Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
I continued with my fitness epic today as I woke late-ish after a sleep where I was up chatting with a friend until late. It was still early enough that most of Seattle still slumbered which made me feel good about being a morning person. I was sore both my legs and upper body from yesterday. I put on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, and running shorts and did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and a bit of stretching. I ran up a very steep hill that I have run up many times at the start of my routine. Between the hill, the light rain, the biting wind in my face and my soreness, the struggle up the hill was a lot to push through. I turned around at a stop light and ran back down the hill. At the end of my route, I arrived back at the house I was staying at, again passing the one mile challenge (1.2 miles, Odometer = 133.3 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Back at the house, I stretched for 2 minutes before 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 10 squats (30 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 Sunday.
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 the best I have ever done and I scored 18 points. I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation and I focused on the mental touching points while I breathed slowly. I finished with a point count of just 35, 17 more for sitting (Point Count = 634). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.
Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health
Reward time = breakfast of potato pancakes.