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Month 3, Day 80

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic as I woke up early this morning after a full night's sleep.  Because I am a morning person, I snuck in a meditation and church before putting on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, and running shorts.  I skipped a warm up routine and did 0 jumping jacks and no stretching.  My completely irrational phobia of plantar fasciitis in my feet and fear of injury has started to subside since 2 days ago, but I still asked questions today to 2 people who know about it.  I ran again in Vancouver, WA with 2 friends on a beautiful day down to the riverbed.  At the end of my route, I arrived back at the house I was staying at, again passing the one mile challenge (4.4 miles, Odometer = 157.3 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.  Especially considering I can now run distances and keep up and maintain conversation with people who are excellent runners.

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.  One interesting thing that I noticed about my fitness is that I really have begun to feel that I am excited it is mandatory, but it is taking longer than the 10 or 20 minutes it took when I first started almost 3 months ago.

Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health

Spiritual Reading: Faith ND.  At church I used my homemade journal to ask God how I could become the best version of myself.  I wrote the words "I was a Christian who was blind holding a child who was not" inspired by Luke 2: 15-20

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 (one, 8 foot section) the sensor tracked well and I scored 13 points.  I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation and I focused on breathing and I finished with a point count of 27, 14 more for sitting (Point Count = 923).  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 245, Word Count = 9495). 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 = 9). 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 9 BC. It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, in my reflections.

Reward

Reward time = breakfast of cereal.

Journey far,

― Joe

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