Sunday Fitness Update by Craig Kerbrat

Hello! Welcome to my weekly fitness blog post where I recap the previous week's achievements and failures when it comes to my fitness plans. This was my week. 

August 16-22

  • Workouts: 0
  • Run Training: 0
  • 10000 Steps: 7
  • Steps Streak: 39
  • Top Steps: 13939
  • Starting Weight: 77.8 kg
  • Ending Weight: 78.1 kg
  • Change: +0.3 kg
  • Total Change: -0.3 kg

So, this week went pretty much exactly how I didn't want it to go.  I basically entirely forgot about all things fitness. I totally forgot about my push-up challenge, I still didn't make it to the gym, and I didn't end up making it out for a run even once. It was a disappointing week for me fitness-wise.

My first week back at work after a week of vacation time was busy and exhausting, so by the time I got home every evening, I was pretty much just ready to eat, veg, and go to bed. And I had a hard enough time just getting up in time for work that getting up earlier to fit in some exercise really wasn't an option.

So where do I go from here? This summer, I've really gone off course. Almost every week it's another "I was lazy again" post. I'm really not sure how to fix things. I do think it will get easier once the summer heat starts to die down as we head into fall, and at the same time work should get less crazy, so that should mean I'm less exhausted after work. It's what I'm hoping for, anyway. I'll try to fit it in where I can and get back on track ahead of that, but I'm not going to beat myself up over it either.

Anyway, that's my fitness post for the week. I'm pretty excited 'cause I've got my sister visiting and staying with me, so it's sure to be a fun week. I hope you have a great week too!

Marvel Collector Corps - Ant-Man by Craig Kerbrat

Friday at work, I had a random visit from Andrea at my desk. It's not uncommon for her to show up and chat, she does work right upstairs, but this time was different. She was particularly excited. And then she lifted up a couple of matching boxes and I knew why.


Our Marvel Collector Corps - Ant-Man boxes arrived! We very excitedly opened them up immediately at my desk, so there was no chance to do an unboxing video. Upon first opening it up, we were treated to some Ant-Man comic art and a pin and badge like last time.


After pulling everything out, I had to quickly stuff it all back in the box so I could help a customer out, but below is a picture of everything that was inside. There were two Marvel Mystery Minis (an Ant-Man and a Yellow Jacket), an Ant-Man t-shirt featuring an "actual size" Ant-Man, and Ant-Man #5 featuring an exclusive variant cover.


I haven't been reading Ant-Man, but I'll give this issue a read just to see what the fuss is all about. I've heard good things about it. But back to the box the last thing inside was this:


A Funko Pop! Unmasked Ant-Man, with a tiny little Ant-Man bobble-head. This is definitely my favourite part of the box, and it's what makes it totally worth it. The detail on these two figures is great, and I'm happy to add them to my Pop! collection. I'm not really a big fan of Ant-Man in the comics, but I'm really looking forward to the movie, and this box was full of win. 

I'm really curious what the next theme is going to be. There are no more major Marvel movies coming until next year, and that's been the focus so far. They could go with something comics-related. Secret Wars will be half over, but they'll have all of the All-New All-Different Marvel titles announced by then. They could also do something Marvel TV-related. Agents of SHIELD starts a month later so maybe they'll feature that.

Whatever they decide to do, I'm sure it will be great. I'm definitely not regretting my decision to sign up for Collector Corps.

One Month... by Craig Kerbrat

Alright. I know I just posted a blog post this afternoon, but there are a lot of exciting things happening right now, and before the next thing happens, I just want to get out my thoughts on this one first. 

It is exactly one month to the day until Andrea and her Mum and I leave for San Diego. One month from now we will be hanging out in our hotel room getting ready for bed after a fun day of travel and shopping so that we are rested up and ready for Preview Night... Who am I kidding? One month from now, we will all be way too excited to sleep because we'll be going to SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2015!!!

I've had a countdown going on Twitter for a few days because I just keep getting more and more excited and I really just don't know how to handle it. Every day for at least a month now there's been countless seemingly insignificant things that remind me of Comic-Con or just San Diego itself and every time I get more and more excited. Even just the summer sunshine now makes me think of the trip. I don't even know how to properly convey my excitement.

And I'm so ready to go! I've got my US money put aside already, we've got flights paid for, I've paid the deposit on the hotel room, we've got our barcodes for our badges. Now I'm just watching desperately for any news of guests or panels or exclusives. It's a bit crazy. So much effort and excitement for a week-long trip. And when it's done I'm going to be so exhausted. But I can't wait.

And this year is special! This will be my and Andrea's fifth Comic-Con in a row together! Andrea coined the hashtag 5thComicConniversary. And to make it even more special, Andrea's Mum is coming with us this year! I'm so excited to share this with her this year, even if she only gets to join us for the one actual convention day. It's going to be so much fun!

Anyway, that's really all I had to say. I just really needed to vent some of my excitement out into the world. Like a pressure valve. So now there's room for more excitement to build up. So stay tuned for more!