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Month 12, Day 342

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic by struggling to wake up after a poor night's sleep interrupted by needing to use the bathroom.  What I noticed as I lay in bed trying to motivate myself to wake up was the extreme amount of soreness I was experiencing from my workout yesterday and not resting well.  I like being a morning person and I finally willed myself to get up and put on running shorts and shoes.  I did a warm up routine of 25 jumping jacks but some stretching before I took off running in Grand Junction, Colorado.  The morning was a cool summer one and I ran with Lisa along the busy road which was less busy than normal, by a lot, due to the early hour.  When we arrived at Rocket Park, I use my favorite metal bar on the play structure to do 6 & 1/2 pull ups, and 5 & 7/8 chin ups before continuing the run.  At the end of the route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (2.6 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 bocce ball set 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: 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 (two, 6 foot section) the sensor tracked well as I focused on each motion of my feet while breathing deeply.  At the end, I scored 9 points.  During the sitting meditation, I breathed deeply again and focused on mental touching points around my body.  At the end the sensor read 19, 10 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

Reward time = breakfast of yogurt.

― Joe

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