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Month 4, Day 98

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic after I woke up after a good sleep.  I approve of being a morning person  because it got me to bed at an early hour last night.  I noticed that I was a little bit sore in every area of my body without being overly sore anywhere.  Sort of a pleasant soreness.   I got up and got going  by sneaking in a meditation and then putting on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, running shorts, earmuffs, and gloves.  I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching outside.  I ran a circle around a few city blocks in Billings, MT where the temperature is about 25 degrees fahrenheit.  The biggest thing of note was every street I crossed, there were patches of black ice that I had to be very careful of my foot placement.  Eventually I will invest in some yaktrax....  At the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.1 miles, Odometer = 179.5 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 18 lunges (9 each leg, 54 total), then stretch.  3 sets of 21 “breaths” of planking, stretch.  I can do all of this without needing 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 using my stress eraser.  During the 4 minutes of walking meditation (two, 6 foot sections) the sensor tracked well and I scored 13 points.  During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation I focused on the phrase "about the third hour."  Interesting, it was when I let go of my expectations that I began to get the "warm fuzzies" and just as it was happening, my alarm went off.  My stress eraser had a total point count of 31, 18 more for sitting (Point Count = 1343).  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 332, Word Count = 14,830).  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 = 27). 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 27 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 Bob (words written 413, Word Count = 2,345). 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 pumpkin muffins and a banana and a morning of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (11.5 miles, Odometer = 526).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a rider.

Journey far,

― Joe

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