Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
I am beginning to think that all these “interruptions” to my new routine are actually perfect because they add a bit of variety. Which I am going to be bold enough to say that the variety may help to skirt around the dreaded plateau for a while. Similar to last week, I had committed to go running with Lisa in the morning. This meant that I was going to run for a longer time than the mile that I would usually go because I knew that Lisa preferred to run anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. As I waited for Lisa, I did 30 jumping jacks and 2 minutes of stretching. We then ran out on ~5 mile route that snaked it way through a park on the south hill of Spokane. For the most part, the run was manageable. Although I went far longer than usual, I did find that I was quiet on the uphill’s as I managed my breathing. I also found that I should have worn a different kind of underwear. The cotton ones that I had on become bunches and caused chaffing in my groin which made the last mile back to the apartment a bit uncomfortable. Note to self, when running longer than ~1 mile, sliding shorts are recommended.
Back at the apartments, I stretch for 5 minutes and continued my new routine. I have more or less abandoned taking off my shirt, socks and shoes when I return, and I don’t know why… probably because I am doing the set outside where it is cooler now that it is fall. Since I had done upper body 2 days ago, today was lower body. I alternated between activities and stretching. I continued with my 4th day where I took on multiple “sets” of each movement. 2 sets of 8 squats, then stretch. 2 sets of 7 lunges (7 each leg), then stretch. 2 sets of 12 “breaths” of planking, stretch. Reward time = breakfast of oatmeal and a shower.