Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Today I woke up well rested. I dropped my feet off the air mattress I had been sleeping on and set to work putting on my running shorts and running shoes (my stimulus). I was outside within minutes fueled by an internal desire to run. It was a cool, overcast morning in Spokane. I consciously made the choice to do a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks, a couple minutes of stretching. My morning run was another loop through the Riverpoint campus. I ran fast, it was good to be out. I started sweating halfway through the run meaning I had been out for about 7 minutes or right around a mile. At the end of my route I arrived back at the apartment for two miles of running instead of the one mile I have made my minimum.
Back at the apartment, I stretch for 2 minutes and continued my routine. I stood in the overhang of the doorway and I alternated between activities and stretching. I did 2 “sets” of each movement. 2 sets of 10 squats (20 total), then stretch. 2 sets of 16 lunges (8 each leg, 32 total), then stretch. 2 sets of 15 “breaths” of planking, stretch.
Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health
Sunday, no Faith ND but at church, a friend recommended reading Colossians 3
Today I continued my new meditation practice with 3 minutes of walking meditation (one, 8 foot section). I was interrupted by a person walking down the hall in the apartment so I had to step aside briefly to let them pass me. Next I did 3 minutes of sitting meditation where one "round" of "mental touching points" sitting meditation was good but my mind attempted to follow the sounds of the building. It took all my mental will to ignore them and focus on the “mental touching points.”