Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic by waking up after a decent night's sleep. It was interrupted once by someone outside the house yelling, but that was short lived. What I noticed as I lay in bed trying to motivate myself to wake up was the soreness and tightness I was experiencing from my workout yesterday, especially in my quads and calfs. I like being a morning person and I 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 very cool summer one so much so that it made me think about the pending need to winterize the sprinklers and swamp cooler. I ran my usual route along the busy road which was less busy than normal. When I arrived at Rocket Park, I use my favorite metal bar on the play structure to do 7 (!) pull ups, and 6 & 1/4 chin ups before continuing the run. 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 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 (one, 6 foot section) the sensor tracked very well as I focused on each motion and I scored 10 points. During the sitting meditation, I breathed deeply and at the end the sensor again tracked very well. At the end, it read 19, 9 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.