Hello, friends. Yes, I dropped off Facebook. No, it wasn't because of you (maybe). Maybe this.
In other news, the girls and I have been jamming. We've added a cajon and djembe to our armaments. Parenting advice: play music with your kids. Even if you don't play an instrument, pick one up. It's a great way to demonstrate that learning is a lifelong thing. Plus, it's fucking fun. I signed us up for a year of JamPlay lessons and so far so good.
Last year at this time, I completed the Iceman Wim Hof 10-week course because I didn't want to be freezing all winter. I laxed my training over the summer but getting back into it as the temps have been dropping. The breathing exercises alone are worth it and working to make that part of the permanent daily routine.
I've been enjoying the Tim Ferriss and Joe Rogan podcasts. Captain Fantastic is most entertaining film I've seen in a bit. Finished reading, Life, by Keith Richards which was excellent and am stoked about the Stone's new Blue & Lonesome album coming out.
Bedtime story began with the The Hobbit (free) and now we are on book two of The Lord of the Rings. Epic. Adventure. Next I'm thinking of proposing either the Pullman Dark Materials or The Explorer's Guild.
We've been planning our next adventure but that's not for the interwebs.
I train at ClimbTime once or twice per week. Still rehabilitating a shoulder injury and haven't trained Wing Chun outside of forms and wooden dummy (which I do a lot). I recently completed the Gymnastic Bodies Fundamentals course and it's guided the most effective and fastest increases in my mobility, particularly my hips. If you sit at a desk, I also recommend doing Hindu push-ups and bridges (check this though I do variations). My other training is a targeted approach geared towards my activities and body condition but I like to listen to Charles Poliquin's advice.
Currently consulting on business intelligence. Anything else you want to know about my work, you'll find on LinkedIn though I am not a heavy user of that site and update infrequently. I'm also a bit of a finance and business nerd and all around tinkerer.
That's it for now. - Chris
Thinking about this: "If we are hunting the highest version of ourselves, then we need to turn work into play and not the other way round. Unless we invert this equation, much of our capacity for intrinsic motivation starts to shut down. We lose touch with our passion and become less than what we could be and that feeling never really goes away." - Steven Kotler (The Rise of Superman)