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."