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Month 2, Day 53

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.

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

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.

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.