day 2180 – three bag

left my jersey in the wash, but at least i found a shirt to wear. first time i’m fielding on the right side of the diamond at third base. i was ready to take some balls off the body because the ball really kicks up after a bouncing on gravel. ended the night with only two bruises, one on the bicep and one on the stomach. i haven’t figured out how to take high balls off the backhand but i did made some pretty good stops and threw out two runners at first base. the team played really well defensively considering we were playing opponents a tier above

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day 1319 – reassessed

i got my shoulder reassessed and that explained why my shoulder doesn’t rotate like it should. the numbness and tingling through my arm has worsened the past two years. i’m told if it’s not addressed, it will be very difficult to continue my tennis and dodgeball. through some cupping alternatives, there’s a bit of improvement in my shoulder orientation, but it’ll take a lot more to adapt and remain in its proper place

day 1289 – all girls team

week one of six girls coming together, all with sound dodgeball fundamentals. i had a great time at dodgeball tonight and racking up wins with executed teamwork. although i didn’t make nearly as many catches, i had the arm going throwing out at least a dozen players. this has to be one of my top vdl moments in my many seasons of dodgeball; one that had a lot of laughter and positive vibe. tiering up is just a matter of time. there’s a lot to look forward to for this season

day 1146 – season five

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richmond dodgeball season five is officially underway. this is the closest rdl game we’ll ever have because it’s played at a vancouver school. rdl has been expanding every season since the first; this season we’re proud to have twenty eight registered teams. my first real dodgeball action after three months of healing my throwing shoulder and elbow, and the rust is so noticeable. sour catch kids as a team has a lot to work on to get our teamwork back in sync

day 571 – victimized

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i was the chosen one to partner with someone for their self defense portion of their first and second dan blackbelt test and it was no fun at all. at the end of the night, i have breakfallen, rolled and been thrown over forty times and even sidekicked in the chest. never before have i fallen that many times in a day, i feel like all my internal organs have been rearranged in every possible way. it was a long and tiring day, teaching by the morning and blackbelt test by night. it’s not whether my back and neck will be sore tomorrow, it’s how sore