Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Today I woke up, went back to sleep. Woke up, went back to sleep. Woke up. It is a good thing it is Saturday, whew. Interestingly all I had time for was a 15 minute run, at most. So I set to work quickly putting on my running shorts and running shoes (my stimulus) and was outside a quick minute later. It was a rainy morning in Spokane, big consistent drops. Because I was so short on time, I chose to skip any warm up routine. My morning run was another with no hills involved. I ran a quick loop through the Riverpoint campus. As I jogged, the rain fell, and my shoes began to squish. But I had one thing on my mind, find a pull up bar. I saw some metal railings 3 feet over my head on the Riverpoint college campus, I tried them like back at the stadium in West Seattle… they did not work because of the concrete retaining wall underneath that took away my leverage. I continued running through the campus, not seeing anything useful. The bus stop covering? Nope. Trees with useful branches? Nope. My short run was running out. Finally, I saw a concrete overhang over one of the first floor windows on a building. I did 3 pull ups using the overhang but it was not going to work for chin ups. I ran a bit further and finally found a tree with a branch that would work. I did 1 & 4/5 chin up. And a set of 9 pushups. At the end of my route I arrived back at the apartment after running just over a mile.
I stretched for 2 minutes and continued my routine. Because it was still raining outside, I stepped into the building and alternated between activities and stretching. 30 jumping jacks, stretch. Another set of 9 pushups (18 total), stretch. 2 sets of 18 dumbbell rows (9 each arm, 32 total) using a full backpack as weight, stretch.
Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health
No Faith ND daily passage today, it is Saturday
Today I continued my new meditation practice with 3 minutes of walking meditation (two, 8 foot sections). Today I focused on each movement of my feet: heal-up, lift-ing, move-ing, lower-ing, touch-ing, push-ing. This practice centered me into the present moment. Next I did 3 minutes of sitting meditation where one "round" of "mental touching points" but was more or less distracted. It really made me realize how little amount of time 6 minutes of the day is.
Reward time = Shower time [Interestingly enough when I was showering today, I found myself notice a positive change in my belly, 25 days into my routine. Nowhere near perfect, but it caught my eye. To be continued…], I have found my hygiene is improving in my life with my current lifestyle. Eating breakfast of pesto, Italian cheese, scrambled eggs on a tortilla. And working on my laptop using my fitdesk today (17 miles, Odometer = 87 miles).