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Month 12, Day 344

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.


Reward time = breakfast of eggs and toast and an afternoon working on my laptop using my fitdesk (12 miles, Odometer = 1153).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a rider.

― Joe

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I have been fortunate enough to pay off all my debt, travel to all 7 continents, and complete a Bachelors of Psychology & MBA in Finance. I am eternally grateful to the brilliant and self-less people who have gone before me to pave the road.