Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic by waking up after an excellent night's sleep. I was sore in my legs after my mellow workout yesterday as well as my right sholder from painting yesterday. I like being a morning person and I got up and put on running shorts and shoes. I did a warm up routine of 25 jumping jacks and some stretching before I took off running in Grand Junction, Colorado. The morning was a bit warmer than it has been in recent summer mornings. I ran my usual route along the busy road which was busy but thined as I got closer to the park. When I arrived at Rocket Park, I use my favorite metal bar on the play structure to do 7 pull ups, and 7 chin ups before continuing the run. As I ran back on the mellow street that had about a half dozen cars pass me (but no pickup trucks!), I thought about how my good form had helped with the pull-ups and chin-ups. 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 20 dumbbell rows (10 each arm, 60 total) using a bocce ball set as weight, stretch. I also did 3 sets of 10 push-ups (10 total). It is fun to be able to add an extra rep to everything today as I am getting stronger. 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 well as I focused on each motion and I scored 10 points. During the sitting meditation, I breathed deeply and the sensor again tracked well. At the end, it read 20, 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 time = breakfast of cereal and an afternoon of painting the fence.