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.