Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Today I woke up after sleeping and seriously considered just skipping my morning run and going back to sleep. Some how, out of nowhere in a burst of super-human strength likened only to someone who really has become a morning person, I sat up fully awake and ready to run. After quick toilet stop, I put on my running shoes (my stimulus), running shorts, and arm warmers and headed outside. I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and a couple minutes of stretching in the cold and snowy Colville morning air. I took off to go running down the “main drag” in the tiny town. I ran alongside the morning traffic of farm pickups on their way to work. At the end of my route, I arrived back at the hotel where I stayed the night again passing the one mile challenge (1.5 miles, Odometer = 79.3 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Just outside the motel door, 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 24 lunges (12 each leg, 48 total), then stretch. 2 sets of 19 “breaths” of planking, stretch.
Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health
I read the Faith ND daily passage out loud to myself.
I set my alarm for 4 minutes of walking mediation and 4 minutes of sitting meditation as I continued my meditation practice. I continue to enlist the services of my stress eraser , and today I was please with the results. Admittedly the stress eraser did not sync as quickly as I would have liked so I just began my walking meditation. 4 minutes of walking meditation (three, 8 foot sections) later, the sensor had been tracking and I scored 3 points showing that my lack of balance was also poor breathing. After walking meditation, I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation. I was able to focus "rounds" of "mental touching points" while inhaling and exhaling consistently and being in the presence of God for which I got “warm fuzzies.” At the end of the 4 minutes, the stress eraser on read a total of 15 points (Point Count = 145). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.
Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health
I wrote the start of a chapter entitled "the russian visa debacle". As well as penned two titles for the book. Either 7 Years a Nomad or To Live 1000 Lives (words written 272, Word Count = 528)
Reward time = breakfast of an English muffin and cheerios.