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Month 3, Day 78

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic as I woke up early this morning.  I laid in bed for about 20 minutes "stretching" and not wanting to leave the warm covers after a good night's sleep.  Because I am a morning person, I snuck in a meditation and then 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.  Since yesterday, I have developed a new found and irrational phobia of plantar fasciitis in my feet, especially my left foot.  I find myself a little bit worried about suffering and overuse injury.  Add that to knowing 3 fit friends who have had plantar fasciitis and I'm not thrilled about the possibility.  Nonetheless, not wanting fear to cripple my morning,  I ran again in the rain in Vancouver, WA and it did not take long before my shoes were squishing with every stride.  At the end of my route, I arrived back at the house I was staying at, again passing the one mile challenge (1.8 miles, Odometer = 151.1 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.

Fitness: 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.  I can do all of this without needing a gym.

Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health

Spiritual Reading: Faith ND

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 13 points.  I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation and I focused on just being and I finished with a point count of just 32, 19 more for sitting (Point Count = 861).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.

Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health

Writing: I continued writing on "Nomadic Exhaustion" (words written 416, Word Count = 8962). 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 = 7). 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 7 BC. It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, in my reflections.

Reward

Reward time = breakfast of cereal and a day of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (10.5 miles, Odometer = 412).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a rider.

Journey far,

― Joe

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