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Month 2, Day 42

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.

Journey far,

― Joe

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I have been fortunate enough to pay off all my debt, travel to all 7 continents, and complete a Bachelors of Psychology & MBA in Finance. I am eternally grateful to the brilliant and self-less people who have gone before me to pave the road.