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Month 2, Day 28

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Today I woke up later than I would have liked, but I was very well rested.  Luckily because my morning routine can be so concise, I didn’t even entertain the idea that I “would not have time.”  Nope, not for a second.  Instead, I went directly to putting on my running shorts and running shoes (my stimulus).  On my way out the door I casually said to my friend, Mike, “never far and never fast…” and he finished my statement saying, “but always consistent.”  It was a brisk, foggy morning in Spokane.  I consciously made the choice to do a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks, a couple minutes of stretching despite my time constraints.  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 although my finger were freezing at the midway point.  As I ran I reflected on how much in the moment I was able to be when out running.  I also reflected on how fast the route was passing me by.  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 11 squats (22 total), then stretch. 2 sets of 18 lunges (9 each leg, 36 total), then stretch. 2 sets of 15 “breaths” of planking, stretch.

Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health

I read the Faith ND daily passage out loud to myself.

I continued my new meditation practice with 3 minutes of walking meditation (two, 8 foot sections). Impressively, I was focused.  Plus one for me!  Next I did 3 minutes of sitting meditation with one "round" of "mental touching points."  My legs began to cry out from the building tension of the burning in my muscles from being cross-legged.  I remembered this as a good sign for meditation from back in the day when I was in the monastery and taught myself to be “the general of my body.”  I pushed through and quelled the tension.

Reward time = breakfast of yoghurt and granola and working on my laptop using my fitdesk today (17 miles, Odometer = 132 miles).

Journey far,

― Joe

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