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  • ACL Club 2023: 1 of 250 000

    ACL Club 2023: 1 of 250 000

    ACL pre-hab: what it feels like and looks like On November 18, 2023, I played an indoor Ultimate tournament on too little sleep, not enough warm-up, and a bit amped up after telling my team “Let’s play better”. I was sprinting down the field and the disc came out behind me. I think to myself,…

  • I’m afraid of injury

    I’m afraid of injury

    I tore my ACL. I’m waiting for an MRI and started rehab.I don’t expect to play sports for months. ⏸️ volleyball, climbing, surfing, snowboarding, and… Ultimate.▶️ rehab, renovations, baking, painting, gliding, and pottery. I have a deep-seated fear of injury.I’ve bailed, quit, and given in when I might be remotely close to the risk of…

  • Captain reflections

    Captain reflections

    After four years of captaining, I passed on the torch. People ask me, when are preseason scrims? When are tryouts? Which tournaments are you going to? 🤷‍♀️ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ … Here are my reflections after this captaining run with @union_ultimate , culminating in bronze at Ultimate Canada Invitational 2021, gold at Canadian Ultimate Championships 2022, and…

  • Why do I tour v2 (my life mission)

    Why do I tour v2 (my life mission)

    This is my 3rd season as captain of Union. 5th season as a Unionite, 7th season of club, 10+ years of chasing plastic. I’ve had my fair share of highs & lows with Ultimate: achey niggles, training I don’t want to do, and gut wrenching losses. On the flip side, jaw dropping plays, memorable road…

  • flow state

    flow state

    a juxtaposition of adrenaline & tranquility I recently realized I crave adrenaline, and sport was usually my way to fulfill that hole. Sprinting, chasing plastic, dripping sweat in the hot sun,cheering as teammates or opponents make a play. I crave the foot race to an under. Juking out my defender, anticipating my match up and…

  • Revolution vs Black Widows Showcase

    Revolution vs Black Widows Showcase

    Originally written June 3, 2019 as a private journal entry. You could breathe in excitement. Taste it. The chattering. Murmur of hundreds in the stands, locals and internationals alike.The stadium lights spotlit the fields. We are the showcase, we are the entertainment. I remember looking around in awe – that I was here, playing Revolution in…

  • Canadian Ultimate Championships 2019

    Canadian Ultimate Championships 2019

    Or embracing failure Originally written August 19, 2019 as a journal entry to share with the team. THIS IS IT. Nationals in 3 days. The time to lay it all on the line, what we’ve been building for… every tournament, every throwing session, every training session, every practice, every decision & sacrifice to make ourselves a better competitor, athlete, player & teammate. I am so…

  • Why do I Tour

    Why do I Tour

    I originally posted this on social media accounts on March 2017. My company, The Ultimate Experience, launched a social media campaign called ‘Why do I tour’ to share stories of the touring aspect of Ultimate. I’m not sure where the term ‘touring Ultimate’ is used, as I found out Americans call it ‘club’ or ‘rep’, Asians call ‘training’…