Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic this morning when I woke up very early after a good night's sleep. I was sore but not too badly 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 off into the cool of the early summer morning in Grand Junction, Colorado. I ran along the usually busy street expecting it to be deserted due to the early morning hour before sunrise. To my disappointment, it was not. Cars drove along it as usual. When I got to the park, I turned toward the less busy street and enjoyed the serenity of the early morning run without being passed by another car. 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 from the run, 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), then stretch. 3 sets of 18 lunges (9 each leg, 54 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 16 “breaths” of planking, stretch. 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 tracked brilliently with the new batteries I put in it and I scored 8 points. During the sitting meditation, I breathed deeply and at the end the sensor read 16, 8 more for sitting (Point Count = -,---). 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 cereal and a banana.