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Month 5, Day 123

Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health

Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic after a short night's sleep where I deprived myself by staying up to late building a website.  When I did wake up, it was later than I had hoped but, being a morning person, I set to work on my routine.  My hamstrings were pleasantly tight and sore from my workout yesterday.  I put 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.  Then I ran to the park that had my functional pull up bar.  The morning was overcast but dry and the air cold enough to chill my hands in the early going.  I ran down a huge hill which I knew that I was going to have to come back up and onward to a park where I did 6 & 1/2 pull ups, and 6 & 1/3 chin ups.  Then I ran back to the apartment, including up the steepest hill at the end complete with really sore and tired leg muscles.  At the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (2.2 miles, Odometer = 220.5 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.

Fitness: Back at the apartment I was staying at, I stretched for a few minutes while I cooled down before I continued my routine.  I did 3 sets of 26 dumbbell rows (13 each arm, 78 total) using a full duffle bag as weight, stretch.  I also did 3 sets of 13 push-ups (39 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, 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 using my stress eraser.  During the 4 minutes of walking meditation (two, 6 foot sections) I the sensor tracked well and I scored 12 points.  During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation, the stress eraser struggled with the transition of walking to sitting and took a while to calibrate in a way that was counting my breathings as quality.  Add this to my distracted thoughts about biking to the grocery store (oddly enough) and I finished with a point count of 26, 14 more for sitting (Point Count = 1936).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.

Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health

Writing: I continued to write "beat down by the winds of change" (words written 491, Word Count = 22,692) although, I will admit that I wrote this tomorrow.  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 = 52). 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 52 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 170, Word Count = 8,000).  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: I continued reading through Mr Money Mustache's posts in September 2011 (Reading Days = 6).  It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a reader.  An interesting note, is that I wondered today if this pace of reading is sustainable... It takes a long time to read and digest so much content, although I really want to get through the whole thing by April.  Time will tell.


Reward time = breakfast of oatmeal and a day of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (14 miles, Odometer = 770).  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.