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.
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.