Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Today I woke up on my own with no alarm after a brilliant sleep. I noticed that since I am a morning person now-a-days, the change in time zone has not really affected my desire to wake up early. I put on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, and running shorts, knit gloves, 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 with the temperature in the single digits. I began to run and it was not the snow on the road that was the struggle point. I was breathing as the frigid air stung my month and labored on my lungs. There was even a moment when I likened my labor running pace to my labored walking pace on the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. On my return, I chose to skip the park That I had used before for a pull up bar and I did 0 pull ups and 0 chin ups because I was unable to locate a suitable tree. I did 2 sets of 12 push-ups (24 total) at the end of my route. Back at the house I was staying I regained warmth happy to have passed the one mile challenge (1.6 miles, Odometer = 106.3 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health
No Faith ND daily passage today, it is Saturday.
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 well and I scored 7 points even though I did not feel overly focused. Next, I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation. At the end of the 4 minutes, the stress eraser on read a total of 15 points, 8 more for sitting (Point Count = 318). 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 189, Word Count = 3352). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a writer.
Reward time = breakfast of oatmeal.