day 1082 – stanley park demo

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time to pull out that blue uniform to perform at walk with the dragon like every july. i don’t miss the 8am stanley park mornings, the dragon walk around seawall, or the several hours under either the blazing sun or pouring rain. what’s different about this year is we have more control and freedom as to how we want to structure our demo. the team performed well this year and everything ran as smoothly as it could. i can say this is one of my best demo performances to date, especially executing my triple side breaking better than all the times at rehearsal

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day 720 – day after wwtd

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i had so much fun yesterday i almost forgot about walk with the dragon that also happened. i was not convinced two hours of rehearsal the morning of will do any good, especially in the blazing heat where i wasn’t the only one who thought we would get a heat stroke. i have to keep an eye out for concussion symptoms after being back hook kicked in the jaw during the demo. perhaps taking this week off any strenuous activities which is also a good opportunity to rest up my banged up body is the right thing to do

day 719 – locarno beach

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a full day of events today running only on three hours of sleep isn’t ideal. at stanley park doing walk with the dragon and playing ultimate, followed by chilling at the beach, paddleboard and more chilling at locarno beach. catching the gorgeous sunset at locarno beach as we walked back to the beach having finished dinner was amazing. this was my first crack at paddleboarding and it was pretty fun, definitely would do it again. a full day out under the sun must have sucked all the water out of me

day 354 – rain at wwtd

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mother nature obviously shows no love for walk with the dragon. was hit by a big heat wave last year and massive down pour the year before. so glad one of our major annual demo event is finally over and things slow down a little before competition season picks up again. my own part of the performance was far from good in my standards, could have and should have been much better. it’s been a long and steep recovery road the past eight weeks and a grind cramming in practices prematurely. this was the ultimate test for my knee but very content it passed the test and is finally rounding into form. i can’t complain

day 274 – just me and you

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a nice surprise pre birthday celebration at stanley park beach where the sky was dark and the stars were shining. sitting in front of the water and soaking in the moment was so calm and peaceful. thanks for being so thoughtful in planning this surprise and so considerate of my tight schedule. i loved the sparklers and the mini cartoon cakes. you really made it a special one to remember

day 148 – stanley park

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unlike the typical boxing day, much of my activity did not take place early in the morning door crashing and fighting with thousands of others at malls but rather at night in a calm outdoor at stanley park. enjoyed a lovely night out eating japanese delicacy, visiting bright nights and wandering around downtown