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
Reward time = breakfast of cereal.