Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Today I woke up in yet another new spot. I am visiting family in Montana. It was a brisk day with temperatures around freezing. It was also still dark out when I went to my car and put on my running shoes. Again, I forgot to do a warm up routine probably due to the coldness in the air. While I feel that my work habit is solidifying, I am clear still building the components of the workout. New location equals a new hill to run up. Luckily this morning run had a long and gradual climb for my morning run. I never thought I would say this but my body felt really good with no areas of soreness from previous days. It was still dark out and I chose to run without a light which may have been a issue in the city but in Montana there was little movement besides the pitter patter of my running shoes on the asphalt. I pass a couple women out for a morning walk who were wearing a blinking footlight. Then I turned right onto a street that is usually busier. The trees lining the road disappeared and opened up to a cloudless early morning sky filled with stars. As I followed the one line on the shoulder of the road I could stop looking up into the dark sky where the morning star shined like a beacon. It was mesmerizing. Eventually I was passed by a lone car. At the turn around point on my route my mouth began to fill with spit but I chalked it up to the frigid morning air and kept running. I passed a couple runners who were wearing headlamps and bid them good morning. As I made the run for home, my lungs began to wheeze slightly from breathing in the cold morning air, but I was enjoying myself.
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 in driveway. Since I had done upper body yesterday, today was lower body. I alternated between activities and stretching. I continued with my 2nd 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. 24 “breaths” of planking, stretch. Reward time = breakfast.