I was on track for completing the first week of my new training regime (the post-run part changes every month; something about switching things up so your body doesn't get used to any particular routine). I gave myself a sleep-in on the last day (Saturday), reasoning that I could do it after teaching later in the afternoon. That was my intent. However, it the night had offered up a thin dusting of snow to cover the ice on the footpath, and I slipped three times on the hidden ice. I think that is what did it.
My right tendon/bottom of the calf muscle is inflamed and sore, though much less now thanks to rest. I taught all my classes on the injured leg (would not recommend), and was in so much pain afterwards that I literally hobbled to the bus stop. So I couldn't go on my run, and I fell behind my running schedule by a day. In order to make it up, I plan on going running on Sunday, which is my usual rest day. Pending my right leg, of course. It did well on the elliptical this morning, and I'll be testing it on a run tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed.
Also falling behind on my eNewsletter. I genuinely forgot all about the first one for the year, which was supposed to come out the first of this month. Today will be spent writing that, I think.
I still haven't edited together the next Assassin's Creed Origins highlights reel from two weeks ago... that's two I have to do this week now. Hopefully I can get one of them done today. Maybe.
Why do I create more work for myself? Who knows? I guess I like feeling flustered, or something.
But on the bright side, other things are going well.
I was asked by a friend to edit a video interview he did, and I managed to get that done. I have a thing to fix, and I'm going to try and get that done tonight. I also saw my kung fu brother Jon yesterday, when he came over to game. It was so much fun. He's an awesome dude. That also means that I have four new episodes of CoOpted edited together and uploaded. All I have to do is at the thumbnail and schedule them, and we're good to go for that.
The first episode of Nights at the Round Table for the new season was also edited together and uploaded, despite a few hiccoughs. It should go live at about 10:00 this morning. We discussed the 2000 film X-Men, which did not hold up as well as I might have liked.
I did a lot of video editing yesterday.
That meant a lot of downtime while videos were exporting. So, I fired up Netflix and watched a show I'd been curious about for a while, Godless. It's a western, done in the mini-series style more common in the UK than North America, which is to say, it's a long story told over multiple episodes (of about an hour), rather than multiple seasons or in a single movie. The ads for the miniseries promised a town of women surviving without the men folk.
If that's what you're looking for, you'll be sorely disappointed.
There are many kick-arse women. But this story suffers from the same "white man saves the day" tropes (ALL over the place, y'all).
That said, the series is actually really good, well acted, beautifully shot, and genuinely touching. I really did love it, though I was very aware of the tropes used, and more than a little disappointed that the story did not centre more around the women, as promised by the trailer. Still, it's a worthy watch.
And that's all I have for you today. I really need to get to work.