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 writing before 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. I ran again in the snow of Government Camp near Mount Hood in Washington. Again I was greeted with a beautiful view in the early morning light of Mount Hood. Again the cold early morning shock of the frigid winter air caused my lungs to struggle. My route again allowed me to pass the one mile challenge (1.1 miles, Odometer = 159.5 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Fitness: Back at the condo, 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: No Faith ND today, it is Sunday.
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) I focused on each motion: heal-up, lift-ing, move-ing, lower-ing, touch-ing, press-ing. The sensor did not track at all and I scored 0 points. I reset the sensor and then did 4 minutes of sitting meditation and I finished with a point count of 6, 6 more for sitting (Point Count = 948). 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 915, Word Count = 10,814). 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 = continental breakfast and a morning skiing at Timberline.