Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic today as I woke up panicked because the sun was shining through the window. What time was it? I scrambled to find my phone that I had fallen asleep last night before I had set an alarm. Phew it was barely past my usual wake up time. I had slept well and it turns out that being a morning person allowed me to wake up at a reasonable time even without an alarm. There were already other people awake, so I had to use the bathroom method to sneak in a meditation before putting on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, running shorts, and earmuffs. I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching. I ran a circle around a few city blocks in Billings, MT where not much had changed in the few days I have been here. There was still a significant amount of snow on the ground and thick ice on some parts of the sidewalks and roads. At the end of my route allowed me to pass the one mile challenge (1.1 miles, Odometer = 172.2 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 12 squats (33 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 16 lunges (8 each leg, 48 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 20 “breaths” of planking, stretch. I can do all of this without needing a gym. Interesting was that at the end of my lunges I was not feeling the burn like I have in the past. Maybe next time I will up my number of lunges...
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. Because I woke up at the same time as other the other people around, I used the bathroom for private meditation. During the 4 minutes of walking meditation (two, 6 foot sections) the sensor tracked well and I scored 10 points. During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation and I finished with a point count of 30, 20 more for sitting (Point Count = 1220). 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 252, Word Count = 13,194). 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 on to my side gig today (words written 456, Word Count = 950). 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 french toast and banana and a morning of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (14 miles, Odometer = 474.5). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a rider. For perspective California is 560 miles across, Oregon is 401 miles across and Washington state is 360 miles across.