Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
I woke up very early again so as to sneak in a morning routine while others were sleeping after a great night’s sleep. I started with meditating so I could get that out of the way before anyone woke up. Then I put on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, running shorts, and a pair of gloves. I'm glad that I have become a morning person it has allowed me to do a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and a bit of stretching. I exited the house I was staying at in Anchorage, Alaska. And was immediately met with below freezing temperatures and about an inch of fresh snow on the ground. I began to run around the hospital area of anchorage. It was really cold and still dark out but I didn’t mind exploring a new place and I had heard that Anchorage had 120 miles of trails in the city. I ran by the hospital, and jumped on the trail path that went underneath the skywalk and on into a forested section. When I popped back out on a street I decided to turn around and run back to warmth. At the end of my route, I arrived back at house I was staying at again passing the one mile challenge (1.1 miles, Odometer = 118.7 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Back at the apartment, I stretched for 2 minutes and was strapped for time so I did not mean to but I failed at continuing 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 (27 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 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 (two, 8 foot sections) the sensor tracked really well for the second day in a row and I scored 15 points. Again I watched the sensor the entire time I was doing my walking meditation and it both helped to calibrate it and it helped to calibrate my breathing and force me to focus on both walking movements as well as tracking the sensor leaving little room for mental distractions. Next, I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation. At the end of the 4 minutes, the stress eraser continued to track well and read a total of 30 points, 15 more for sitting (Point Count = 438). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.
Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health
I did not write today (words written ---, Word Count = 4562).
Reward time = breakfast of yogurt and granola and fruit.