day 2028 – snatch techniques

it’s a jam packed statutory holiday that started with olympic lifting session, followed by work, then tutor and finished off coaching poomsae training. snatching with lower weights to focus on technique. i must say my snatches felt real good today, as did my shoulder. as for front squats, upped the weight for the fourth consecutive week and it felt super heavy. still felt good to have moved up and closer to bodyweight. lifting session was fun, however, when i was at work and tutor i started to feel something was coming on. towards the end of the day, i feel as if i had caught a cold

day 1989 – shakespeare

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seeing my student reading romeo and juliet for english class brings back so much highschool memories. it’s one of those assigned readings that i never quite finish, but somehow got eighty one percentage on the test. i wasn’t exactly a keener when it came to english homework and it wasn’t a subject i found interesting. i hope she doesn’t ask me any shakespeare question cause i wouldn’t remember anything

day 1919 – laid back

a laid back thursday of just work and work. though i say laid back, it’s still a eleven hour work day for me. i was pretty brain dead by the time tutor came around and wished i could forgo that i take a nap instead. i went to tutor as usual because i felt committed and owed it to the students. today was all about math because both sisters had a math test coming up

day 1891 – jump squats

walking wasn’t easy the day after i went ham with jump squats at end of class conditioning. it got me good, so good that i didn’t really want to move today. my quads are tired and stiff from the twelve sets. i only managed to do a little sample size of active recovery and a whole lot of foam rolling. it helps that i had tutor lined up after work so i wouldn’t be tempted to do other sporting activities

day 1776 – refresher break

getting to work on time was really difficult today because i felt like i never slept during the night. i couldn’t fall asleep until after 2am and was woken up twenty past four. i felt like crap at work the whole day. i could’ve easily gone home early, but too much u work in my queue i couldn’t even think about taking some time off for a nap. if it wasn’t for some tylenols and this refresher, i wouldn’t have last the whole day of work plus a couple hours of teaching

day 1596 – get happy

wake up and be happy that i’m making a difference in someone’s day. happy moment when i feel like i got a lot done and got a shoutout during the admin meeting. as usual i got home pretty late but pretty happy that the day went well and that although there’s a lot of deadlines, everything went smoothly. with christmas just a dozen days away, each day is getting more precious and more booked up by the minute

day 1594 – new bar

i forgot to set my alarm but my body clock works well enough to wake me up at half past six so i was minimally late for work. there are days i just need to keep plug in the headphones and keep going and going; hopping from work on top of work. start off the week strong with lifting and be the first to use this newly unboxed olympic bar. getting back into my routines has sure left me sore for days and i can’t wait do it all over again to be sore for days again

day 1528 – more student

more work coming my way, taking on another student. she approached me for help and i’m a willing helper, though the obstacle is also time availibility. i’ll have to figure out my already crammed schedule to see how i can accommodate the both of them; at least i know i’m wanted somewhere. somehow, somewhere i think i was born to teach something since i find teaching all the time

day 1518 – office props

this workstation of mine is filled with recovery props and drugs. my headache erratic and unpredictable; it seems to get better and worse whenever it wants. at it’s worst, my head feels like it’s being compressed and there’s no enough oxygen the flows through. my immune system may already be used to the constant supply of tylenols. i tried really hard to work through it, but there’s a point that i thought i should go home instead of suffering through this at work. i probably shouldn’t have taken on tutor after work and get more rest as needed, but i don’t like canceling last minute

day 1407 – tirelessly going

been hemmed in developing this new collection. after fiddling with lighting settings and going through many partial renders and trial runs, this is the first fully rendered room i can settle with. keeping busy and overloading myself with eleven hours so there’s no idle time and nothing else but work. if i could squeeze work in every sector of my day to occupy my mind, i need not to worry i’ll be thinking, feeling or crying. the best solution i can come up with until i can no longer take it