Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Today I woke up and I well rested after sleeping. Despite depriving myself of a couple hours by staying up too late, I slept a bit longer than in recent days and it showed. I feel like a morning person and that feel pretty good. I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and a couple minutes of stretching then took off to go running. The weather back in Spokane included gusty breezes and the threat of sprinkles of rain. I ran through the neighborhoods which was both relaxing and stressful. Relaxing to be outside running on a Friday morning. Stressful because I really wanted to get back and get to work on my computer. At the end of my route, I arrived back at the apartment again passing the one mile challenge (1.6 miles, Odometer = 73.7 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Back at the apartment, I stretched for 2 minutes and continued my routine. Yesterday was an upper body day so today was a lower body day. I did 2 “sets” of each movement. 2 sets of 12 squats (24 total), then stretch. 2 sets of 20 lunges (10 each leg, 40 total), then stretch. 2 sets of 18 “breaths” of planking, 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. I continue to enlist the services of my stress eraser , but today I was disappointed. I began my 4 minutes of walking meditation (three, 8 foot sections). During walking meditation, I again struggled with the sensor syncing to my finger. Then I got it to work and I didn’t look at the stresseraser. But I only scored 7 points at the end of the 4 minutes. After walking meditation, I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation. The stress eraser gave me an error that said to avoid sunlight and it was never able to re-calibrate. Within 30 seconds I chose to ignored it and entered my meditation. I was able to focus "rounds" of "mental touching points" while inhaling and exhaling consistently and being in the presence of God. At the end of the 4 minutes, I felt better but the stress eraser on read a total of 11 points. That was a bummer because it wasn’t tacking properly, again (Point Count = 97). 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 scrambled eggs with pesto and cheese & toast and a day of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (19 miles, Odometer = 289). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a rider.