Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic this morning after short but needed sleep. Despite it being tempting to lay in the warmth of my sleeping bag, I really enjoy being a morning person because I was able to do a meditation and write 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 inside while I waiting for a break in the rain coming down outside. Finally, I just had to accept that when it is a rainy day in Seattle, I just had to go for it. I ran in west Seattle the same route that I ran back at the beginning. It was indeed rainy. The pavement was flowing with water and rain fell from the sky. The hill that I ran up was one that took some effort, but it was very apparent how far I have come in the last four months. On my way back I was running fast trying to out run the ever-increasing rain. The harder I ran the wetter I got and it was all downhill on the way back. By the time I was most back I was soaked and I noted that I needed to spit a couple times and a couple more when I stopped running back at the house. I think this was a different spit from when I was first starting. This spit was one that affirmed I had run fast today. At the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.2 miles, Odometer = 190.5 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Fitness: Back at the house I was staying at, I stretched for a few minutes while I cooled down before I continued my routine. I did 5 & 1/3 pull ups, and 5 1/6 chin ups using a pull up bar installed in a doorway of the house. I did 3 sets of 24 dumbbell rows (12 each arm, 72 total) using a kitchen aid mixer (without the bowl) as weight, stretch. I also did 3 sets of 12 push-ups (36 total). I continue to enjoy my commitment to not using gym machines because I don't need 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. I did 4 minutes of walking meditation (two, 6 foot sections) and my stress eraser did not track well I even had to reset it multiple times just to score 4 points. I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation where I focused on breathing and the phrase "will you follow me?" The stress eraser again did not track well and at the end the total read 9 points, 5 more for sitting (Point Count = 1524). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.
Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health
Writing: I continued to write "beat down by the winds of change" (words written 198, Word Count = 17,513). 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 about Bob (words written 266, Word Count = 5,015). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started on my project because never too late to start a business.