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.