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
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.