02C4D: Tuesday Time-Place Set

Tuesday Salmon

Metro Manila Community Quarantine - Day 1081

We're on the brink of a major transport strike because of the government's unusual PUV modernization requirements which are forcing drivers to become part of larger corporations or cooperatives in order to operate. And after on-again, off-again talks across several administrations, it looks like our lawmakers are making a really serious push to revise the constitution. And over in the US, the State of Tennessee is poised to pass a controversial bill that aims to ban "adult-oriented entertainment" that is "harmful to minors" which may impact drag performances and other gender-nonconforming forms of expression in the state. 

And it's only Tuesday.

I woke up feeling some aches and pains in my lower back and legs, which I figured were tied to yesterday's jog. I felt that I had jogged at what felt like an "old man pace" but I guess my body had other ideas. I nearly opted to focus on yoga today instead of running, but I eventually got my running shoes on and did another 20-30 minute jog around the Singapore embassy as before. I felt like I had to consciously slow down so that I wouldn't end up pushing myself too hard. My goal is to keep at a steady pace that'll allow me to run without slowing down or stopping for as long as possible. It never feels very "impressive" in terms of speed, but at least my heart rate remains in the healthy cardio range for most of the jogs thus far. 

Two straight days of jogging isn't quite a pattern yet, but it's the start of something at least. But I seriously think I may need to focus on yoga tomorrow and then save my next run for Thursday or Friday. It'll depend on how I feel when I wake up - that's when I'll know what my body might need.

In other news, our copy of Eleven arrived today. This is a game about managing a football (or soccer for you Americans) team, which totally doesn't sound like something we'd get into. But it's a game released by Portal Games, the same people who have gotten us into a game about running a fashion house or even one where we're arranging marriages for our families in order to have an impressive legacy. So yeah, I put my faith into the team that this would still be a compelling game despite the sports theme.

But I still have a backlog of Portal Games that I've acquired but haven't even learned how to play. At least we played Gutenberg over the weekend, getting that game out of the way. We've yet open our copy of Dreadful Circus and I still want to make time to learn how to play Brazil Imperial.  And don't get me started on all the Detective spinoff games we still haven't found groups to play with. 

Such is our geeky life.