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Month 1, Day 16

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.

Journey far,

― Joe

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