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Month 1, Day 7

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Today I forgot to set an alarm.  I forgot to set an alarm because my phone got left in the cup holder of my car.  My body woke me up at an appropriate time.  I could already tell that my hamstrings were sore from yesterday’s lower body workout.  I got my running shoes on, headed out the door, and tried a warm up routine.  It was really simple, 30 jumping jacks and 2 minutes of stretching.  As I stretched I focused on warming up my hamstrings.  As I stretched, I could tell my core muscles tight from the planking yesterday.

I started running a route that I made up as I went.  Basically I knew that the West Seattle Stadium offered the potential to find a pull up bar but I was thinking I might have better luck the YMCA or a park.  I ran up the hill and found the “Y”.  No luck there, so I ran on.  I ran past what looked like a park, but it turned out to be private play equipment and was fenced in and locked.  On my way to the stadium, I passed a bus stop and thought “the overhang could work.”  I gave it a try 1 & 1/2 pull ups later, I ran onward.  When I got to the stadium they did not really have a pull up bar.  I used an overhead railing and did 0.5 chin up but it was more about effort than functionality.

When I returned to the house after running just over a mile, I stretch briefly outside before entering the apartment to continue my new routine.  Since I had done lower body yesterday, today was upper body.  I alternated between activities and stretching. 12 pushups, stretch.  20 dumbbell rows (10 each arm) using a full backpack as weight, stretch.  Reward time = breakfast.

Journey far,

― Joe

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