Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic despite the odds being stacked against me on the first day of the new year. For starters it was New Year's Eve the night before so I got to be late. Next, when I did wake up enough from my sleep to make a decision, I seriously considered not going running because it was the new year. Finally, my habit of being a morning person allowed me to roll out of bed. No one else was awake so I snuck in a meditation before putting on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, running shorts, gloves, and earmuffs. I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks some stretching. Then I began to run through the condo area of Big Sky, MT. The temperature was down around 0 degrees, there was several feet of snow on the ground and the sun was just beginning to think about shining. I ran up a hill in search of something to use as a pull up bar. Out of desperation on my return I found a branch on a tree, stompped a snow drift to get to it and did 3.5 pull ups, and 2 & 1/3 chin ups. My route did not allow me to pass the one mile challenge (0.8 miles, Odometer = 166.7 miles) but it I was comfortable with that because at least I got out and ran. 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 2 minutes and continued my routine. I did 3 sets of 20 dumbbell rows (10 each arm, 60 total) using a full backpack as weight, stretch. I also did 3 sets of 10 push-ups (30 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. I used my stress eraser. During the 4 minutes of walking meditation (two, 6 foot sections) the sensor tracked very poorly after an initial reset and I scored 1 point. I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation where I focused on "I was a Christian who was blind holding a child who was not" and at the end the total read 17 points, 16 more for sitting (Point Count = 1075). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.
Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health
Writing: I continued writing about"Nomadic Exhaustion" today (words written 212, Word Count = 11,655). 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 = breakfast of pancakes and bacon and a day of skiing.