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Month 2, Day 51

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Today I woke up on my own with no alarm after a brilliant sleep.  The rest of the world still slumbered on Thanksgiving Day.  I’m pumped that being a morning person allowed me to get up quickly put on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, and running shorts, knit gloves, yaktraxs, and ear warmers.  I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and a bit of stretching.  I opened the door to the frigid wintery outside in Missoula, Montana.  I began to run  in the early morning and struggled with breathing as the frigid air stung my month and labored on my lungs.  I couldn’t help but think that the challenge would increase my fitness because my body was working harder, like Rocky Balboa training in the Russia wilderness in winter.  I found a park play set that had had used before for a pull up bar and I did 2 1/4 pull ups and 1 3/4 chin ups.  I had trouble with both playset being both slippery with my gloves and poor leverage.  I also did 2 sets of 12 push-ups (24 total).  At the end of my route, I arrived back at house I was staying at again passing the one mile challenge (1.9 miles, Odometer = 101.5 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 24 dumbbell rows (12 each arm, 48 total) using a full backpack as weight, 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 used my stress eraser. During the 4 minutes of walking meditation (three, 8 foot sections) the sensor tracked amazingly well and I scored 8 points.  Next, I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation.  At the end of the 4 minutes, the stress eraser on read a total of 26 points, 18 more for sitting (Point Count = 290).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.

Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health

I continued writing a chapter entitled "the Russian visa debacle" (words written 249, Word Count = 2939).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a writer.


Reward time = breakfast of banana, walnut, cinnamon, vanilla pancakes and a two hour hike with family.

Journey far,

― Joe

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