day 2527 – hand imaging

finally going into the imaging centre to take xrays on my finger. the delay is because i was in denial that my hunch was correct. even though i had a hunch and i knew very well something was wrong, the confirmed fracture made my heart sink and made me feel deflated. all this time i’ve been on it and training with an unconfirmed fractured finger. at least i found out the real results after two weeks of guessing. the steps ahead are very unclear for the time being. i can only look forward to taking care of this finger the best i can

day 2525 – statutory lift

rarely do i have anything special on canada day. this year it’s even more boring than any other because of covid and the rainy weather. the highlight of my day was going into apex for a lift. i’m really happy to be trying snatches again and even happier that everything felt manageable. my knee does hurt when i stomp too hard or at lockout, but didn’t hinder me from getting into catching position. june was a really rough month for all things including injuries, lifting, tricking, family and people. i hope to put june behind me and start off july on the right foot

day 2519 – cup marks

to help my knee heal in every way possible, i’m constantly using the suction cups and electrolysis stimulation. though i don’t do as much strengthening exercises, stretches and conditioning as i should, i still try to whenever possible. sitting out has never been easy for me and it’ll always be something i won’t take lightly, so i will take every step i can to ease my pain and rehab process. the biggest drawback is these suction cups leave a large bruise when you least expect it

day 2514 – push knees

even though i was told not to push my knee too hard too quickly, i felt the need to test the limits and keep pushing the boundaries. i kept trying to get into a squat position, but the knee felt super uncomfortable and restrictive and probably had only sixty percentage of my normal range. still, i’m going to keep pushing it every moment i can in hopes to speed up the recovery. it’s only been three days, but i’m already tired of sitting out. with the current state of my knee and finger, i will not land any new move on the floor to lift that bubble tea ban

day 2513 – national sushi day

the letdown was real when i had to skip my apex session and tricking class because my knee is in terribly rough shape. the only salvaging factor was my friends coming over for a garage lifting session. wasn’t expecting to do a whole lot without my legs under me, but turns out i untapped new territory benching ninety pounds for five reps without relying on my spot. the sushi for lunch afterwards made me feel a little better even though nothing will really make up for what i have to sacrifice

day 2512 – popliteus strain

i got very little sleep because i was worried that one of my knee ligament is done. thankfully my chiropractor squeezed me in this afternoon. he confirmed there’s good news – the injury narrowly missed my ligaments and had my hamstring and calf not been in good condition, it wouldn’t have been able to protect my ligaments. instead, it’s my popliteus and common peroneal nerve that’s sprained. everything around my left leg is in total shock and guarding all movements. he said i can’t escape the rest and i knew he was right because i couldn’t even straighten out my leg or put weight on it. he sent me home with a bunch of rehab exercises that i’ll have to stay on top of if i want to speed up the recovery

day 2511 – squats and shit

morning squat session was a little ego damaging if i even had any to begin with. i set out to do one fifty five for three reps, but had to lower that expectation and couldn’t even manage two good reps on my own. what made it worse is i hyperextended my left knee again during tricking class on something i shouldn’t have been so careless with. i don’t know how damaged my knee and ligaments are, but all the bad thoughts went through my head. it could be a long, long time until i get to drink bubble tea again. i wouldn’t be able to land a new tricking move, i wouldn’t be able to cut down to my goal weight, i wouldn’t hit my two plate deadlift or my one eighty five squat. none of these can be achieved in order for me to lift my bubble tea ban

day 2509 – finger fractures

i still am not sure what is the extent of my injury, but the stubborn me is reluctant to take my finger into the hospital. i could probably go in and take xrays, but would confirmation really do anything for me? i’m almost certain whatever happens, the doctor will still tell me to lay off it for several weeks and monitor as needed. i found my old splint from my first ever finger fracture, it’s ghetto and bulky so i’m only going to wear it overnight

day 2507 – teaching goofs

back to the gym on a saturday morning ready to do the job i know so well. i left alone for my students for a minute and found these goof balls climbing on the make-belief horse. i am a little bummed out i had to pull out of stick and puck in the evening because of my finger injury. i’m sad, but can’t deny that it was for the better. i’m pretty tired after a full day of teaching so driving out to langley wasn’t quite enticing. i went home after teaching and chilled for the rest of the night

day 2502 – surrendered

after a night of ankle disappointment, i still persisted to do the normal morning lift. it wasn’t the normal workload, but it was all that i could muster; did lighter deadlifts and changed up the squats for some overhead presses. it’s also the first time i took a step back and surrendered tricking class even though i wasn’t busy. it didn’t feel right missing my tricking routine, but it also felt right because my body needed to rest and reset. i thought it made more sense to sacrifice today’s class for a chance to have a stronger week