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Month 2, Day 33

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Today I woke up later in the morning than usual and I felt well rested.  I really feel that I have become a morning person and improved my sleep because at night I am laying down exhausted.  I put on my running shorts, running shoes (my stimulus), and arm warmers.  I was about to step outside when my subconscious caught me and reminded me to do a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and a couple minutes of stretching.  Very encouraging that it is taking less and less cognitive resources to go about my morning routine.  Then it was out the door into the cool morning air of Spokane in peak autumn.  The run through the neighborhoods was a simple out and back.  On my outbound I noticed since it was a Sunday morning there were no cars on the road and no noise in the air.  Just the quiet pitter patter of feet on the pavement and the exhales of breathing.  About half way I was passed by a car that was clearly speeding.  I could tell because the loud engine wrecked my glorious morning silence.  Oh well, it was gone as quickly as it appeared.  When I got back to my favorite pull-up tree, it started raining.  Unfazed, I did 3 and 1/8 pull ups and 2 and chin ups.  I also did 2 sets of 11 pushups (22 total).   At the end of my route, I arrived back at the house totaling about 1.6 miles, again passing the one mile challenge.

Back at the apartment, I stretched for 2 minutes and continued my routine.  I did 2 sets of 20 dumbbell rows (10 each arm, 40 total) using a full backpack as weight, stretch.

Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health

No Faith ND daily passage today, it is Sunday.  At church the reading was the women who gave all she had.

I set my alarm for 4 minutes of walking mediation and 4 minutes of sitting meditation as I continued my new meditation practice. The big difference with today I that I finally dug out my old stress eraser and put it back into my routine.  After a little bit of messing my finger position to get the sensor calibrated, I began my 4 minutes of walking meditation (three, 8 foot sections). Walking meditation while trying to match deep breathing was something that I struggled with.  I didn’t look at the stress eraser while I was walking, but at the end it confirmed that I had not been great; just 6 points.  After walking meditation, I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation.  Here is where the stress eraser affirmed that I did better.  I was able to focus "rounds" of "mental touching points" while inhaling and exhaling deeply.  At the end of the 4 minutes, I had 16 more points for a total of 22.

Reward time = breakfast of yoghurt & granola and a day of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (17 miles, Odometer = 219 miles). 

Journey far,

― Joe

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