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Month 4, Day 108

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic waking up at a reasonable hour after a short sleep because I was up late working on an Intentionality Ink Post.  On days like today it is convenient to be a morning person because I struggled to get out of bed.  When I did get out of bed, I made a mental note that my muscles in my back were tight from yesterday's workout especially around my shoulder blades.  I chose not to meditate first and 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 inconsistent drops of water falling from the sky.  I ran up the hill and as I did I made a mental note that my pace was reasonable but probably because of the lack of sleep, I felt slow.  At the turn around point, I had warmed up so much that I was too hot wearing my arm warmers, so I took them off and ran with them in my hand.  At the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.2 miles, Odometer = 191.7 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 was excited because not only was the sensor tracking, it was tracking really well and I scored 19 points.  During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation, the stress eraser continued to track really well.  I focused on breathing and mental touching points (hip flexors, behind the knees, ankles, and drawing a star on my back).  I scored a total point count of 39, 20 more for sitting (Point Count = 1563).  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 214, Word Count = 17,727).  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 = 37). 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 37 BC. It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, in my reflections.

Daily Priority #5 - Professional Health

Side Gig: I ran out of time and was unable to add onto my side gig today (words written ---, 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.


Reward time = breakfast of oatmeal and banana and a morning of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (8 miles, Odometer = 604.5).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a rider.

Journey far,

― Joe

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