Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Today I woke up with no alarm needed after a glorious sleep. I like being a morning person. I noticed that I am struggling more with motivation to do meditation and writing so I have been doing those before even going running. Eventually, I put on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, and running shorts, and knit gloves. I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and a bit of stretching before going out into a frosty day in Vancouver, Washington. I ran today with Lisa and her Dad. The weather felt almost warm in comparison to the burtual cold of Montana the last few days. At the end of my route, I arrived back at house I was staying at again passing the one mile challenge (2.5 miles, Odometer = 108.8 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Back at the apartment, I stretched for 2 minutes and continued my routine. Yesterday was an upper body day so today was a lower body day. I did 3 “sets” of each movement. 3 sets of 9 squats (24 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 16 lunges (8 each leg, 48 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 20 “breaths” of planking, stretch.
Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health
No Faith ND daily passage today, it is Sunday. At church i used my homemade journal to ask God how I could become the best version of myself. I wrote the words "about the third hour, he went out" from Matthew 20:1-16
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 (two, 8 foot sections) the sensor tracked well and I scored 7 points. I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation and at the end of the 4 minutes, the stress eraser had tracked poorly (or my breathing had been that poor) and it read a total of 11 points, 4 more for sitting (Point Count = 329). 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 224, Word Count = 3613). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a writer. Before I started writing I was lamenting the frustration of every day being like ground hog’s day and having to start over. After I was done writing. I just felt good, even if it was not very much.
Reward time = breakfast of peanut butter toast and banana.