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Month 1, Day 3

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Waking up this morning was a struggle, it took multiple alarms and I didn’t get in anywhere near the first time.  I got my running shoes on, but before I headed out the door, I switched it up and tried a warm up routine.  It was really simple, 25 jumping jacks (no knee “cracking” today) and then 2 minutes of stretching

Similar to yesterday, it was not raining in Seattle but it was overcast.  The hill next to the house still needed to be run up.  As I did, I noticed that my body was sore for the first 2 days but not in a bad way.  The burning in the lungs had, more or less, stopped which I appreciated but as I was nearing the top I could feel my hamstrings burn.  I ran to where I turned around yesterday, and as I approached the stoplight turnaround point, the spit in my mouth multiplied.  I told myself, I want to make it to the turnaround point before I spit. As I neared the last block, my mouth was full.  I wanted to spit badly, but I was determined.  I made it and as I began the run back to the house, I sent the spit to the ground.  Small victory.  On the decline back the spit tried to return, but my mind was made up.  Years ago, when I ran daily I never had to spit, this would be my first challenge of self-control.

When I returned to the house after running just over a mile, I spit for only the second time.  Sweet improvement.  I stretch briefly outside before entering the house to continue my new routine.  Since I had done lower body yesterday, today was upper body.  I alternated between activities and stretching. 9 pushups, stretch.  20 “breaths” of planking, stretch.  20 dumbbell rows (10 each arm) using a paint can as weight, stretch.  I even found a pull up bar in my friend house in a forgotten door way and did 1 pull up and 1 chin up.  Reward time = breakfast.

Journey far,

― Joe

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