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Month 5, Day 118

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic after really short night's sleep in which I stayed up too late coding on the back end of Intentionality Ink.  My upper body and especially my lower body were tight from all the exercise yesterday.  I like being a morning person because I got up and did a meditation before putting on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, and running shorts.  I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching inside.  It was a clear day in west Seattle but it was brisk outside as the sun was brightening the day.  I ran in an early morning environment that was coming alive as morning rush hour was beginning.  When I got to the track, I went around twice and the big development was that it had rained the night before (not a surprise in Seattle) and the morning was cold enough that it had turned the top layer of water on the track to a thin layer of ice.  As I ran I noticeably slipped a little bit with each stride and quickly learned why track stars have cleats.  At the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.6 miles, Odometer = 211.3 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 13 squats (39 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 18 lunges (9 each leg, 54 total), then stretch.  3 sets of 23 “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) I the sensor tracked well and I scored 18 points.  During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation, the stress eraser continued to track well while I focused on "I was a Christian who was blind holding a child who was not".  I finished with a point count of 36, 18 more for sitting (Point Count = 1823).  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 156, Word Count = 20,894).  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 = 47). 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 47 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 Kate (words written 242, Word Count = 7,006).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started on my project because never too late to start a business.

Daily Priority #6 - Financial Health

Money Management: Busy with other things, I did not have time today to read MMM.

Reward

Reward time = breakfast of yogurt, granola, and banana and a day of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (5.5 miles, Odometer = 703).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a rider.

Journey far,

― Joe

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I have been fortunate enough to pay off all my debt, travel to all 7 continents, and complete a Bachelors of Psychology & MBA in Finance. I am eternally grateful to the brilliant and self-less people who have gone before me to pave the road.