World Cup 2018 (Part 1/2)

Gordon inspired me to write this post.

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Gordon, I’m sorry for the photo, but that’s what I picture when I think of you from this trip.

The 2018 IDBF World Cup was so fun! The 2016 World Cup was already super fun and this one was even better. It took place in Chongqing, which was already better than 2016’s Wujin, because it was in a legit city and not in a middle-of-nowhere city. To be very fair, it wasn’t in Chongqing proper, and in fact an hour away from the airport, but hey, good enough. There were shopping malls nearby, and so we were in civilization. It was also better than the five hour drive from the Shanghai airport that the Wujin location was.

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Prepping for the Run Test

So today we had a sort of trial run to prep for the run test we’ll be having in a few weeks. The test will be held at Sunnyside and all of our runs so far have been at High Park, so today’s practice was held at Sunnyside so we could get a feel for the route, get to know the landmarks, figure out our pace, and so on. I also realized that I used the word “so” five times in two sentences, and that’s really just poor writing, so I apologize for that.

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Gym (Mis?)Adventures

I consider myself a gym regular. I gym regularly. This would probably be the definition, no? I usually go to the University of Toronto Athletic Centre, but will occasionally gym at home, because my condo has a fairly decent gym (for a condo), or even at Hart House if there is no other option. I’ve only ever been to Goldring once, but wasn’t a huge fan because the lights shine directly into my eyes when I bench. Now, being a gym regular, I consider myself somewhat well-versed in gym etiquette. While normally I don’t experience any issues in the gym, every now and then something stupid happens and I just don’t understand how people can live this way.

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Edmond, Why

After a long hiatus, here is a blog post.

We had our first fit test of the 2017-2018 season a couple Thursdays ago at A4A. It was really more of a baseline test, as none of our subsequent tests will resemble it in any way. The point was to give our recruits (and vets) a general idea of where they stand compared to everybody else and to see what they might need to work or focus on.

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New Phone

I have a new phone! It has been two years since I changed phones, so it was time for a new one.

I would normally include a picture of said new item, but unfortunately I take pictures using my phone and I can’t take a picture of my new phone with my new phone so you will have to make do with imagining it. It is black and rectangular with rounded corners and has a black cover with a newspaper-themed picture of skyscrapers on the back.

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Short Post Update

As anybody who has followed this blog knows, I have largely fallen off the posting bandwagon and only post sporadically with large gaps in between. I took a brief hiatus from posting as it was getting to be a chore, but it’s become enjoyable again so I may return to posting. It will probably not be regular and I mayn’t post as much as I’d like, but I’ll still probably post more often than I have been in the last few months.

Adrian, Edmond, and Sangah had requested that I inform them when I post, and so I would like to acknowledge these three people as fans. It’s nice to hear that people like my posts and that fact motivates me to write more, so thanks for the encouragement!

P.S. Adrian told me he expected a post yesterday after practice and I told him that wasn’t going to happen. That statement was accurate.