Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic after a short night of sleep because I stayed up late working on a windows movie maker project. My upper body and lower body were tight from all the exercise yesterday. Like clockwork, because I am morning person, my cell phone alarm vibrated under my pillow and I bounded out of bed. I meditated and then 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. Then I headed out into a drippy, west Seattle rainy morning. I ran an old and familiar route to the west Seattle stadium. I began running around the track. I felt my legs stride out and my tempo increase. It felt like my body was pulling me forward, it didn't matter that my muscles had been tight & a little sore when I woke up. Twice around the track I galloped, breathing heavily, but unhindered by breathing or muscle tiredness. Then I excited the stadium just as fast as I had entered it and I headed back to the apartment I was staying at. At the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.6 miles, Odometer = 204.9 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Fitness: Back at the apartment 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 13 squats (39 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 18 lunges (9 each leg, 54 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 23 “breaths” of planking, stretch. I can do all of this without needing a gym. The interesting notes were that I experimented with decline squats today so I could get better result without having to add more lunges and I focused on straightening my feet during squats, good form is always important.
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 (one, 6 foot sections) I the sensor tracked well and I scored 14 points. I spent the time visualizing my plan for the most important things to accomplish today. During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation, the stress eraser continued to track. My breathing was good while I focused on "will you follow me?", although at one point my attention did stray before I brought it back. I finished with a point count of 31, 17 more for sitting (Point Count = 1697). 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 614, Word Count = 19,840). 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 did not have time to add to my side gig which has made this a tough week, missing three days in a row is not really something I am super stoked about, but it is also not something that I can change.
Daily Priority #6 - Financial Health
Money Management: Busy with other things, I did not have time today to read MMM.
Reward time = breakfast of yogurt and granola and banana and a day of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (13 miles, Odometer = 661). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a rider.