Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
I woke up very early and excited to get my morning routine going after a brilliant sleep. I found it most useful to meditate before running today. Then, as I was getting dressed in the bathroom with my my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, and running shorts I noticed in the mirror that I was making distinctive changes to how strong my muscles were feeling. Maybe my stomach had not changed much (or maybe it had!) but I felt better all around and it really got me reflecting on my epic story of personal development. I'm glad that I have become a morning person it allowed me wake up this morning very early and do a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and a bit of stretching. I opened the door to Tacoma, Washington after an evening rain. I began to run to the nearest park in search of a pull up bar. At the play structure I did 4 1/5 pull ups, 2 1/2 chin ups and 3 sets of 8 push-ups (24 total) before returning to the apartment I had stayed. I have struggled at time to find perfect pull up bars, but I think my commitment to not using gym machines is slowly paying off. My route allowed me to again pass the one mile challenge (2.0 miles, Odometer = 114.7 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health
I read the Faith ND daily passage
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. Next, I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation. At the end of the 4 minutes, the stress eraser had tracked ok but it showed that my concentration was distracted in the middle and it read a total of 15 points, 8 more for sitting (Point Count = 367). 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 = 4382). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a writer.
Reward time = breakfast of oatmeal and an apple.