It's been a long while since my last post. This job thing has been sort of interfering with the rest of my life. Funny how that goes.
Just did a 12 day in a row stint. It's about an hour's drive to our main set. I've been up and down that road a bunch of times, at all different times, in all sorts of weather.
It's also a bit of a dangerous mix of highway and rural road, crazed truckers on one, twisty curves and speeding locals on the other. The low to no lighting doesn't help and mother nature has been throwing in a curve here and there as well.
The following clip was several minutes after I drove through a section of the interstate where visibility was a mere few feet due to the high rain. You could barely see the lanes or the cars and trucks ahead of you. The lightning lighting up the sky added to the experience.
After years of owning a house that leaked every time it rained and spending thousands upon thousands of dollars attempting to fix said leaks, I grew to not like rain.
I am back to my rain loving ways. We've had a good amount of rain and I'm not the only one singing for joy over it. Take a listen to these chorus of bullfrogs.
It's been amazing to see this nearby river ebb and flow with the rains we've been having. I thought the first time it swelled was impressive. A week after, it was more full and swift, although a few hours after that it had already receded a few feet.
Because of the top secret nature of the job I'm on, I must be rather hush, hush about much of my daily activities, which is too bad because there so many great stories. Maybe I'll reveal them in my tell-all memoir.
In the meantime, I'll tell tales of the thin wedge of my life I'm spending these days not at work.
After those 12 long days in a row, I let my hair down and strolled over to a local bar The Cove just a few hundred yards from the hotel which is a good and bad thing.
The place is incredible with a ridiculous selection of beer and spirits and a knowledgeable and quite personable bar staff, who not only now how to make amazing cocktail but also know much of the lore and legend behind them. It is my new favorite bar.
After a night of overindulging and two weeks of barely any exercise, I was at a weight I hadn't been for a long time. I pretty much fasted the entire weekend, sort of. I had my protein shake in the mornings but that was about it.
Water and green tea was all I had besides that.
After sleeping more than I have in years on Saturday, it was back to getting physical on Sunday. We went on a nice family bike ride and on return to the hotel, I got back into my Tribesports mode and was doing something physical for the rest of the day; a little yoga, some plyometrics, I even jumped on the treadmill for a couple of miles.
It felt good.
Monday was back to jiujitsu, Tuesday silks, Wednesday I got the slack-line set up and in general just getting back to being mindful of my physical state and condition.
I joked with Skye about putting a mouse in the model we have of a maze and she excitedly asked if she could keep the mouse afterward.
She's been incredibly flexible and stoic on this rollercoaster nomadic adventure we've been on for the last couple of years. But I could see how much she missed having pets.
Fortunately we have a pet-friendly hotel. I would have snuck them in if we didn't. Now we have two little critters to accompany us on our journey.
We all went to see The Great Gatsby on Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am digging the soundtrack.
I would love to give it a proper critique, but I am already running quite late, having decided this morning to take out a little time to finish this post.
But back to the grind I must go.