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Month 2, Day 37

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Today I woke up on time and early.  However, I felt under rested after a night of sleep because I had deprived myself of a couple hours by staying up too late.   I continue to become a morning person as I quickly put on my running shoes (my stimulus).  The reason for my haste was because I only had 15 minutes to squeeze in a workout.  Today I sacrificed my warm up routine in the name of survival mode.  I did 0 jumping jacks and no stretching.  The run through down town Coeur D’Alene was gorgeous in the early morning.  I ran to the water and my legs felt alive, like they were most excited for a 15 minute workout.  On my way back through the park, I found a pull-up bar a part of a park play set.  I did 3 and 1/8 pull ups and 1/8 and chin ups.  Because of the nature of the bar being a circular ring, I figured that my chin ups may not have had the proper leverage to work.  I also did 2 sets of 11 pushups (21 total).  However, you will notice that my total number is missing 1.  This is because on my second set of push-ups I was physically unable to do the last push up.  I collapsed to the playground turf.  At the end of my route, I arrived back at the hotel totaling about 1.1miles, perfect for the one mile challenge even on 15 minutes workout survival day (1.1 miles, Odometer = 72.1 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.

Back at the room, I stretched for 2 minutes and continued my routine.  I did 2 sets of 22 dumbbell rows (11 each arm, 44 total) using a full backpack as weight, stretch.

Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health

I set my alarm for 4 minutes of walking mediation and 4 minutes of sitting meditation as I continued my new meditation practice. Using my stress eraser, I began my 4 minutes of walking meditation (three, 8 foot sections).  During walking meditation, the sensor worked, but I struggled with focus.  At the end of the 4 minutes I only scored 5 points.  My thoughts were on tasks to be done for the day like website building.  After walking meditation, I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation.  At first I could not focus on sitting meditation.  My walking meditation had not focuses my attention and it showed.  I took me 3 minutes to finally begin to breathe deeply and focus "rounds" of "mental touching points" while inhaling and exhaling consistently.  I also sat in the presence of God for the last minute with no agenda.  I calmed instantly.  At the end of the 4 minutes, I felt better but the stress eraser on read a total of 16 points, only 11 more for sitting.   (Point Count = 102).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.

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

Reward time = breakfast of quiche and fruit.

Journey far,

― Joe

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