day 2698 – webster unlocked

today i surprised myself by attempting and landing my first ever webster on the floor. i’m very happy i made my goal of landing it before the end of this year and very thankful to have a coach friend support me through this grind. tricking has been rewarding lately, i’ve really enjoyed pushing some limits. i’d be lying if i said i wasn’t disappointed my friend couldn’t join any of the training sessions thus far. i was really looking forward to training a lot with him throughout this holiday break, but at this rate i don’t think it’ll happen at all

day 2532 – finger mallet

got myself an appointment at the plastic surgeon, the same surgeon that over looked my thumb injury a few years ago. he delivered good news that the fracture on the xrays doesn’t look like it reaches the joint, and he feels the range of motion will eventually get back to normal. spent about two hours at the clinic and left with a finger splint. there’s not much to do but to protect it and check up in four weeks

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 2473 – mother’s day meal

normally my brother and i would take the family out for a mother’s day dinner, this year was slightly compromised. this is the quarantine mother’s day edition where we were only able to order takeout. eating a decent meal together and playing having some quality time together playing board games is the least i could do for all the things she’s ever done for us. she’s the reason why i am me today. i hope one day i can make her proud and be the daughter she hoped for

day 2472 – minion celly

my little hospitality design minion invited me over to her place for my belated birthday celebration. we had our long overdue catch up chat while enjoying our steak salad and roasted veggies. after our delicious dinner, we went out for an evening stroll while the sun set behind us. the perks of living in olympic village is the seawall is literally her backyard. i’m very thankful i was out today to take my mind off things that’s causing my stress level to rise

day 2420 – park time

thankful for the kinds of connections i’ve developed during my time at hospitality designs. in times like this, i know i could lean on some and make it through okay. we’ve developed a bond that made me realize we’re each other’s reasons to go to work for. we talk about our goals, plans, and struggles, and keep each other accountable while striving for those milestones. work would never have been the same without these special bonds. i hope this continues and we’ll continue to be there through thick and thin

day 2397 – cartwheel back again

i wasn’t going to stop cartwheel back tucks the day after landing my first. in fact, i was determined to capture an even better one. i went straight for the panel mat, did a couple and then a couple more on the floor. at some point my cartwheel felt off and i couldn’t make the connection, but i would really disappoint my coaches and myself if i hadn’t kept at it. i ended on a good note by landing one of the best one. i honestly wouldn’t be able to sleep tonight if i hadn’t done so. this is a move i never want to lose because of all the struggles i went through

day 2278 – back handspring

i’m very happy to have ended my dry spell by landing my back handspring on floor after class. this is a move i wanted a while back but was told to hold off until my back tuck was consistent. drilling it the past weeks while staying patient with my bounding moves has really paid off. although it’s been feeling good the past week and getting spotted floor attempts, i couldn’t get myself to floor it by myself. good thing i was pushed to just do it today and landed a decent one on my first attempt. aside from my back handspring, i’ve been feeling pretty good with a few other moves

day 2267 – brief scare

taking that puck off my arm in last night’s game was a heart stopper for sure. my mind flashed back to so many things that happened during the time i broke my thumb. it narrowly missed my wrist bone; had it hit, i can’t imagine what the outcome could’ve been. i had at looked at by my physio friend and thankful i didn’t have to go to the hospital. i admit i play aggressive, but i swear i’m not careless

day 1906 – front tuck landed

i’m calling this my first official front tuck landed on the floor even though i had one last week that i wasn’t satisfied with. i was hesitant to attempt again; they sensed it but were still adamant on it from the get go. the pressure was strong and everyone had their eyes on me as i warmed myself up on the mats. i was feeling really iffy on the first ones, but eventually stuck a landing. i’m thankful they believed i could and gave me all the support possible. sometimes i need to be pushed; i wouldn’t have done it otherwise if they weren’t forcing it on me