day 1861 – bootcamp survivors

the group of survivors from the outdoor summer bootcamp repping our t-shirts. back at the beginning, attendance from the office was in the thirties; as the summer went on, it slowly trickled down to ten. even though i missed most of the last month’s sessions due to my injuries, i made an effort to be present for the last one. my shoulder still gives restricts me in all my activities. my circuits had to be modified and it so happens everything i could do into a leg day

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day 1487 – mcmenamins 

doing the six hour drive down to portland, not for competition, is a first. it seems like forever since i last had two consecutive days off, as i try to leave work behind for the next four days. a four day vacation begins with a stop at pike place market before hitting up the hipster city of portland. of all the times i made the journey south, i’ve never heard or visited the many mcmenamins that are situated all around oregon

day 1127 – post rolling

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wrapping up august with a satisfying workout and some intense rolling. the month has flown by so fast and today’s weather tells me summer season won’t last. reflecting on the month, i have made plenty of progress both physically and mentally, and in turn grown as a person. i have a lot to be thankful for, those who didn’t give up on me. i found that if i put my mind to something, i surprise myself and don’t always lose to my own expectations. the self realizations doesn’t end here, it’s only the beginning. stay tuned for the months to come on my journey to finding myself

day 1089 – patio dinner

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more of teaching my taekwondo this morning plus another workout in afternoon, and i was ready to eat dinner. spending time with mo by going on a little north van adventure. laying back in the evening picking away at our hurricane grill burgers under the sun. it was a hot day, but perfect weather for a patio dinner. i was already feeling the monday blues nearing the end of the night and really didn’t want sunday to end

day 1002 – revisiting jericho

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by the water hoping i won’t be feeding the flies and mosquitoes. jericho brings back a lot of memories from the studio term that i spent doing a beach redevelopment project. but tonight, my job was to forget about all that and be one with the calmness. times when we can stand ashore to look out across and get a good view of downtown vancouver. i’ll definitely want to be back here again when summer really hits

day 844 – want you back

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the sun may be out but it’s the coldest day thus far. for the first time this season the thermometer in my car dropped below zero. am i ever missing summer and the warmth the sun provides. we are only two months removed from the best season for water activities, i am already missing it dearly. times when i don’t need to wear sweaters outside and still freeze within a matter of seconds.  times when i don’t have to bring an umbrella and still be soaked after walking a block

day 753 – rainy forecast

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hope the weather forecast is not correct but if it is, the end of august could be bringing us some rain. i know we’ve had a drought this summer and i know we need to have water in order to survive, but i am still not thrilled to see the rain come back. not finished with tennis, hiking, water sports or numerous outdoor activities which all requires the sun to cooperate