn’t get my way out of seeing her because my head is in dire need of assessment. while i am nursing my head and staying off whatever the doctor said not to do, i am hitting up the old and faithful whitespot. tonight felt like a movie and burger night and lots of mo time, so here’s my monty mushroom with caesar salad. it was good while i had the freedom to eat a little, and now it’s back to game plan to ease off it again

day 911 – federer action

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staying up later than late to watch federer in semifinal action. it was painstakingly difficult to watch federer go through the first two sets. it’s a rarity to see him thrown off his game, where he had some unfederer hacks. i guess he also has a knack of making the game of tennis look so effortless. he fell in a deep hole from the very beginning but i am glad he pulled out his tricks and put together a good third set. i would’ve been beyond disappointed if it was a straight set match. nonetheless federer still had a dominant aussie open

day 711 – dental work

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at the dentist office getting my regular cleaning done. i am not thrilled to be here spending my once in a blue moon saturday off. then headed to downtown for a little shopping with my mom at pacific centre to finish the rest of the afternoon. it’s been way too long since i last had a shopping spree with my mom and sad to report i spent way too much

day 608 – gloomy weather

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on the weather network app monitoring the weather for the next couple days. the forecast looking wet which will only ruin my long weekend plans because i finally have a rare weekend off. hoping by checking more often, it will increase the chances of forecast suddenly changing for the better and give me some sunshine. so far it doesn’t seem like it’s working in my favour but i can only remain hopeful

day 591 – my friend ben

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happy saturday pi day because it’s only once we get 3.14.15. you have no idea how hard it is to find a store that carries this nowadays, so it makes these minty tubes ever so precious. found these sitting on the shelf and had to stock up on my friend ben after using the last of it the previous weekend. my training will go into full force very soon so i sure need these available and within my arms length at all times