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Month 1, Day 6

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Today I woke up in a new spot.  I am visiting friends in the Seattle area.  By “woke up” I mean, I struggled to wake up because the blankets were warmer than the morning air.  Finally I got my running shoes on and was out the door.  I continued my new routine on the first day of the second week.  Yes, I choose forego a warm up routine again justifying that a one mile run was the same.  Because I was in a new location, I had a new hill to run up.  Luckily Seattle is filled with hills and all I had to do was walk out the door and run right.  The sights, sounds, and smells of the city were in all directions.  I reach an intersection and had to for the light to change to cross the street.  Eventually I came to an unexpected place—the west seattle stadium.  There was a person out in the early morning running around the track.  I wanted to join him so I began following the alley along the backside of the stadium.  Eventually, after running around the entire stadium, I found the lone gate that was open and accessible.  This spot was my head back home point.  On the run back I pondered what obstacles my body was overcoming.  Only 2 things came to mind: 1) it felt like I could run further 2) this run passed by really fast.

Back at the apartment, I did 2 minutes of stretching, and the 25 jumping jacks that I had foregone before the run.  I kept my shoes and shirt on since I was out on a balcony.  Since I had done upper body yesterday, today was lower body.  I enjoyed the sun rising in the east and a view of Mt. Rainier as I alternated between activities and stretching.  12 squats, stretch. 22 lunges (11 each leg), stretch. 21 “breaths” of planking, stretch. All in all about 25 minutes.  Reward time = breakfast.

Journey far,

― Joe

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