Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
I continued with my fitness epic today as I woke up this morning after a night of sleep and appreciated being a morning person. After using the bathroom, meditating and writing, I put on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, and running shorts. I walked outside into the sun-filed morning in west Seattle, WA. Immediately I was hit by the below freezing temperatures. I could see my breath as I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and a bit of stretching. I began to run down a really steep hill that I would have to run up later to a nearby school where I was shocked that there was not a single acceptabble pull bar on the whole play ground. I did 5 pull ups, and 3 chin ups interspersed by 3 sets of 9 push-ups (27 total). On the run back I conquered the steep hill with a lot of deep breathing and burning leg muscles. My route allowed me to again pass the one mile challenge (1.6 miles, Odometer = 134.9 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Back at the apartment I was staying at, I stretched for 2 minutes and continued my routine. I did 3 sets of 18 dumbbell rows (9 each arm, 54 total) using a full backpack as weight, stretch. I continue to enjoy my commitment to not using gym machines.
Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health
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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 16 points. I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation and I focused on the mental touching points while I breathed slowly. The problem was that I reset the stress eraser right as I began my sitting meditation and it never got calibrated. I finished with a point count of just 16, 0 more for sitting (Point Count = 650). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.
Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health
Reward time = breakfast of waffles and eggs.