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Month 3, Day 75

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic as woke up early after a great sleep.  I appreciated being a morning person and set to work putting on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, and running shorts.  I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching and then walked outside into the rainy and dark Vancouver, WA morning.  I began to run through the neighborhood.  Because it was so early on a Sunday morning there were only a couple cars on the road during my run.  Between the occasional car head lights accenting the rain and my squishing, wet shoes I was glad that I did not have to run far in the rain.  Toward the end of my run, I found a pull bar at a elementary school and did 4 1/2 pull ups, and 3 chin ups although the rain made it difficult to grip the bar.  It started pouring as I finished my last chin up so I ran for cover back to the house I was staying at.  My route allowed me to again pass the one mile challenge (1.8 miles, Odometer = 146.8 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.

Fitness: Back at the apartment I was staying at, I stretched for 2 minutes and continued my routine.  I did 3 sets of 20 dumbbell rows (10 each arm, 60 total) using a full backpack as weight, stretch and 3 sets of 9 push-ups (27 total).  I continue to enjoy my commitment to not using gym machines because I don't need a gym. And for what it is worth, I don't know what my weight is these day but I don't really care, I look and feel healthier.

Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health

Spiritual Reading: 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 "the courage to love" from John 3: 11-18

Meditation: 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 10 points.  Interesting was that my heart rate was still high from just having worked out so at first the stress eraser was not giving me points until I calmed down after a minute of breathing slowly, deeply.  I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation and at the end of the 4 minutes, the stress eraser had tracked well as I focused on the phrase "about the third hour" and my breathing.  It read a total of 29 points, 19 more for sitting (Point Count = 776).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.

Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health

Writing: Despite struggling to start I wrote more on "the Russian visa debacle" (words written 343, Word Count = 7805) and it flowed as soon as I began writing. It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a writer because there is always time to write.

Daily Priority #4 - Emotional Health

Inspiration: The Simple Dollar shares 10 Pieces Of Inspiration (Inspiration Shared = 4). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, inspirationally.

Contemplation: I reflected on past Reminiscinable Shared Experiences (RSEs) when I wrote 4 BC. It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, in my reflections.


Reward time = breakfast of cereal.

Journey far,

― Joe

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