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Month 4, Day 95

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic after a full night's sleep.  When the morning came, I was motivated to get out of bed partly because I am a morning person but mostly because I had to poop-- now!  After a quick meditation, I put on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, a second shirt, pants, gloves, and earmuffs.  I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks some stretching inside because I knew I was about to step out in the ultra-cold.  When I stepped outside, the temperature was at least -5 degree fahrenheit in Great Falls, MT.  The night was still dark, the streets covered in snow, and cars and houses dark and deserted.  I began to run through the neighborhood.  The snow cracked under every stride.  I wanted to feel like Rocky Balboa training in the Siberia wilderness in the winter, but all I felt was the frigid morning air on my face.  On my outbound I noticed a peculiar event.  The area directly above my eye lids when my skull protruded underneath my eyebrows was taking the brunt of the cold morning air.  It was peculiar because I have not ever noticed any part of my face being colder than my ears or nose, but today, it was above my eyes that was cold.  I ran to a local elementary school where I struggle to find a suitable pull up bar, but eventually found 2 different ones that would work on the playground.  Interestingly enough, when I stopped to do pull ups, I was pleasantly warm in spite of the cold.  I did 4 & 1/2 pull ups, and 3 & 2/3  chin ups.  My route allowed me to pass the one mile challenge (1.5 miles, Odometer = 176 miles).  I then ran back, my nose running with clear, watery liquid as my body put up defenses against the winter morning.  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 22 dumbbell rows (11 each arm, 66 total) using a full backpack as weight, stretch.  I also did 3 sets of 11 push-ups (33 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: No Faith ND today, it is Saturday.

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.  It was early, no one else was awake, and I had my own room.  During the 4 minutes of walking meditation (two, 6 foot sections) the sensor tracked well but eventually the batteries gave out and I had to make a quick battery swap between walking and sitting meditations.  I scored 9 points.  I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation where I focused on mental touching points.  At the end the total read 30 points, 21 more for sitting (Point Count = 1303).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.

Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health

Writing: I finished writing about "Nomadic Exhaustion" today and began writing "beat down by the winds of change" (words written 219, Word Count = 13,939). 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 = 24). 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 24 BC. It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, in my reflections.

Daily Priority #5 - Professional Health

Side Gig: I continued adding onto my side gig writing about Steve (words written 99, Word Count = 1503). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started on my project because never too late to start a business.

Today, I had to restrain myself from the urge to expand to adding another thing to my already full daily routine.  I fell in love with the idea of curating 2 past Brad's Deals posts per day from my email inbox into a usable manner for future Residence Development posts.  I resisted because my habits are not yet strong enough to support it.


Reward time = breakfast of pumpkins muffins and a banana.

Journey far,

― Joe

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