Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic waking up at a reasonable hour after a full night's sleep. I enjoy being a morning person and made a mental note that my muscles in my back were tight from yesterday's workout but not necessarily sore. I forgot to meditate and, instead, went straight to 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 inside. The morning in Seattle, WA was dark and overcast with no rain in the air but the standing water on the pavement occasionally splashed as connected my feet to the pavement. I ran up the hill and as I did my breathing became deep and loud. But as I crested the hill the my breathing had given way to a feeling of an almost trance like running state; a feeling I remember from years ago when I used to be a consistent endurance athlete. At the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.2 miles, Odometer = 189.3 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Fitness: Back at the house I am staying in, 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 12 squats (33 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 18 lunges (9 each leg, 54 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 22 “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 using my stress eraser. During the 4 minutes of walking meditation (two, 6 foot sections) I fought with the sensor resetting it several times but it was never able to tracked and I scored 0 points. During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation, the stress eraser continued to not track or track poorly even after another reset so I forgot about it and then focused on "it's all vapor". I scored a total point count of 4, 4 more for sitting (Point Count = 1515). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.
Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health
Writing: I continued writing about "beat down by the winds of change" (words written 354, Word Count = 17,315). 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
Daily Priority #5 - Professional Health
Side Gig: I continued adding onto my side gig writing about Julie (words written 262, Word Count = 4,749). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started on my project because never too late to start a business.