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Month 1, Day 14

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Today I woke up in yet another new spot.  I am visiting friends in a new spot in the Seattle area.  I went to my car and put on my running shoes and was off.  I wasn’t 2 minutes into my when I realized I had forgotten to do a warm up routine.  I guess I my habit building is still in the stage where I need to be aware of each action.  Because I was in a new location, I had a new hill to run up.  Luckily Seattle is filled with hills and all I had to do was walk out the door and run to the left.  Admittedly my body was doing pretty good.  My left knee showed a little sign of tightness that disappeared as it warmed.  I reach an intersection and had to wait for a long string of cars to pass before I was ale to cross the street.  Eventually I came to a school at a dead end.  I felt like it had been about 5+ minutes which would constitute about 0.5 mile and a turn around point.  Oddly enough, I didn’t feel ready to turn around.  I was enjoying myself.  I choose to turn around anyway and, thus, preserve that feeling of enjoyment to use as motivation for future mornings. So I turned around and head back completing my route with no other major reports.

Back near the house I was staying after running just over a mile, I stretch for 5 minutes and continued my new routine.  I kept my shoes and shirt on since I was on the street corner.  Since I had done upper body yesterday 2 days ago, today was lower body.  I alternated between activities and stretching.  The difference was that this was the first day where I took on multiple “sets” of each movement.  2 sets of 7 squats, then stretch. 2 sets of 7 lunges (7 each leg), then stretch. 23 “breaths” of planking, stretch.  Reward time = breakfast & laptop.

Journey far,

― Joe

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