Hello hello hello hello!
So, I know it appears that I haven't been around lately, but I kind of have, sort of.
My internety hours have been absolutely decimated by working in an office with actual people. No surprise there. It's much harder for me to add my absolutely incredibly and unbelievably hilarious comments to your posts, and so that part of my Steem experience has really suffered.
Went up to Mt Hood (Oregon) on the weekend just for funzies
I have still been rockin' out with Steemhunt though, who are releasing ReviewHunt tomorrow which is really exciting! I'm pretty sure I'm not 'traditional social media' popular enough to really work ReviewHunt hard, which is okay given my limited hours, but I'm really excited that it's coming and I can't wait to see what impact it has on our little blockchain.
It's going to launch while I'm asleep, but I'm still excite!
I haven't been using the incredible @exhaust project lately because I've changed up my running. I shifted the focus away from endurance and have been working solely on conditioning the past 4 weeks. Instead of running 3 times a week, and being sore all the time, I've been running every single day and now I'm sore all the time.
I wouldn't recommend it.
My daily times are around 32 minutes as opposed to my old 26ish minutes... because of all the walking my the muscles are feelin' a bit sore...
I'm basically working up to a point where I can run every day without any muscle soreness, so then I can work on endurance at a much higher rate. it has absolutely been a massive step backwards to step forwards, but I think it'll be worth it. I haven't been using @exhaust because my times have been absolute trash. I've been walking much more to ensure I don't injure myself, and am only now, after 4 weeks, starting to glimpse times similar to before I started...
I've been talking a huge break from ninja training, and working entirely on rehab. It's been a frustrating process, especially with Australian Ninja Warrior airing on TV and my social media getting blasted with people being great.
This little guy was following me during my run/walk today.
My Climber's Elbow overuse injury has been looking better though, and I think I'm nearly ready to start training again. It'll be an extremely slow process. I took some friends to a Ninja gym last week and my elbow only started hurting 45 minutes in, which is an absolutely massive improvement of hurting 1 minute in 11 months ago. It's not at all fixed, but it's on the way. I just need to be super concious of making sure my training doesn't halt or reverse that improvement.
With my limited Steem exposure, it's honestly hard to keep up with what's happening and how I fit. I've definitely noticed my usuals dropping off and my feed is filled with technical things I don't quite understand. I am curious to see if the next hardfork brings the blogging people back.
This little guy keeps stealing our blueberries.
I do like the new DTube though, but I'm worried they'll lose their delegation which is either going to kill it, or force them to include advertisements which means they'll lose one of their competitive advantages over YouTube. It'll be really interesting to see what happens.
I haven't touched Steemmonsters for a long time, I did enjoy it when I was playing... but it actually feels too daunting to get back into. I imagine they've released a stack of new cards since I last logged on.
The MCO/crypto.com thing I was so excited about last month has been a huge problem child. They were supposed to send out my crypto debit card out on the 15th of July... but they couldn't cope with my address/phone number being from the US, and my ID being my Australian passport. Australia isn't releasing the card anytime soon. For weeks I've been convincing them that I'm in the US, and it worked... only to find out they don't support Oregon, so they wanted to cancel my whole account. Now I'm trying to convince them that I'm legit Australian instead. It's a mission.
We haven't been doing too much lately, because we feel kind of poor. With my Barbados-visa trip, the final kitchen payments, my partner's week-long 4th July trip and the multitude of things we need to fix because the kitchen rebuild process broke it and my job change, we've only just been scraping by... which is fine, and all part of the fun of adulting, but the poorness has kind of forced us to stay home more than usual which has actually been super great. The weather has been amazing and we really like our place now that it's normal. We have a pool and a summer and we're happy.
How about you? How are you going?