day 1719 – golden ducks

i’d be the first to say i didn’t play a good game yesterday. i think overworking the past few days has gotten my whole body into a funk. at least there’s proof i did do something useful on the ice, leading the attack into sharks territory. my blades need some sharpening before i play next game, and hope i make up for the lack of effort with tomorrow’s game in squirtle debut

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day 1424 – bruise much 

fresh bruises on my arm after taking a pregame collision and another bodycheck at my saturday night hockey games. this might be the only chance for my left arm to be buffer than my right. my arm is not looking too good but my foot is in much worse condition. the additional bone growth in my heel looks like a tumour and is getting so bad it even hurts to wear regular shoes. i need to get this checked out and fixed before it becomes something of a much bigger and permanent problem

day 1411 – bone buldge

the bruising on this left foot is looking worse than hours before. i couldn’t put on skates today but that wouldn’t have mattered anyway as i’m way too sore from too much activities yesterday. maximal soreness results in minimal movements; my back ached, my calves tight, my hip flexor restricting, my foot and shin bruised and my si joint problems still persist. the soreness isn’t a big issue, it’s the persisting joint pain and abnormal bruising that worries me

day 1368 – at the rink 

another week or drop in hockey to keep me on the ice. i’m still working on getting used to the skates but i feel better already. today’s focus is on playing positional hockey and becoming a smarter player with good iq which is equally as important as putting the puck in the net. i find playing drop in is a bit different than regular league because it allows me to skate freely and try new things. i also find regular lines got me used to the quicker pace and more physical play so i’m trained to be strong on my skates

day 1354 – vapors 

it’s been months since i last splurged on something for myself but this week i went all in. long overdue for a new pair since my current pair wasn’t the right fit which probably caused the growing bone pain. these new jets are baked, sharpened and ready to go, the only question is am i ready to go. i was excited to be skating with these vapors for the very first time but this wasn’t quite enough to lift my mood. i couldn’t get into the game at all after being bummed out with some work conflicts all morning

day 1352 – cylone

so many forgettable things happened this week that made me depressed, made me stress and made me cry. week long of insomnia failing to fall asleep or waking up quarter past three. am i ever happy to see a day where i will have to myself to detach myself from all the wrongs. first off, a stop at cyclones after work for skates moulding and sharpening; but really, i’m also playing around with all their products. i’m still waiting for the right sale to get my stick

day 1350 – on my feet

just as i thought the days couldn’t get rougher, more misfortune hit me hard early this morning. i was depressed and ready to pack it in but he reminded me of the positives. at the end of the day, fortunate to know that he’ll take the time to make sure i get back up on my feet. the company i received while doing something i enjoyed helped destress and lifted my mood; realized there’s still a reason to smile. this might be the last time i wear these skates; next time i lace up, i’ll be starting off fresh