day 2058 – obyf reunion

finally meeting up with the our balls your face gang at eastside craft house to celebrate our belated spirit owl championship. there wasn’t much to choose from on the menu to stick with my keto diet so i went with the grilled chicken salad. we had plenty of food and lots of good laughs. it seems like majority of the team is intending to return next season and somehow talked me into returning as well. i love this team, but i’m just iffy about playing in another tier 1 playoffs again

day 1845 – playoff craze

this is the crazy stretch where all my playoffs happen. woke up for an 8am start to play four softball games before we got knocked out. i hit up 8 rinks straight from the field for a hockey game; my legs were dead when i got to the rink. what a run for espr, making it to the quarter finals is quite an accomplishment. this team keeps improving and we’re only raising the bar for the next season. i feel fortunate to be able to return in time for playoffs after being sidelined for four weeks. i got home from all that activity and fell asleep even when sitting and rolling on the floor

day 1843 – back on field

my shoulder still feel restricted and painful in outstretched positions, but back in my cleats and on the grass field playing softball for the first time in four weeks. i have to protect my shoulder by limiting the amount of movement it can do. realizing that’s quite difficult when i have to snatch all of throws that come my way to first base. i’m not going to lie it hurts when playing, and i’m sure that expected on my first games back

day 1628 – stick checkĀ 

got my sticks newly cut and taped for my real return to fishsticks since october. it’s been quite the wait, painful to say the least, but that’s what makes every shift that much more precious. though we had a really short bench, we skated hard until the end and got a few back. i felt good out there knowing i didn’t forget how to play or skate. i had fun on the ice and that’s all i asked for, the point was a bonus. the point race puts a little friendly fire so to push us to work harder to earn the bet

day 1554 – schneider’s return

rushed out after finishing all my work and teaching cause i was invited to catch a hockey game – perks from season ticket holder. i’m very happy to have row sixteen view of schneider’s return to rogers arena. he’s the reason i had this game circled in my calendar. it was an exciting game to watch, and one where i wasn’t just cheering for the canucks. in the end canucks took the loss, but definitely outplayed the devils only to be shutout by schneider

day 1351 – obyf return

i’ve been longing to pull this jersey over my head all season long. it felt like i never left wednesday nor obyf because i walked into so many familiar faces. my legs couldn’t support me since they were majorly cramping, but made my mark with two sick catches. always have a great time playing with this crew because this team leaves no one behind. i got home and immediately fell on my bed cause i could walk no more

day 960 – long layoff

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after a long layoff, i am back to flipping to my heart’s content. i was half expecting not to be able to do anything after my shins suffered from a traumatic incident. there was definitely rust and uncertainty in the back of my mind, but that’s expected. by the end of the session i was able to pull off some decent looking tumbling. it’ll take a bit of time to work my way back but at least there’s no major setback. i am just so happy to be back on the floor working on what needs to be done