Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic by waking up early after a long and much needed night's sleep after my previous night where I stayed up too late and got up early. I started the day with a meditation and later in the morning went to a local farm for a community run and potluck. While waiting for the run to begin, I didn't notice any soreness but my muscles were tight from my my workout yesterday. I like being a morning person and since I already had on my running shorts and shoes I did a warm up routine of 0 jumping jacks but lots of stretching before I took off running near Grand Junction, Colorado. The morning was already a warm, sunny summer Sunday but a thin cloud cover luckily set in over top of the sun. I ran with Lisa along a dirt road in what was know as the "Watermelon 5k" out to the watermelon patch. Half way through the 5k, I found the metal pole of a clothes drying rack and I used it to do 6 pull ups, and 5 & 1/8 chin ups before continuing the run. At the end of the route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (3.1 miles, Odometer = --.- miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Fitness: Back at the start, I stretched for a few minutes and I continued my routine. I did 3 sets of 18 dumbbell rows (9 each arm, 54 total) using a tool case from my car as weight, stretch. I also did 3 sets of 9 push-ups (27 total). I continue to enjoy my commitment to not using gym machines because I don't need a gym.
Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health
Spiritual Reading: No Faith ND today, it is Sunday. At church I used my homemade journal to ask God how I could become the best version of myself. I wrote the words "humility is truth" inspired by Luke 15: 1-32
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 well as I focused on each motion: heal-up, lift-ing, move-ing, lower-ing, touch-ing, press-ing, where the "ing" is the end of the motion. I scored 9 points. During the sitting meditation, I breathed deeply although I forgot to directed my discipline and focused on mental touching points. At the end the sensor read 17, 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 pot luck foot from other community members.