Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic this morning when I woke up after a nice night's sleep. This morning I was sore in both my arms and legs from my workout yesterday. I like being a morning person and after putting on my running shoes, and shorts, I did a warm up routine of 25 jumping jacks and some stretching before jogging through Grand Junction, Colorado. I ran on a busy street but for the first time all week, there were long patches where I could run on the road instead of the sidewalk. It must be Friday, people are less awake this early. At the end of the route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (2.0 miles, Odometer = ---.- miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Fitness: Back at my home, I stretched for 2 minutes and continued my routine. Yesterday was an upper body day so today was a lower body day. I did 3 “sets” of each movement. 3 sets of 12 squats (36 total) increasing by 1 each rep today, then stretch. 3 sets of 18 lunges (9 each leg, 54 total) increasing by one each leg per rep today, then stretch. 3 sets of 16 “breaths” of planking, stretch. While I was lunging my left knee threatened to be in pain, but it went away. Luckily. I can do all of this without needing a gym.
Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health
Spiritual Reading: Faith ND
Meditation: I set my alarm for 2 minutes walking meditation and 2 minutes sitting meditation as part of my meditation practice using my stress eraser. During the 2 minutes walking meditation (one, 6 foot section) the sensor took a while to begin tracking and I scored 3 points. During the sitting meditation, I breathed deeply and at the end the sensor read 11, 8 more for sitting (Point Count = -,---). During the sitting my left ankle was in pain from sitting cross legged. It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually although I do note the paradox of public spirituality.
Reward time = breakfast of toast on fresh, homemade bread.