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Month 1, Day 22

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Today I struggled to wake up... as in it, was not hard but it did take me a long time to get out of bed and get to out the door.  Admittedly, once I got my running shoes on- my stimulus- really sped things up.  Outside, the temperature was another chilly day for a run in Spokane, which meant that it was perfect running temperature once I got warmed up.  I did a quick warm up routine of 30 jumping jacks, a quick minute of stretching and then got running.  My morning run had a descent at the start of it so it meant that I would again have to run up a hill to finish the run.  I ran downhill to a local park with my body temperature raising to the point of being hot by the time I got there.  I did, 2 sets of 8 pushups (16 total) as well as 1 & 3/5 chin up and 2 & 4/5 pull ups.  Again I was really enjoying the bar that was serving as my pull up bar on the play structure.  On the way back I took off my sleeves which allowed my now-sweating body to be at perfect temperature with the brisk morning air.  At the end of my route I arrived back at the apartment complex after running just over a mile.

I stretch for 5 minutes and continued my routine.  Since I had done lower body yesterday, today was upper body.  I alternated between activities and stretching.  I continued with on with the trend of doing multiple “sets” of each movement.  2 sets of 16 dumbbell rows (8 each arm, 32 total) using a full backpack as weight, stretch.

Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health

I quickly scanned the Faith ND daily passage

Continuing on my desire to start small with my new meditation practice.  I did 3 minutes of walking meditation (or one 8 foot section) in which I was good at being able to focus on the movement of my feet.  But I could feel the overwhelming anxiety of all the work that I wanted to accomplish today.  Next I did 3 minutes of sitting meditation where I went through one "round" of "mental touching points."  This is because the first half of my time I was "lost in my breathing."

Reward time = breakfast of yogurt and work on my laptop using my fitdesk today (14 miles, Odometer = 46 miles).

Journey far,

― Joe

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