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
Daily Priority #4 - Emotional Health