Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic this morning when I woke up later than I wanted but still early enough after a short 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 already warm and sunny summer morning in Grand Junction, Colorado. I ran along the usually busy street with low expectations and it did not disappoint. Cars drove along it as usual and even though they were fewer than normal they were annoyingly spaced out so I was forced to run on the sidewalk the entire time. When I got to the park, I turned toward the less busy street and found mostly serenity there with the exception of two cars that passed me. 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. I considered upping my reps but perhaps I will do that starting Monday.
Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health
Spiritual Reading: No Faith ND today, it is Saturday.
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 bit to track and I scored 5 points. During the sitting meditation, I breathed deeply and at the end the sensor read 13, 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 and an afternoon of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (14 miles, Odometer = 1128). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a rider.